Windows Update History Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1

How to Create Modern "View Update History" Shortcut in Windows 8.1

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This tutorial will show how to create or download a modern UI "View Update History" shortcut that opens directly to Windows Update -> View your update history in PC settings in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: "View your update history" in PC settings
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OPTION ONE

To Download a Modern UI "View Update History" Shortcut


1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
View_Update_History_Shortcut.zip
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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 Modern UI "View Update History" 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 are 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.

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Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\[B][COLOR=#FF0000]en-US[/COLOR][/B]\AAA_SystemSettings_Update_UpdateHistory.settingcontent-ms
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3. Type View Update History for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or swipe down on the new View Update History shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.​
5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
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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\wucltux.dll
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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


 

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