Windows 11 will be out to the public in a few months and everybody has been itching to get their hands on the new OS. It features a new start menu, the ability to install Android apps natively, and a frosted glass-themed aesthetic to give it a futuristic look.
If you’re using an organization-managed Windows system and tried to check your PC for compatibility with the upcoming OS then you will have received a message saying “Your school managed this PC”. So what does this mean? Can you actually upgrade to the upcoming OS? Let’s find out!
What is the “Your school managed this PC” issue?
This message is presented when your Windows installation is being managed by your school administrators. Windows gives administrators the ability to control various aspects of the OS and remove or add certain features depending on the students’ requirements. As you are using a school issue PC you are getting this message.
How to fix: Enquire with your School admin
This totally depends on your organization. In the current scenario, no, you can not upgrade to Windows 11 yourself even if you manage to grab the leaked ISO somehow.
Windows installations will be likely blocked on your device as you have been getting this message when checking for Windows 11 compatibility. Your administrators can choose to upgrade your machines with the new OS in the future but this will be completely up to their discretion.
As of June 27, 2021, Windows 11 has only been announced and is yet to make it to even the Dev Insider build. It is expected to be available to the public sometime later in 2021. Once it’s available for everyone, your School may decide to update the students’ system too to Windows 11, and that’s when you might get the update by itself by just following the update prompts — you won’t need to install it manually using an ISO or something.
Can you bypass the “Your school managed this PC” message?
Sadly, no, you can not bypass this message easily without taking some drastic steps. As such these workarounds are intended for PCs with botched and bugged installations that incorrectly have their group policies altered to make the PC show that it is managed by an organization.
In rare cases, a malicious program could also have infected your files and edited the registry values which has resulted in this message. In case you think that is the case, then we might have a fix for you soon. Stay tuned.
We hope this post helped shed some light on the “‘Your school managed this PC issue”. If you have any more questions, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.