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    Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    How to Create a Modern "Windows Update" Shortcut in Windows 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    28 Jan 2013
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    How to Create a Modern "Windows Update" Shortcut in Windows 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show how to create or download a modern "Windows Update" shortcut that opens directly to Windows Update in the PC settings screen in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


    EXAMPLE: "Windows Update" in PC settings

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    Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    To Download a Modern "Windows Update" Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.


    Modern_Windows_Update_Shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) theshortcut 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.






    Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Windows Update Metro Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    To Manually Create a Modern "Windows Update" 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.


    Code:
    %windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SystemSettings_Update_Actions.settingcontent-ms
    Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
Views: 3865
Size:  50.9 KB


    3. Type Windows Update for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Name:  shortcut-2.jpg
Views: 3803
Size:  38.8 KB

    4. Right click or swipe down on the new Windows Update shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Name:  shortcut-3.jpg
Views: 3850
Size:  53.2 KB

    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

    Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
Views: 3845
Size:  31.3 KB

    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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    Windows 7

    Why my Windows 8.1 will not run the shortcut?


    I downloaded or created the shortcut, but double-click it on Desktop, it only open the Document window, and I have tested all the threads that create the modern shortcuts in this forum, all the shortcuts will not work, they only open a Document window, why?

    Regards
    Steven

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Steven,

    Do you have Windows 8.1 installed, and not Windows 8?
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    Windows 7


    Yes, i have Windows 8.1 RTM, it will not work on Windows 8.1? thank you.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    They work just fine for me.

    Do you have an English version of Windows 8.1 installed? If not, then that may be why it's not working for you.

    Do you have a en-US folder in the hidden folder below?

    Code:
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings
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    Windows 7


    Yes, i am the non-English verson, i will test it, thank you.

    Have you the shortcut for all languages version?
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Nov 2013 at 12:56. Reason: merged
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, but no. I only have English.

    What folder do you have in the hidden folder above instead of en-US?

    Inside that folder, look for a "AAA_SystemSettings_Update_Actions.settingcontent-ms" shortcut.
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    Posts : 36
    Windows 7


    Yes, change the "en-US" to other countries, it works well, thank you.
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad it could help.
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