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Problem pinning Update to start menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

    Problem pinning Update to start menu


    Hi there. I'm running Windows 8 Pro with Start8 and wanted to pin Windows update to the start menu so I wouldn't have to open the control panel and scroll down to open the update window. I was able to right click on the link in the control panel to pin it to the start menu but for some reason it doesn't stay pinned and for the life of me I can't find the actual exe file to pin. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this feature returned or is this just one more of Microsofts "We know better than you" features they removed from Windows 8?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Woody,

    If you like, you can use the Windows Update shortcut in the tutorial below in Windows 8, and be able to "Pin to Start" or use where you like.

    Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 31
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit


    That worked great, thanks for the quick response.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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