lost control of widows update

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by lynnyrd, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. lynnyrd

    lynnyrd MDL Novice

    Jun 3, 2010
    Plz help.
    I have lost all control of windows update in 8.1 Pro. I have tried deleting all files in the Software Distribution folder, editing Group Policy setting. Nothing works.
    I don't have any options in the pull down, just says: some settings are being controlled by the system administrator. (I have full admin. rights)
    Do you think that a KB update installed itself and has control of the settings?
    I used the have "Never check for updates" as an option that is no longer in the pull down.
    Oh yeah, checked the Services and they are running.
    Any help appreciated. Lynnyrd
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2013
    Easiest option: backup and reinstall