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Reset Windows Update to Local from Managed

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My Win 7 system previously was connected to a domain and Windows Updates were "managed by your system administrator."  I want to change that setting so I can download and install updates.  I tried editng the registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU so that the value AUOptions was set to 5.  I also used the Group Policy Editor to enable Configure Automatic Updates to 5.  However, my Windows Updates still shows that it is managed by the sysadmin, as in the screenshot.  is there something else that I can do?  Thanks.
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by:Jon Sverrisson
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You probably need to go to the local group policy editor and change the policy there. Expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Update. Then click on Remove access to use all Windows Update features and click on Edit. There you can modify the settings.

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Just remove that key. This resets all GPO settings. As long as the Policy key exists, you will always see the "managed by your system administrator".
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