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Windows 7: windows update settings

05 Oct 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 
windows update settings

i recently ran windows update and found out that i could no longer change the settings for the update. in this link, Windows Update Settings - Change, step 3, the install updates automatically is greyed out. i am using windows 7 32-bit ultimate. furthermore, it says that my settings is managed by my system administrator and i am the only user of the pc.


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05 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Check this out, it might be what you are looking for.
Administrative Tools - Restore Shortcuts
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05 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinrules View Post
i recently ran windows update and found out that i could no longer change the settings for the update. in this link, Windows Update Settings - Change, step 3, the install updates automatically is greyed out. i am using windows 7 32-bit ultimate. furthermore, it says that my settings is managed by my system administrator and i am the only user of the pc.
I think there are only restrictions in group policy not any damages -check this one
Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access
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05 Oct 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

this is what it looks like. went to gpedit.msc and did what the link said but no change whatsoever....


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05 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Judging by the yellow bar at the top of your Windows Update options window there are some settings that are prohibiting your ability to make it work as you desire. Normally, that should not be there (I don't have that yellow bar):

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What information do you see when you click on "More Information" in the yellow bar?


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05 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Kevin,
Please complete your system spec.



HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR SYSTEM SPECS


In the line at the top of www.SevenForums.com you will see UserCP.
That is an abbreviation for User Control Panel.
Click on UserCP.
In the left-hand column, under Your Profile you will see Edit System Spec.
Click on Edit System Spec
You can copy and paste from the output of Speccy, Speccy - System Information - Free Download to fill out much of the info. Be sure to use the Other Info section of your System Specs for such info as your optical drive, your wireless adapter, your speakers, etc.



Next, whose computer is this? How did you obtain the computer?
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05 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is this computer used on a network like a business or schools. This kind of information would help us help you if we can.
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06 Oct 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Kelvin,

It looks like it may be either one of the settings highlighted in blue below in gpedit.msc under Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Updates. The default setting for these should all be Not Configured if this is not the one.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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06 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinrules View Post
this is what it looks like. went to gpedit.msc and did what the link said but no change whatsoever....
You should check more options than mentioned in tutorial,instead I prepared stronger fix for registry to reset security settings for WU.

Download attached file to post,unpack it anywhere e.g on your desktop,import double click on *.reg file and next restart computer to apply changes.


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06 Oct 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Judging by the yellow bar at the top of your Windows Update options window there are some settings that are prohibiting your ability to make it work as you desire. Normally, that should not be there (I don't have that yellow bar):

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What information do you see when you click on "More Information" in the yellow bar?
this is what i see.


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