• Missing Regedit Settings for TargetReleaseVersion

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    #2524026

    I hope I can explain this clearly, I apologize if I am not….

    I have a question: I have been using the AskWoody  super helpful you tube video “Tasks For The Weekend Jan. 30, 2021” that explains how to easily set the Target release version value for both Win 10 Pro & Home.

    I have 21H2 installed on my Win 10 Home pc and I was curious about updating to 22H2 since I updated my four former 8.1 pc’s to Win 10 running 22H2.

    I have used this regedit  method in the video several times to manually update the target version on this pc from when I purchased it 3 years ago. It’s always worked well.

    But today when I followed the steps to: “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate” I am missing two items.

    I took a screenshot from the video. My computer only has the first setting in that screenshot: “default”. The other two, “target release version” and “target release version info” are missing.

    The strange thing is they were there because as I mentioned before, I used this method to manually update from previous versions.

    Does anyone have an idea what happened to “remove” those registry settings?

    Thanks

    Also i should add that under the Windows Update setting in the registry Editor there is only one item that says “NEW KEY #1”

    "An analog kid in a digital world"

    Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

    Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

    Win 10 Dell desktop

    and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by analogkid.
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    • #2524039

      MS remove it. During an update, MS adds and remove things without user permissions. This is my typical experience. This is why I do not use Windows 10 online. It is offline always to protect from MS tel-spy-ware-mery. If connect to internet to check something, hard drive gets clean by reformatted and install backup copy to avoid any MS maleware.

    • #2524103

      Use GRC InControl instead – I do. Saves messing about in the registry.

      cheers, Paul

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      • #2524364

        Hello Paul

        Actually I did have InControl and I wondered if that somehow had something to do with the missing “settings” so I deleted it.

        Taking your advice I just reinstalled it.

        I’ve used many GSC utilities over the years: UnPlug ‘n Pray, Shoot The Messenger, ShieldsUp! and Leak Test.

        I will be installing this on my four other “new” Win 10 machines as well.

        I have one question……

        When the time comes to update this pc to 22H2  all I need do is go to InControl and click on  “release control” and I should see 22H2 at when installing the usual monthly security updates?

        I realize this is a dumb question however I ask because the past feature updates (2004, 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2) never appeared when downloading and installing the regular monthly updates which is why I had to do it manually in the registry.

        Thanks

        "An analog kid in a digital world"

        Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

        Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

        Win 10 Dell desktop

        and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • #2524457

      Rather than release control, set the update to the version you want, reboot and let Windows do its thing.

      cheers, Paul

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      • #2525396

        Hi Paul

        Thanks for the advice 🙂

        you wrote “set the update to the version you want”, well the issue is that every month when it is time to install the cumulative updates (when askwoody give the all clear) my original Dell win 10 desktop never offers the latest feature update for some reason unknown to me.

        Maybe when 21H2 is no longer supported 22H2 will show up, I hope so anyways.

        So far the three former 8.1 pc’s that I upgraded to win 10 running version 22H2 are operating well

        "An analog kid in a digital world"

        Win7 Ultimate home built desktop Running 0patch Pro

        Win 8.1 desktop & two 8.1 laptops (just updated to Win 10)

        Win 10 Dell desktop

        and two very old home built Win XP desktops (offline for use with an old Epsom Photo scanner)

    • #2525485

      desktop never offers the latest feature update

      What exactly do you expect it to offer?

      What does InControl show?

      Have you tried WUmgr and just used the Search option (circle of 2 arrows) to see what is available for your computer?

      cheers, Paul

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