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How to Fix the "Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization" Bug in Windows 10

Posted by Jim Tanous on May 26, 2016
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Like its predecessors, Windows 10 can be configured by organizations to limit user access to certain settings and features. From a consumer standpoint, you may have encountered one of these business-specific options when, during the Windows 10 upgrade process, you were asked “who owns this PC?” with either you or your organization as the possible answers. Unfortunately, certain bugs and settings can incorrectly configure your own PC as being locked down by a nonexistent organization, which limits your access to certain settings in the operating system.
If you’re experiencing this issue, you’ll notice in several locations (primarily in the Settings app) that “Some settings are managed by your organization.” If your Windows 10 PC belongs only to you, here’s how you can reconfigure Windows 10 to fix the “some settings are managed by your organization” issue.
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The solution to this problem can be found in the Group Policy Editor, but you’ll need to launch this utility with administrative privileges. To do so, click the Start Menu and type gpedit.msc. The top result should be the Local Group Policy Editor as shown in the screenshot below.
windows 10 gpedit.msc
Right-click on the gpedit.msc result and select Run as Administrator. In the Group Policy Editor, use the hierarchical list of options on the left side of the window to navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds.
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With Data Collection and Preview Builds selected, you’ll see an option labeled Allow Telemetry on the right side of the window. Double-click it to change its options.
windows 10 allow telemetry
At the top of the Allow Telemetry options window, click Enabled. Don’t freak out, privacy advocates. This is a temporary change and we’ll soon turn Windows 10 telemetry back off. With Telemetry Enabled, click the drop-down box in the Options section and choose 3 – Full.
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Click OK to save your changes and close the window. Next, double-click Allow Telemetry in the Group Policy Editor again to bring the same configuration window back up. This time, select Not Configured instead of “Enabled.” Finally, click OK to save the change and close the window. You can also now quit the Group Policy Editor.
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Now head back to a location where you previously encountered the “Some settings are managed by your organization” message. You should see that the message is now gone and that you have full access to your Windows 10 settings. Note, however, that this fix is intended for individually-owned consumer PCs. If your Windows 10 PC or license is owned by your company or organization (or was initially set up that way), there will be other settings which will continue to limit your access to certain functions and you shouldn’t change Group Policy settings without consulting your IT administrator.

28 thoughts on “How to Fix the "Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization" Bug in Windows 10”

