It’s no secret that Windows 10’s reputation has been marred by privacy issues. From features you can’t turn off to telemetry seemingly tracking your every move, many people have chosen to steer clear of Microsoft’s latest offering.
However, some of those who have jumped on the Windows 10 train have taken matters into their own hands. After reading about the facts of Windows 10’s spying, you might have chosen to use privacy-focused apps. These include ShutUp10 and Windows 10 Privacy Fixer.
These apps allow you to turn off a lot of Windows 10’s less desirable features in one place, but also can come with some annoying side effects. If you’ve ever seen messages that read “Some settings are managed by your organization” in the Settings when your computer isn’t part of a business, then you’re affected by these.
Privacy apps do expedite the tedious process of having to hunt down and disable tracking across various parts of Windows. However, they can also be overzealous and start messing with other components. This is why those messages come up in your settings. These apps can change values in Windows that make the system think that an administrator has disabled certain features.
In extreme cases, these apps can even disable Windows Update and other critical system components. Thus, you should avoid using them if you can, and stick to disabling settings as you see fit using the built-in options in Windows. We’ve linked to several of these places in the articles above if you need some help.
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So if you’re seeing the “organization” message, download the app that you originally used to disable Windows 10 spying and reset everything. That should fix the problem and restore functionality to your system.
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