When you first install your Windows 11 or Windows 10, you will usually be asked if you are a person or an organization when you first register with Windows. Most of us sign in as a person. However, sometimes Windows could go wrong and think that the PC is being run by an organization despite setting the user as a person, thus showing the error and limiting access to some Windows settings such as Windows Update.
If you legally own your Windows and if it belongs only to you, follow the steps below to get rid of the error. If you do not own the license and if it’s owned by your company or any other organization, you should consult your IT department representative or whoever in-charge before you make any changes to the group policy that we are about to edit.
How to fix “Some settings are managed by your organization” restriction
If you are experiencing this issue, you will notice in some locations, especially those in the Windows 11/10 settings app, there will be a message red in color showing “some settings are managed by your organization” at the top.
There are two workarounds we discovered. If the first one doesn’t work out for you, try the second fix. Here’s the first workaround to get rid of the problem using the Group Policy Editor in Windows 11 or 10.
- Go to Start Menu. Type gpedit.msc.
- Right click it and select Run as administrator (important).
- In the Local Group Policy Editor window, on the left panel, browse to the following setting.
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data and Preview Builds
- When Data and Preview Builds is selected, on the right most panel, double-click Allow Telemetry.
- In the newly opened Allow Telemetry window, select Enabled.
- At the bottom, under Options, select “3 – Full“.
- Click Apply then OK.
- Double-click “Allow Telemetry” again.
- This time, select Not configured.
Step 8-9 is to make sure “allow telemetry” remains off so that your usage data won’t be sent to Microsoft.
Go back to the Windows Update setting page. The error message “Some settings are managed by your organization” should be gone by now and you can now make changes to the Windows Update settings.
Fix 2 – If the above workaround doesn’t work
If changing the group policy method above doesn’t work well for you, try to change your system Network ID to home computer. A few users have reported that by changing the Network ID it solved the “some settings are managed by your organization” issue in Windows 11 or Windows 10. Here’s how to do it.
- Go to Start Menu.
- Type system and open it.
- On the left panel, go to Advanced system settings.
- Go to the Computer Name tab.
- Click on Network ID.
- In the “Join a Domain or Workgroup” window, select “This is a home computer, it’s not part of a business network.”
- Click Next.
- Restart your computer.
This should fix the problem if your Windows has somehow previously set itself up as if it’s in a domain instead of a home network. Drop us a comment below and let us know if this helps or if you found a better solution to the problem.