JSI Tip 6160. How do I change the Internet Explorer Tools menu Windows Update command to a custom text string?

If you wish to change the Windows Update command on the Internet Explorer Tools menu to a custom text string, like Updates for Windows:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a WUMtext.bat file:

@echo off
If \{%1\}==\{\} @echo Syntax WUMTEXT "Text"&goto :EOF
setlocal
set text=%1
set text=%text:"=%
@echo REGEDIT4>%temp%\wumtext.reg
@echo.>>%temp%\wumtext.reg
@echo \[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\]>>%temp%\wumtext.reg
@echo "Windows Update Menu Text"="%text%">>%temp%\wumtext.reg
@echo.>>%temp%\wumtext.reg
@echo.>>%temp%\wumtext.reg
regedit /s %temp%\wumtext.reg
del /q %temp%\wumtext.reg
endlocal
2. Run the WUMtext.bat script using either of the following:

WUMtext "<New String>"

call WUMtext "<New String>"

3. You may have to log off and log on for this change to take effect.

Example:

call WUMtext "Updates for Windows"



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