[Fix] “Your Insider Preview Build Settings Need Attention” Message in Windows 10
Your insider preview build settings need attention. Go to Windows Insider Program to fix this issue.
This message is shown on Settings app -> Update & Security -> Windows Update page as shown in following screenshot:
The funny and strange thing is that this message appears even if the user didn't sign up for Windows Insider program. There seems no way to get rid of this annoying message as the buttons given on "Windows Insider Program" page are grayed out and the message always shows on Windows Update page.
If you are also getting this message, this tutorial will help you in fixing this issue and removing the annoying message.
Actually this message appears if you click on "Windows Insider Program" tab present at the bottom of the same page in Settings app where Windows Update tab is shown. As soon as you click on "Windows Insider Program" tab and then click on "Windows Update" tab, Windows automatically starts showing the "Your insider preview build settings need attention" message.
It seems some kind of bug in Windows 10 Anniversary Update build.
Fortunately there is an easy fix to solve this issue. You just need to modify Registry to disable this error message on Windows Update page. We are sharing a few methods to remove this message from Windows Update page in Settings app:
METHOD 1: Click on "Windows Insider Program Settings" Link
It seems funny but if you click on the given link "Windows Insider Program Settings" below the error message, it'll go to "Windows Insider Program" tab. As soon as it starts showing process animation (dotted circle), immediately go back to "Windows Update" tab and it'll remove the message.
METHOD 2: Remove Error Message Using Registry Editor
This error message is shown when the visibility of "DiagnosticErrorText" and "DiagnosticLink" is set to 1 in Windows Registry. To remove this message, we just need to set the visibility of both items to 0 and the message will disappear.
Check out following steps to do this:
1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
3. In right-side pane, double-click on DiagnosticErrorText and DiagnosticLink one by one and change their value to 0
That's it. Close Registry Editor and re-open Windows Update page in Settings app and the error message will be gone.
METHOD 3: Customize Error Message to Any Desired Text String
This is actually a fun tip! The error message, the link label and hyperlink target all are stored in Registry Editor and we can customize and replace all 3 things with our desired text and website link.
For example, you can replace "Your insider preview build settings need attention. Go to Windows Insider Program to fix this issue." message with any desired text such as "Visit my website" and replace "Windows Insider Program Settings" label with your website name and replace the hyperlink with your actual website link as we have done in following screenshot:
To do this, check out the steps given in following tutorial:
Please remember the error message will be restored automatically by Windows as soon as you click on "Windows Insider Program" tab in Settings app. So if you want to stay away from the message or if you want to keep your customized message, don't click on "Windows Insider Program" tab again.
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