Fix Blank or Empty Insider Program Settings Page in Windows 10

How to Fix Blank or Empty Insider Program Settings Page in Windows 10.

The Windows Insider program includes a number of rings (levels) which define how often your device will receive app updates and new Windows builds. The ring can be changed in Settings, under Update & security > Windows Insider Program.

Currently, Windows Insider Program has the following rings.

  • Fast Ring: Major Build releases, very few servicing builds.
  • Slow Ring: Major Build with minor build fixes attached.
  • Release Preview Ring: Major Build change at a release milestone and then a continued series of Servicing Builds until the next release milestone is reached.

Besides them, there was a special Skip Ahead option, which enhances the Fast ring by providing early access to even newer builds coming AFTER the upcoming feature update. Currently, Microsoft doesn't use this ring to deliver any updates.

If you want to change the Insider Program ring, you may run into a problem that Insider Program Settings is blank or empty.Windows 10 Blank Insider Page

To Fix Blank or Empty Insider Program Settings Page in Windows 10

  1. Open PowerShell as Administator.
  2. In the elevated PowerShell window, copy and paste the following command, all at once, and hit Enter to run it. $path = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection"
    # Telemetry level: 1 - basic, 3 - full
    $value = "3"
    New-ItemProperty -Path $path -Name AllowTelemetry -Value $value -Type Dword -Force
    New-ItemProperty -Path $path -Name MaxTelemetryAllowed -Value $value -Type Dword -Force
  3. Restart the OS.

Note: If the command above fails to change the Registry, then you need to change the permissions for the DataCollection Registry key.

Change Registry Key Permissions

  1. Run regedit.exe from the 'Run' dialog (press Win + R).
  2. Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection.
  3. Right-click on Policies on the left and select Permissions from the menu. Like this:Take Ownership Of A Registry Key 1
  4. Click on the Advanced button.Windows 10 Change Permissions For Registry Key
  5. Set the owner to SYSTEM if it is set to something different. Enter the System value as the user name after clicking on the 'Change' link and click on Check names.
  6. Click on the button Disable Inheritance.Windows 10 Disable Inheritance For Registry Key
  7. In the confirmation message, select Convert inherited permissions into explicit permissions on this object.Windows 10 Disable Inheritance Message For Registry Key
  8. Now, click on Enable inheritance.Windows 10 Reenable Inheritance Message For Registry Key

This will fix Registry permissions if they were broken. After that, Run the PowerShell commands from above again to fix the Insider Program page in Windows 10 Settings.

That’s all!

 

Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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