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Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

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    Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
    How to Create a "Windows Update" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    17 Sep 2012
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    How to Create a "Windows Update" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

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    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Windows Update shortcut in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


    EXAMPLE: Windows Update

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

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

    Windows-Update_Shortcut.zip


    download

    2.
    Save the .zip file to the desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Windows Update shortcut to the desktop.

    4. For the first time that you run the shortcut, uncheck the Always ask before opening this file box, and click/tap on Open to unblock the 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 on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






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


    1. Right click or press and hold on a 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)

    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

    OR

    %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe


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    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.

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    4. Right click or press and hold 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)

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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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    Windows 8.1


    Another easy option is here.

    1. Goto Control Panel
    2. Choose to view as 'Large Icons' for 'View by' in the right upper part.
    3. Then right-click on 'Windows Update'
    4. Choose 'Create shortcut'
    5. Your shortcut is ready on desktop with Icon set as Windows Update.

    Cheers,
    Vinay

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Vinay, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The only downside is that you will not have a "Pin to taskbar" option in the context menu for a shortcut created from the Control Panel.
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