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Windows 7: Cannot access the update settings

03 May 2017   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Cannot access the update settings

So one of my Windows 7 pro 64-bit machine is acting a bit weird. I was one of those who installed (last year) the GWX program which worked fine. Now I wanted to remove it which I did and followed the instructions at the website. Made sure and did everything prior to uninstall was completed and verified.

But after removal (along with the folder) I still do not have access to my Windows update settings (see picture). So I checked some of my "changed setting logs" and I found out that in the gpedit.msc I had turned off:
* Configure Automatic Updates
* Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update

So I put these back, but still no joy. Is there something else I can do to get this back? I rebooted at each change.

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03 May 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

From you picture.

Put a check mark in (Allow all Users to install updates on this computer).

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03 May 2017   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Check registry locations as per this thread:

Ssettings are managed by your administrator - PC was part of a Domain - Windows 7 Help Forums

EDIT: Also read the rest of the thread.
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03 May 2017   #4

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

@Layback Bear - thanks for the reply. Did not work though
@Callender - The registry explanation was the key to fixing it. Setup the key exactly like here, reboot and it now is accessible.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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