Windows 10 "Your device is missing important security and quality fixes"

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Oct 22, 2022
Greetings all!

So, I run InControl on my Windows 10 laptop.

Recently I’ve noticed a warning box on the taskbar that says “Your device is missing important updates”. If I hover the mouse over it. When I click it, it launches Windows Update, which tells me that I’m not up to date, even though today was the last date checked, and that "Your device is missing important security and quality fixes". There’s also a message at the top that says that “Some settings are managed by your organization”, which has been there ever since I installed InControl.

Does anyone know what this is or how to fix it? I’m assuming it’s some effort by Windows to try to get me to turn off InControl, but I hesitate to do that since I turned it of for a second on my desktop and that allowed Windows to upgrade me to the latest version of 10. There was no way to stop it, literally I disabled InControl for no more than a second or two but Windows went on and downloaded the latest version. Task Manager, reboots, nothing stopped it. My desktop machine is a beast and can handle the bloat, but I’d rather avoid that on my laptop…

You neglected to mention what version of Windows you're currently on, but there is only two supported editions of Windows 10: 21H2 and 22H2. If you're not on either of those, you are on an unsupported version of Windows, and that would explain why you're seeing the complaints you described.

EDIT: Turns out I was wrong, 21H2 is no longer supported (see below.)
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Oh, looks like I had out of date information. 21H2 is now out of support as well:
There's almost literally no difference between 21H2 and 22H2... it's just a bit flip enablement package for features that are already present. I think you're safe to disable InControl, edit the field to be a 22 and then re-enable it.