Kathleen says:
This worked perfectly for me. I following the instructions exactly. and all is perfect. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
FYI my home machine info……
I have a 64 bit OS with a x64-based processor on my HP home PC.
I am running Windows 10 Pro, Version 1803, OS build 17134.48
which was recently upgraded by Windows on 6th May 2018
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John says:
Worked for me too. Thanks
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Ahmad says:
i have same problem “some settings are hidden or managed by your organization” in Apps and features window :/ u cant choose “allow apps from anywhere” to install apps from outside store ..
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vinod says:
not work because there was already not configure option.
even i try this method but didn’t work.
please help.
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Greg says:
It didn’t work for me but after reading elsewhere on the net I tried clicking the disable option then APPLY then back to Not Configured then Apply. it seems to have solved the problem. Thanks to all the various contributors all over the net about this problem.
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How_delightful says:
Exactly what I was looking for, and your instructions were easy to follow. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work. I still have no access to change settings in updates.
Any suggestions (a year later)?
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Brian Jobes says:
This worked for me but I had to also follow these steps under
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data and Preview Builds. Not sure if that’s obvious to everyone else or not.
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Steve Hi says:
How do I get the gpedt download in windows 10 home version? Microsoft doesn’t install this on the home version.
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Steve Hi says:
Turned out to be a third party software conflict for me. Problem fixed.
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Akila Maithripala says:
Thanx man.. It worked…!
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Steve Hi says:
This doesn’t work for me as there is no group editor installed with windows 10 home.
I also tried Sam Gilliam’s fix and it didn’t work either.
Sill looking for a solution.
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Jack Flynn says:
Didn’t work for me. I can follow all steps exactly, and complete them, but it doesn’t remove “Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization”
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dejudicibus says:
It does not work.
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Yiannis Pahitas says:
I cant even find the data collection and preview build folder.anyone can help?
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Being Doug says:
Does not work
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Being Doug says:
Does not work
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Jeff Tjernagel says:
Didn’t for me…
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Нико Сим says:
this is not working
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Rodrigo says:
Fixed for me. Thx!
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Adrian says:
Not working here build 15007
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LaVern says:
Thanks for the instructions. It worked perfectly and everything was easy to follow.
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Josephine says:
Can you please help me ,I have the ”Some setting are managed by your orgaization” thing in my camera settings, and I cant enable anything .I’ve been trying everything I could find to solve it but I couldn’t .The problems might be that I’m not the admnistrator of my laptop?I really do need this to be fixed soon since I need the camera to work .Thank you in advance.
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Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks, it works for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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abdulrahman awny says:
I FOUND A SOLUTION FOR THAT …… i had that text on my personalization then start and i cannot customize my start menu
RUN>gpedit.msc>USER CONFIGURATION>SYSTEM>GROUP POLICY
AND I DISABLED ALL SETTINGS THEN ENABLED THEM THEN CHOSE NOT CONFIGURED AGAIN
PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ME
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Jeff Tjernagel says:
Didn’t help…
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Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks. It works for me.
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Ahmadu says:
Yes! thanks. It works for me, Abdulrahman Awny Says.
RUN>gpedit.msc>USERNFIGURATION>SYSTEM>GROUP POLICY
AND I DISABLED ALL SETTINGS THEN ENABLED THEM THEN CHOSE NOT CONFIGURED AGAIN
PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ME
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Anna says:
It worked for me as well! Thank you.
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Sam Gilliam says:
Hello everyone!
I’ve tried various methods, GPO and registry tweaks, listed here and elsewhere and had no success with any of them. I did find something else that did work, at least on my Win 10 Pro laptop.
Go into Classic Control Panel, select “System”, “Advanced system settings”, then under “System Properties, Computer Name”, Select “Network ID” and select “This is a home computer, not part of a business network”, and select “Next”. You will be prompted to “Finish” and that’s it. So far as I can tell, depending on build, where and how Win 10 was installed, or other astronomical events, Windows 10 automatically sets itself up as if in a domain.
That did two things for me, it got rid of the “Some things …” message and ungrayed the box allowing additional options for how updates are delivered. The catch is that you now have to set up a Home Network if you have not already done so.
This does not stop MS’s automatic updates but it does offer some breathing room.
I’m now looking into somewhat civilized ways to better control auto updating and “maintenance”, which basically looks like a script of some sort, rather like bulldozing a forest to cut down one tree.
Best of luck!
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Robert Kramer says:
Thanks Sam! Worked for me.
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Jeff Tjernagel says:
Changed it to “This is a home computer, not part of a business network”, clicked finish, rebooted and it was changed back to a business.. Suggestions?
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Being Doug says:
Same thing as described by Jeff T. No change to system, “some settings” msg still there
Lee Keels says:
It didn’t “change back”. That screen is not designed to show the current setting. It is simply a choice…a wizard. The default choice is business. It will ALWAYS start with business selected.
dejudicibus says:
Well, but what if your laptop is used either at home or in the office? And in any case there are NO SETTINGS really managed by your organization since you are the boss of yourself?
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Weston Cover says:
Please help it will not let me select network ID because it is grayed out.
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Steve Hi says:
Check for third party software conflicts. Mine was system mechanic, the privacy settings caused a conflict with Windows 10 settings.
Steve Miller says:
Didn’t work it restared the computer all but that messages is stil i even set it reg edit like the above before’s they stated ya can’t remove it’s set for full (3)
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Steve Miller says:
There has to be more setting’s that control there if where signed in as the admin in the pc and all those winupdate 10 fixes microsoft been through claim to reset it turn on the features in services as well I think will never find the Pics and I just found microsoft Just laid of a few thousand of there employee including the programmer’s that where working on this current 1703 ver’s of windows 10 so where Screwed now the ones whom have the fix are gone now .
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Steve Miller says:
So I sujest some from windows or some who did the programming better speak up and find out why Microsft again removed setting’s even there PCrescue they used to look at my computer that rep removed the GOback Feature and all the update features for windows update now Only 1703 can be installed the previuos 15 and 16 win 10 have be manully disabiled after she wen in and deleted the files and Lied about system restore can’t bring back those files once there and she new this then Hung up chat with me .
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How_delightful says:
Didn`t work for me either.
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Joe Melo says:
Thanks Sam, I was able to get rid of this message “Some Settings Are Managed By Your Organization” Bug in Windows 10, doing exactly what you said.
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Vishal Kumar says:
Thank You
It Worked
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Sebastian Zhakata says:
didn’t work.
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iron2000 says:
Not working for me.
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Alex says:
Didn’t work, some options still have “some settings are managed…” message.
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hylle4ev says:
Used to work but not now, i have “Some settings are managed …” on the Lock Screen settings.
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Bill Hazlett says:
Exactly what I was looking for, and your instructions were easy to follow. Unfortunately, the fix didn’t work. I still have no access to change settings in updates. Any suggestions?
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Al3xI98O says:
Idem here…
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