Windows 10: Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization Solved

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  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Some settings are hidden or managed by your organization


    I have this message in my settings for Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 updates. I did have a message in updates that said the settings were managed by my administrator but I managed to eliminate that message (don't ask me how because I really don't remember). It seems like the culprit in this in this situation is a program that I used called Privacy Protector for Windows 10. I used the program and didn't like the results, but when I uninstalled the program, I did not revert the changes (I know, I'm stupid) and now I can't use the program again because the one that I did use was a giveaway program; that license is gone for good. I wish I knew exactly what the settings in the program changed so that I could manually reset them, but I do not. The option in Delivery Optimization is completely grayed out. I had the same issue with settings being grayed out in Windows Defender, but I was able to reset the settings and make them available again. Now I would just like to know if there is an easy way to reset Windows updates without reinstalling my OS.
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  2. Posts : 8,157
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #2

    Yes, you should have reset the 'tweaks' before uninstalling, I'm afraid. The 'some settings are managed...' means that some registry settings have been left in place and enforcing policies. Your specs say you are running Pro, if so then you may be able to undo this by identifying the group policy that has been left in place.

    I would start by opening the Group Policy editor (gpedit). Look at Administrative Templates > Windows Components > All settings. Scroll down the (very) long list looking for any that say the state is anything other than 'not configured'. If you find one that's related to your particular problem, set it to 'not configured'. The 'Download Mode' policy seems one likely candidate. In fact, it may well be worth enabling this policy, then setting it back to 'not configured' so that it removes any registry keys this policy uses.

    If that doesn't help, post a screenshot of the Settings page showing the greyed-out items, that may help us identify which registry settings may be involved.
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  3. Posts : 9,021
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       1 Week Ago #3

    Would an inplace repair reset these keys ??
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  4. Posts : 8,157
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #4

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Would an inplace repair reset these keys ??
    No, I'm afraid not. I have found previously under similar circumstances that it is likely to retain the policy registry keys.
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  5. Posts : 9,021
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       1 Week Ago #5

    You wouldn't have an old restore point from when product was installed would you?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    Hey TonPumper,
    Long shot ... but it looks like that program does create a System Restore Point. So, I you haven't disabled System Restore and if it was enabled when you made the changes and System Restore will actually restore a previous Restore Point ... you might get lucky.
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  7. Posts : 8,157
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #7

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    You wouldn't have an old restore point from when product was installed would you?
    Beat me to it, I was just typing that suggestion myself

    If so, remember to 'check for affected programs' before restoring. Other things you installed after that point may also be removed. Also, be prepared for the restore to fail, it's not the most reliable feature in Windows. No harm will be done in trying, it just says it can't restore.

    It's at times like this we generally suggest you should have been using something like Macrium to create a system image, that a far more reliable way to 'go back' than relying on restore points.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, you should have reset the 'tweaks' before uninstalling, I'm afraid. The 'some settings are managed...' means that some registry settings have been left in place and enforcing policies. Your specs say you are running Pro, if so then you may be able to undo this by identifying the group policy that has been left in place.

    I would start by opening the Group Policy editor (gpedit). Look at Administrative Templates > Windows Components > All settings. Scroll down the (very) long list looking for any that say the state is anything other than 'not configured'. If you find one that's related to your particular problem, set it to 'not configured'. The 'Download Mode' policy seems one likely candidate. In fact, it may well be worth enabling this policy, then setting it back to 'not configured' so that it removes any registry keys this policy uses.

    If that doesn't help, post a screenshot of the Settings page showing the greyed-out items, that may help us identify which registry settings may be involved.
    No need to scroll a big list.

    In View tab, set a filter with middle option set to yes, then click filter on, and select all sertings and it will only list setting that have be set (i.e. changed from "not configured").
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  9. Posts : 8,157
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       1 Week Ago #9

    cereberus said: View Post
    No need to scroll a big list.In View tab, set a filter...
    You're right, of course - just goes to show how little I use gpedit
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  10.    1 Week Ago #10

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    System restore is not an option. I've tried reseting Group Policy to the default settings, same issue.
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