Assume that you have a Windows 10-based computer that's configured to receive updates from the Microsoft Windows Update server. The computer is not domain-joined or Azure Active Directory Domain-joined or managed by a System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) client, but the computer is otherwise managed, for example by an IT professional.
In this situation, the Upgrade and Privacy Experience (UPX) may be displayed in the user interface (UI) unexpectedly, contrary to the preferences of the IT professional or other person who manages the device.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 - How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
- Create the following registry key if it is not present on the system:
- Create a new value named ShowUI of type REG_DWORD if it does not already exist, and set ShowUI to 0.
- Create a new value named AutoSet of type REG_DWORD if it does not already exist, and set AutoSet to 0.
- With the UPX UI suppressed, the existing privacy settings on the system will be migrated automatically when the Creators Update is applied. As part of your ongoing device management, we recommend you continue to review and manage privacy settings on the device, for example, by applying privacy-related group policies.
For more information about UPX, see Choose your privacy settings for the Windows 10 Creators Update.