Windows 10: Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update

Discus and support Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Days before the "get it free" period was over, I upgraded from 7 Pro to 10 Pro. At the time, I followed some instructions to defer updates to avoid... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by chamlin, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. chamlin Win User

    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update


    Days before the "get it free" period was over, I upgraded from 7 Pro to 10 Pro. At the time, I followed some instructions to defer updates to avoid headaches. Today, while trying to fix an issue caused Win 10 (my HP printer won't scan or fax), a thread suggested making sure Windows was fully updated.

    BUT, all my update options are grayed out! Can someone advise?


    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]


    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]


    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]


    :)
     
    chamlin, Sep 5, 2016
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  2. Re-enable windows update

    Hi Aadithya,

    To address your concern about enabling Windows update again, we'd like to know if you've made a back up of your registry prior to changing registry values. If so, we suggest restoring it with the steps below:

    • Press Windows logo key + R.
    • Type regedit.exe on the search box, then press
      Enter
      .
    • Click File, then Import.
    • Select the location from Import Registry File where you saved the backup copy to.
    • Click to select the backup file, and then click Open.

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more
    information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to this
    Microsoft Knowledge Base
    article.

    You can also restore your computer to an earlier point in time. You can refer to the steps on this

    article
    .

    Let us know how it goes.

    Thank you.
     
    Angela Pun, Sep 5, 2016
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  3. Re-enable windows update

    HI

    I had previously disabled win updates by changing registry values and also running some netsh command on cmd as root.

    Now, I am back to an unlimited internet with a new ISP; and I need my win updates back to normalcy.

    Please help with the steps to do so
     
    Aadithya AthreyChandran, Sep 5, 2016
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  4. mrgeek Win User

    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update

    Try this to get rid of the "some settings are managed by your organization" to enable the greyed out options. Go to Settings/Privacy/Feedback & diagnostics/Diagnostics and usage data. If it is set to "Basic", change it to "Enhanced" or higher, the message disappears.


    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]


    As far as your HP printer, to get the latest driver package, have you tried the HP Support site where you enter your model. I have an old HP printer and a new driver package is issued with each new Windows OS. I went here for the driver package and there was also a PrinterInstallWizard that automatically does it too.
     
    mrgeek, Sep 5, 2016
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  5. chamlin Win User
    Mr. Geek, thank you for responding! Basic is greyed out too. Who is my organization??? I'm just...me! *Smile
     
    chamlin, Sep 5, 2016
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  6. chamlin Win User
    Searching for the issue further, I found it's common. BUT the solution as follows did not make any difference on my system. Here's what was advised many sites:
    Steps to fix 'Some settings are managed by your organization' message in Windows 10
    Step 1: Launch Start Menu by hitting the Windows Key. Type in gpedit.msc and right-click the app from the search results. Choose Run as Administrator from the context menu.
    Step 2: In the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), go to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Data Collection and Preview Builds.
    Step 3: Find the Allow Telemetry item and double-click it to edit the policies.
    Step 4: Change the setting to Enabled. Change the drop-down menu entry to 3-Full and click Apply.
    Step 5: Now open the item again and change its Setting to Not configured and hit the Save button.
    That's it. The message should no longer stop you from accessing various system settings in Windows 10.
     
    chamlin, Sep 5, 2016
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  7. mrgeek Win User
    "Basic is greyed out too. Who is my organization?"

    Then it's a Telemetry issue, maybe caused by some 3rd party 'privacy' software. If you are on Pro, you should be able to re-enable Windows Update via Group Policy editor. Open Run, type Gpedit.msc. Go to
    Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    On the right-side, double-click on the entry labelled Configure Automatic Updates to open its properties.

    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]

    Select Not Configured, and then click Apply button.

    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update [​IMG]

    Restart your PC. If the message is still appearing when you open Windows Update in Settings, click Check for updates button once. The message will should disappear and grey box will be active.
     
    mrgeek, Sep 5, 2016
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  8. chamlin Win User

    Cannot Re-Enable Windows Update

    Okay, partially solved, (not the printer issue). It was O&O Shutup10 which I used for privacy when upgrading to 10. Once I told Shutup to default to factory settings, I could then use the telemetry fix and it worked as it was supposed to. Windows is now updating.

    Printer...we'll see. I'll post over in the drivers forum for the printer to keep this thread clean.

    Thank you!
     
    chamlin, Sep 5, 2016
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  9. mrgeek Win User
    "It was O&O Shutup10 which I used for privacy when upgrading to 10. Once I told Shutup to default to factory settings, I could then use the telemetry fix and it worked as it was supposed to."

    Good that the solution was simple enough. I have an HP printer that's probably 10 yrs old. It came with an XP install CD. When I went to 8.1, there was a new package that made it work with that and another when 10 came out. You should be able to find a 10 driver pack w/o much difficulty @ HP Support. Whether you can find a Basic w/o the imaging software & extras, is another issue.

    Mark this topic Solved, if you're satisfied so others with a similar issue can find more easily. Thanks
     
    mrgeek, Apr 5, 2018
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