[Windows 10 Tip] Show Customized Text and Website Link on Windows Update Page

Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you how to show customized text string and any desired link URL on Windows Update page in Windows 10 Settings app. You can see in following screenshot, we have added custom text and link on Windows Update Settings page:

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With the help of this trick, you can add any desired text string and any website URL on Windows Update page in Windows 10. You can use this method to add your organization information and URL or put any favorite website link on Windows Update page.

To add customized text and link, we'll take help of a built-in Registry key which is used by Windows 10 to show following message on Windows Update page:

Your insider preview build settings need attention. Go to Windows Insider Program to fix this issue.

If you want to learn more about this message and how to remove this message from Windows Update page, you can check out following article:

[Fix] "Your Insider Preview Build Settings Need Attention" Message in Windows 10

We'll simply replace the default text and hyperlink with our customized text and link in Windows Registry and it'll immediately start showing the new text and link on Windows Update page.

If you also want to show desired text and link on Windows Update page in Windows 10 Settings app, following steps will help you:

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility

3. In right-side pane, look for following DWORDs:

  • DiagnosticErrorText
  • DiagnosticLink

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If these two DWORDs exist, double-click on them and set their value to 1

If these DWORDs don't exist, you'll need to create them manually. Right-click in right-side pane and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value option and then set the DWORD name as DiagnosticErrorText and set its value to 1. Do similar steps to create DiagnosticLink DWORD.

These two DWORDs are responsible to show or hide text and website link on Windows Update page. If the value of the DWORDs is set to 1, it allows Windows Update page to show text message and link. If the value of these DWORDs is set to 0, it forces Windows Update page to NOT show text message and link.

4. Now under UI key in Registry Editor, look for Strings key. If it doesn't exist, right-click on UI key and select New -> Key option. Now set its name to Strings.

5. Select Strings key and in right-side pane, look for following string values:

  • DiagnosticErrorText
  • DiagnosticLink
  • DiagnosticLinkText

If these string values don't exist, create them manually. Right-click in right-side pane and select New -> String Value option. Now set its name to DiagnosticErrorText. Do similar steps to create DiagnosticLink and DiagnosticLinkText strings.

6. DiagnosticErrorText string contains the text which will be shown on Windows Update page in Settings app. DiagnosticLink string contains website URL which will be opened in web browser. DiagnosticLinkText string contains link label which will be shown on Windows Update page.

So set value of "DiagnosticErrorText" to your desired text message, set value of "DiagnosticLink" to your desired website URL and set value of "DiagnosticLinkText" to the link label which you want to show for the hyperlink in Settings app as shown in following screenshot:

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That's it. Close Registry Editor and re-open Windows Update page in Settings app and you'll see your new custom text and hyperlink.

NOTE: Remember the error message and link will be restored automatically by Windows as soon as you click on "Windows Insider Program" tab in Settings app. So if you want to keep your custom text message and website link, don't click on "Windows Insider Program" tab again.

Also Check:

[Windows 10 Tip] Remove "Windows Insider Program" Section from Settings Page





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