1.    09 Sep 2016 #1
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    Can't get rid of "Insider preview build settings need attention"


    Ever since I upgraded my Asus UX32VD laptop to Win10 x64 AU, every time I check Windows Update under Settings, I see a message saying "Your insider build settings need attention. Go to Windows insider program to fix this issue". I click on "Windows insider program settings" immediately under that, which shows me a "Get Started" button that is greyed out, and a "Link a Microsoft account" link that is also greyed out. I did a bit of Googling, and tried setting the DWORD values for DiagnosticErrorText and DiagnosticLink under registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility both to zero. However, as soon as I go back to Windows Update in Settings, the insider build error msg reappears, and when I look back in the registry, both the value have been set back to 1. I'm logged in as a local account, don't have a Microsoft account, and don't want one. How can I stop this error msg appearing
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  2.    09 Sep 2016 #2
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJP View Post
    Ever since I upgraded my Asus UX32VD laptop to Win10 x64 AU, every time I check Windows Update under Settings, I see a message saying "Your insider build settings need attention. Go to Windows insider program to fix this issue". I click on "Windows insider program settings" immediately under that, which shows me a "Get Started" button that is greyed out, and a "Link a Microsoft account" link that is also greyed out. I did a bit of Googling, and tried setting the DWORD values for DiagnosticErrorText and DiagnosticLink under registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\UI\Visibility both to zero. However, as soon as I go back to Windows Update in Settings, the insider build error msg reappears, and when I look back in the registry, both the value have been set back to 1. I'm logged in as a local account, don't have a Microsoft account, and don't want one. How can I stop this error msg appearing
    @NickJP ... @Bree in his post suggests deleting some keys in the registry. His post is here: Annoying nag about Insider Preview - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    09 Sep 2016 #3
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    Thanks, but I'm afraid that doesn't work. I deleted the three DWORD values other than (Default) under that registry key (DiagnosticErrorText, DiagnosticLink, and UIHiddenElements), but when I run Settings / Update & Security, the error message appears again, and when I run Regedit again, I see that those three values have been created again in the registry. This is on Win10 x64 version 1607 build 14393.105.
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  4.    09 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJP View Post
    Thanks, but I'm afraid that doesn't work. I deleted the three DWORD values other than (Default) under that registry key (DiagnosticErrorText, DiagnosticLink, and UIHiddenElements), but when I run Settings / Update & Security, the error message appears again, and when I run Regedit again, I see that those three values have been created again in the registry. This is on Win10 x64 version 1607 build 14393.105.
    Annoying, isn't it? As it happens, despite me being the one to suggest that fix, I'm now in the same boat as you - it kept reappearing after I deleted those values. I say 'kept' in the past tense because I have found out what caused it. Have you by any chance followed the instructions here?
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    I did and ever since then the keys kept reappearing. I have cured it by undoing all the changes I had made to the registry including (and probably the crucial one) removing 'full control' and returning to just 'Read' permission for the administrator on the DefaultMediaCost key.

    I suspect it was the non-standard permissions that made Windows think I was an improperly configured Insider.
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  5.    09 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    I have cured it by undoing all the changes I had made to the registry...
    Apparently the cure was short-lived. I have now used System Restore to go back to a restore point some time before the registry editing. That seems to have provided a more permanent cure.
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  6.    09 Sep 2016 #6
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    Yes, the connection I use when I tether my smartphone is setup as metered, but I just did that through Settings / Network & Internet / WiFi / <tethered network name>, and then turned on "Set as metered connection", not by fiddling around in the registry. Changing the value of that setting back to un-metered makes no difference to this problem.
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  7.    24 Sep 2016 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    A Cure (of sorts)


    If you are not an Insider, but see this message....
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    ...then you are seeing a minor bug in 1607 and can safely ignore it (it's for information only, no effect on using Windows) . It's triggered if you ever look at 'Insider Preview Program' in the Backup & Recovery settings. You can delete the message from the registry....
    v1607 Insider Preview build settings need attention
    .... but for some (me included, now) they will return immediately.

    While testing out other things I found I had not so much cured this, but had at least got back to the state where the registry edit permanently removes the message. It's a bit of a sledgehammer approach for an insignificant 'nut' though, so I don't recommend it unless the message really bugs you.

    I uninstalled the latest Cumulative Update, then checked for updates again, reinstalling the latest one (getting on for an hour's work). For me that was uninstall 'Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)' then windows update installed 'Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3193494)'. After that I could delete the message strings without them returning.

    (note to self: NEVER go near the Insider Program settings again, not until this bug gets a proper fix!)
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