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Can't Change Windows update setting in windows 8.

  1. #1

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    windows 8 64 bit single lnguage

    Can't Change Windows update setting in windows 8.

    I have a windows 8 64-bit single language and i changed the windows update settings. Now i want to change it back but can't because it shows.

    'some settings can only be changed by the admin".

    Iam the system admin and there are no other accounts o my p.c.

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  2. #2

    What was it that you exactly change?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello rockstar, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please export the two WindowsUpdate registry keys below from your PC as .reg files, and upload them here. I'll be happy to take a look at them to see if it's a group policy setting that's responsible, and hopefully will be able to post back with a .reg file to undo it.



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  4. #4

    Shawn, just a FYI: When I query those registry keys on my Windows 8 X64 system, neither are found.

    >reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate"
    ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.

    >reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Network Connections

    >reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate"
    ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.

    >reg query "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows"
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  5. #5

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hey Rich,

    They would only be there if a group policy was set for them. If so, posting the exported .reg files for those keys would reveal which policy was set.
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  6. #6

    Ah, thanks Shawn.

    I don't have access to gpedit with this version of Windows 8. Guess I should have gotten Pro.
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  7. #7

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Anytime mate.
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Can't Change Windows update setting in windows 8.
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