Over the last weekend, I performed a clean install of Windows 10 with November Update on my desktop PC, turned off automatic Windows updates via Group Policy after the install, and made several changes to default privacy settings to improve the privacy.
Since making changes to Group Policy and changing default privacy settings, I have been getting “Some settings are managed by your organization” message in the Windows Update section as well as in the Privacy section of the Settings app. The desktop PC is purely used for running virtual machines, and it’s not part of a domain or organization.
Remove “Some settings are managed by your organization” message from Privacy section of Settings
The “Some settings are managed by your organization” message appearing in the Privacy section of Settings app because you have configured Windows 10 to send only Basic device data to Microsoft instead of Enhanced or Full.
To stop seeing “Some settings are managed by your organization” message in the Privacy section of the Settings app, you need to let Windows 10 send Enhanced data to Microsoft.
According to this page of Microsoft, Windows 10 collects and sends performance as well as usage data to Microsoft to troubleshoot and improve its products and services.
Remove “Some settings are managed by your organization” in Windows Update
And if you are looking to remove “Some settings are managed by your organization” message from the Windows Update section of Settings, you need to restore Windows Update settings to its default in Group Policy.
However, if you really want to disable or configure how automatic Windows updates are installed, you can use the Registry Editor as changing default settings in Registry will not show the message in the Windows Update section. You can refer to our how to disable automatic Windows updates in Windows 10 Home edition (works for both Home and Pro) to configure Windows update settings in Registry.
Follow the instructions in Method 1 to remove the message from Windows Update.
Method 1- remove Some settings are managed by your organization message from Windows Update
Method 2 – remove the message from the Privacy section
Method 3 – remove the message from the Privacy section
Step 1: Type Gpedit.msc in Start menu search and then press Enter key to open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Navigate to the following policy:
Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
On the right-side, double-click on the entry labeled Configure Automatic Updates to open its properties.
Step 3: Select Not Configured, and then click Apply button. Restart your PC if the message is still appearing when you open Windows Update in Settings, simply click Check for updates button once. The message will disappear in no time.
And if you want to disable updates, please refer to our how to turn off automatic updates in Windows 10 guide for detailed instructions.
This will remove the message only from the Privacy section
Step 1: Open Settings app either by clicking its icon in the Start menu or using the Windows logo + I hotkey.
Step 2: Once the Settings app is launched, click Privacy.
Step 3: Click Feedback & diagnostics. Under the Diagnostics and usage data section, select either Enhanced or Full from the drop-down menu to turn off “Some settings are managed by your organization” message.
Note that this method applies only to Windows 10 Pro edition as Group Policy Editor is not part of Home edition.
Step 1: Type Gpedit.msc in Start menu or Run command box and then press the Enter key.
Step 2: In the Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the following policy:
Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.
Step 3: On the right-side, double-click on Allow Telemetry to open its properties, select Enabled, and then select either Enhanced or Full, as shown in the picture below.
Click the Apply button. That’s it!