My windows update is controlled by system administrator in windows 8 Help!! RRS feed


  • Hi sameralkady,


    Based on your description, I want to confirm that is it a domain user or local user?


    For domain user, we may try to check the Group Policy settings.


    For local user, we may change settings on Windows Updates manually by deleting the added sub key under this registry key.


    Open registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU


    Then leave only the "default" sub key.


    Please be careful while working in the registry. Make sure you create a backup of Registry before you proceed.


    Best Regards,



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    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 11:42 AM