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How to Create a 'Check for updates' in Store Shortcut in Windows 10

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This tutorial will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will open the Store directly to check for updates for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Download a Store - Check for updates Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create a Store - Check for updates Shortcut



EXAMPLE: Check for updates in Store
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Store Check for Updates Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Store Check for Updates Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Download a "Store - Check for updates" Shortcut

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

Store-Check_for_updates_shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file.

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

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, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








Store Check for Updates Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Store Check for Updates Shortcut - Create in Windows 10
To Manually Create a "Store - Check for updates" Shortcut

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

2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (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 - Check for updates for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could 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 - Check for updates shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

6. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, and 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 above, 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, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



That's it,
Shawn