Hey Guys, I am trying to get a computer to get Windows Updates. It is a brand new installation, and windows automatically has it configured to get updates from a 'system administrator'. If I click the button to look online for updates instead, it will find and install the updates, but not if I tell it to automatically install the updates.
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Now normally to change this I could use group policy editor, but this is Win7 HP, which doesn't have that.
So how do I switch it to automatically look online for updates instead of the system administrator?
This could be a Norton or McAfee block
Is this a fresh/new personal or a company install of windows?
Did the comp come with 7 preinstalled?
Make and model of machine could help.
Their is no AV on the machine yet. Lt 3.0 firmware winchester. It is a brand new, personal machine. Yes it was preinstalled, it was bought through a Dell Outlet seller. It is an Inspiron 560.
Hey, I finally figured out how. This did the trick.
Hey, that is brilliant and thank you for posting the resolve you found
Hey man anytime, I was very happy to finally find a solution.
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Of course my account is an administrator, and I've also tried using the true administrator account with the 'net user Administrator active'-command. Sadly, I can't change my Power Options, because it just says that they're being managed by the system administrator. Obviously, that's quite annoying considering my external hard drive keeps dis- and reconnecting once in a while because I can't change my USB-options.
I've had this problem (not being able to change the settings) for a few months now and I didn't really care, but since my external hard drive startet disconnecting regularly a few days ago, I now want to take control again. Interestingly, I've fixed the problem with my external HDD a few years ago, but since I've moved a few days ago it reappeared, even though the only thing that has changed is that I removed my old (former secondary) GPU.
I've also tried consulting Google, but that just leads me to outdated links and solutions for problems I don't have (lots of people seem the get the same message when trying to update Windows).
I really don't get how even the admin account is not good enough for this easy task.
How can I change my power options?