Note   In Windows 10, this setting and other HelpAndSupport settings are deprecated because the Help component that they impact is being retired. Existing information in this topic is provided for reference only.

For more information on how OEMs can include their customer support contact information in the Contact Support App or Support Web page, see OEMInformation.

SupportSearchURL specifies the URL that the system uses to display a search link on the page of search results. For example, when a user performs a search in Help and Support, a link to the Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM's) webpage appears at the bottom of the search results. When the user clicks this link, the default web browser opens the webpage.



Specifies the URL of a link to a support page. <URL> is a string.

The URL can include a placeholder variable named {Query} for the search query. If this variable is in the URL, the system replaces the variable with the user's search query before it sends the URL to the browser:

Valid Configuration Passes



Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-HelpAndSupport | HelpAndSupport | SupportSearchURL

Applies To

For a list of the Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-HelpAndSupport.

XML Example

The following example shows how to set a customized Help and Support page.

When a user searches on the Help and Support page for "email", the Support section of the Search Results pane displays results from the webpage.