Before upgrading to Windows 11, make sure your computer meets the system requirements to run the OS. One way to do that is to run the PC Health Check app. Sometimes, the app may inform you that “Your organization manages updates on this PC.” Let’s discuss what that message means and what you can do about it.
What to Do If Your Organization Manages PC Updates
Contact Your IT Admin
Suppose the PC Health Check app says that your organization manages PC updates. In that case, this indicates you don’t have full admin privileges. That’s to be expected when your computer is managed by an organization. In other words, your IT admin has set up specific settings to prevent you from installing new OS versions.
Just because you can log in with an admin account doesn’t mean you control all the settings. IT admins actually decide what each user category can and can’t do. They usually deploy software updates in the background. You don’t need to do anything; they’ll take care of everything.
However, if your admin has already deployed the latest Windows updates, but your computer is stuck on a previous OS version, reach out to them for further help.
Unlink Work or School Accounts
Make sure you’re using the right user account on your computer. If the company you work for uses a “Bring Your Own Computer” approach, unlink your work account. The same is valid if you’re using a school account to attend online classes.
- Go to Settings, and select Accounts.
- Scroll down to Access work and school.
- Unlink your work or school account, and keep your personal account.
- Then rerun the PC Health Check app. Check if you can upgrade to Windows 11.
Create a New User Account
If your current user account got corrupted, create a new admin account. Then log in to the new admin profile and check if you can install Windows 11.
- Go to Control Panel, and select User Accounts.
- Then click on Manage another account.
- Select Add a new user in PC settings.
- Configure the new account with admin privileges.
- Switch to the new admin account and check for updates.
By the way, installing a new OS will also fix your corrupted user account issue.
Suppose you can’t install Windows 11 because your organization is managing PC updates. In that case, this means your IT admin has set up specific settings to prevent you from installing OS updates. Contact your IT admin for further help. Additionally, unlink your work or school account. Add a new admin account, and check if you can install Windows 11.
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