Windows 10: Issue Adding Windows Update Shortcut to 'This PC' - Creator's Update Solved

  1.    18 Aug 2017 #1

    Issue Adding Windows Update Shortcut to 'This PC' - Creator's Update

    Hi all,

    Hoping that someone can assist in resolving an issue with Creator's Update. I am looking to add a shortcut to 'Windows Update' (including it's original icon) to the 'Devices and drives' section of the 'This PC' window.

    I recall having had this customisation in the past, and even Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.2.3 does not offer that particular selection. Whilst similar, the following registry hack simply adds it to the context menu and it only works in Creators Update after a permissions update to take ownership though!

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Windows Update]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Windows Update\command]

    Can anybody suggest a constructive alternate to accomplish the desired result?

    Many thanks,

    PC Pilot
    Last edited by PC Pilot; 18 Aug 2017 at 18:46.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Aug 2017 #2

    Hi all,

    Just to inform that after a little further experimenting I have now sucessfully resolved my issue:

    For those interested the following registry tweak fully accomplishes the desired objective!

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00






    @="Windows Update"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpa ce\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}]
    @="Windows Update"

    Happy tweaking....

    PC Pilot
    Last edited by PC Pilot; 20 Aug 2017 at 17:30.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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