In Windows operating system, updates are automatic, by default. This means Windows can itself check for updates, download and install them. There are some methods which can be used to turn off automatic updates. When automatic updates are disabled, you’ll see following mentioned at Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update:
Your organization has turned off automatic updates
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If you’re part of multi-user system and doesn’t know how to remove this message and allow Windows to download to automatic updates, this article is for you. Basically, you need to configure a Group Policy setting to its default or Not Configured status and this would resolve the problem. In case if your system is part of a domain, please contact your IT administrator and ask them to perform below solution.
FIX: Your Organization Has Turned Off Automatic Updates
1. Press + R and put
gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open GPO snap-in. Click OK.
2. Next, in the GPO snap-in window, navigate here:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates
> Windows Components > Windows Update
FYI: For GPMC snap-in, you should have Policies folder after Computer Configuration and before Administrative Templates folder.
3. In the right pane of Windows Update, look for the policy setting named Configure Automatic Updates. The policy is Enabled or Disabled and this is actual root cause for this issue. Double click on it to modify its status:
4. Finally, set the policy status to Not Configured. Click Apply, followed by OK. Close Group Policy snap-in.
gpupdate /force command in administrative Command Prompt to make changes effective.
Now go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, you’ll find that ‘Your organization has turned off automatic updates‘ no longer appears.