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    When I use PC Health Check to check if my PC is compatible with Windows 11, I get the message “Your organization manages updates on this PC.”

    I suspect this is because I changed the Windows Update settings as per an article from Susan Bradley many moons ago. Like an idiot, I never kept a record of the updates and now I cannot reverse the process. I presume that this means that not only can I not check compatibility with Windows 11, I won’t be able to install it either.

    If memory serves Susan has addressed the topic several times and even if I could identify her articles, I am unsure which one is pertinent. Any suggestions?

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    • #2397730

      Any time you have set a feature release deferral via registry or group policy it thinks you have a managed pc.

      I would use the tool https://github.com/rcmaehl/WhyNotWin11/releases/latest/download/WhyNotWin11.exe there instead

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2397766

      “Your organization manages updates on this PC.”

      Under the notice you have ‘view configured update policies’ were you can check the list of changes made.

      • #2397769

        Thanks. Indeed it does give a summary. But I cannot remember the sequence of events needed to change the settings.

        The tool Susan suggested works well, but I still wonder if I will be able to install Windows 11 without restoring the settings.

      • #2397771

        “Your organization manages updates on this PC.”

        Under the notice you have ‘view configured update policies’ were you can check the list of changes made.

        That link is not shown in the PC health Check app, which is where the notice appears:

        PC-Health-Check-Org-Error

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1387 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

    • #2397774

      I did not make the registry changes myself.  I used the little program tool Susan provided to stop at 21H2 when it becomes available and go no further.

      Maybe she will write another to undo the changes.  😉

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1348
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2111(Build 14701.20226 C2R)

    • #2397840

      This weekly newsletter post by Susan Bradley might help.

      Use the “Search Newsletters”  tool near the top of the right side 0f the AskWoody web page search for ” Time to block vNext ” (without the quotes).

      • #2397890

        May be dense but this seems to be about blocking Windows 11.  I have it blocked already using Susan’s program to change registry.

        Someday, probably in the distant future, I may want to move to Windows 11.  Still not clear if this will be possible if it is blocked in the registry on my computer.

        That is the question.  I did not block it manually.  I used Susan’s program and I have no idea how to unblock it when the time comes.

        Thank you.

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
        OS build 19043.1348
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
        -Version 2111(Build 14701.20226 C2R)

        • #2397895

          I have “unblockers”.  I’m going to organize a section with all the tools in one spot, hang loose.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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          mpw
        • #2397897

          This is the Script for Windows 10 v21H1.
          Copy the text to Notepad.
          Change the “ProductVersion” from “Windows 10” to “Windows 11” (or whatever Product you want to change to).
          Change “TargetReleaseVersionInfo” from “21H1” to “21H2” (or whatever version is current or you want to change to)
          Save the file as 21H2.reg (or whatever version you are changing to with a .reg extension, NOT .txt.reg)
          Double click on the .reg file and it will change the Registry entry to your choice.

          Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
          
          [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
          "TargetReleaseVersion"=dword:00000001
          "ProductVersion"="Windows 10"
          "TargetReleaseVersionInfo"="21H1"
          
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          mpw
          • #2397901

            Thank you but afraid to mess with registry myself.

            HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
            Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
            OS build 19043.1348
            Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
            Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
            -Version 2111(Build 14701.20226 C2R)

    • #2397900

      I have “unblockers”.  I’m going to organize a section with all the tools in one spot, hang loose.

      Thank you Susan.  That is exactly the answer I was hoping for. I am in no hurry.

      I am still mourning the loss of Windows 7 and getting used to Windows 10.  I am too old for all these changes all the time.

      You are extremely helpful to folks like me who fear do it yourself registry changes.

      HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
      Windows 10 Home Version 21H1
      OS build 19043.1348
      Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
      Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019
      -Version 2111(Build 14701.20226 C2R)

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