Microsoft has confirmed that the Patch Tuesday update released this month has caused trouble for some Windows 10 and Windows 11 users. When these users log in with a local account, they will see a prompt saying “Your data will be processed outside the country or region in which you are located.” This issue only affects Education and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and Windows 11, not all client devices.
Microsoft explains the cause and fix for this issue in its support article. According to the article, the issue is due to Windows Updates on or after March 21, 2023. Along with this notice, the Microsoft Privacy Statement dialog is displayed.
If an enterprise wants to suppress this prompt, it needs to create an entry in the registry of each local account before installing the update. The specific operation steps attached are as follows:
In Registry Editor, navigate to the following location:
Under the PersonalDataExport key, create a REG_DWORD value called PDEShown and set its data to 1.
Install Windows updates on or after March 21, 2023, and restart the device.
The versions affected by this issue are as follows:
Microsoft says they are working hard to fix the issue and will provide a better experience in future updates.