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Windows 7: Can't change Windows Update setting

06 Feb 2010   #11
cybernevets

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I "solved" this by reinstalling Windows 7. Even Microsoft Tech Support for Windows Update could not figure out how to fix this.


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06 Feb 2010   #12
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Right click and select properties. Can you change your security?

You should consider having a second administrator account- that way if you loose a password you will still have access to your computer. Just a warning!

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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02 Jul 2010   #13
abhijitroy

Windows 7
 
 

The problem is properly solved here:
Can't change auto updates settings
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09 Apr 2012   #14
Dyl

Win 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Can't change Windows Update setting

I know this is about a year too late but I was having the same problem and nearly tearing my hair out ha. Finally worked it out so, just in case someone using Windows 7 is looking to solve this problem:

Open Local Group Policy Editor:
- Start Menu
- Type 'gpedit.msc' in search bar
In Left Pane of LGP Editor
- user configuration
- administrative templates
- windows components
- windows updates
In Right Pane
- right click 'Remove access to use all windows update features'
- Edit
- Enable
- Ok

Hope this helps somebody out
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09 Apr 2012   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dyl View Post
I know this is about a year too late but I was having the same problem and nearly tearing my hair out ha. Finally worked it out so, just in case someone using Windows 7 is looking to solve this problem:

Open Local Group Policy Editor:
- Start Menu
- Type 'gpedit.msc' in search bar
This will only work in Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise - as lower editions do not have access to gpedit
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09 Apr 2012   #16
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

You beat me to it Noel.
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09 Apr 2012   #17
ArchiMark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have same problem, installed Win7HP and it won't let me change the Windows Update settings....

So, is my only solution to reinstall Win7 again?

Seems like Win7 should allow me to change settings somehow without reinstalling entire OS again.....

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09 Apr 2012   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dyl View Post
I know this is about a year too late but I was having the same problem and nearly tearing my hair out ha. Finally worked it out so, just in case someone using Windows 7 is looking to solve this problem:

Open Local Group Policy Editor:
- Start Menu
- Type 'gpedit.msc' in search bar
This will only work in Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise - as lower editions do not have access to gpedit
No problem.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Access
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09 Apr 2012   #19
ArchiMark

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

[QUOTE=Brink;1874758]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
Forgot to mention in my post above that I tried the method in the link you post and it did not help....

Like cybernevets above, I just bit the bullet and reinstalled Win7 again and made sure to select the right option for updates....

Oh well....
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09 Apr 2012   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, at least you have a nice fresh start though.
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