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How to Create a "Check for Updates" in Store Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a "Store Updates" shortcut that will automatically open the Store and check for app updates in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: "Check for updates" in Store

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Store "Check for Updates" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Store "Check for Updates" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Download a "Store Updates" Shortcut

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

Store_Updates_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 Store Updates shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Store Updates shortcut.

5. If you like, go to step 4 in OPTION TWO below to download and use a custom icon for this shortcut.

6. 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.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






Store "Check for Updates" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Store "Check for Updates" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Manually Create a "Store Updates" Shortcut


1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste either command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

explorer ms-windows-store:updates

OR

%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "ms-windows-store:updates" && exit


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3. Type Store Updates 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. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Store.ico file to use for this shortcut. Unblock the .ico file, then move it to where you would like to keep it saved at.


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5. Right click or press and hold on the new Store Updates shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

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

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7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Store.ico file from step 4, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

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8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)

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