What's new

Recovery Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1

How to Create a Recovery PC settings Shortcut in Windows 8.1

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Recovery shortcut that opens directly to PC settings for the reset, refresh, and advanced startup options in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Recovery in PC settings
Recovery_PC_Settings.png






OPTION ONE
To Download a "Recovery" PC settings Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Recovery_PC_settings_Shortcut.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.​
4. Unblock the extracted shortcut.​
5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.​






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Recovery" PC settings Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
Note   Note
If you do not have a US English Windows 8.1 installed, then you will need to change the en-US folder name in the command below for the folder name with your language instead for this to work.
Note   Note


Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\[COLOR=#ff0000][B]en-US[/B][/COLOR]\AAA_SystemSettings_Startup_AdvancedStartup.settingcontent-ms
shortcut-1.png
3. Type Recovery for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
shortcut-2.png
4. Right click or press and hold on the new Recovery shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.​
5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
shortcut-3.png
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)​
%SystemRoot%\system32\bootux.dll
shortcut-4.png
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)​
9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

Attachments

  • Recovery_PC_settings_Shortcut.zip
    792 bytes · Views: 573
  • Reset2.png
    Reset2.png
    2.7 KB · Views: 1
Last edited:

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top