Windows Update Shortcut on Desktop Solved

  1.    #1

    Windows Update Shortcut on Desktop


    Right click any space on desktop.
    Click NEW
    Click SHORTCUT


    Panel comes up for location -
    Enter - "ms-settings:windowsupdate" in the location bar.
    Click NEXT


    Panel comes up for shortcut name -
    Enter a name for the shortcut e.g WINDOWS UPDATE.
    Click FINISH.


    The shortcut is now on your desktop.

    To change the icon -
    Right click the shortcut.
    Click PROPERTIES
    Click WEB DOCUMENT
    Click CHANGE ICON.
    Select one from the array that comes up.


    By clicking the desktop shortcut - SETTINGS/WINDOWS UPDATE screen immediately shows.
    Here is my desktop icon -
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  2.    #2

    Thank you for the tutorial, thank you for sending us the shortcut.Those system commands where they can be placed to add more to the desktop and make the shortcut faster.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #3

    Also covered in Create Check for updates shortcut - TenForumsTutorials

    The only material differences are that the TenForumsTutorial assigns a more commonly-used icon for the WU shortcut & its shortcut initiates the check for WU without any further user action.

    If you are interested in setting up other Windows 10 shortcuts then you can look at these tutorials -

    Settings Pages List of URI Shortcuts - TenForumsTutorials
    Rundll32 Commands - TenForumsTutorials
    Shell Commands - TenForumsTutorials
    Windows 10 CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts - TenForumsTutorials
    Commands to Open Microsoft Store Apps - TenForumsTutorials

    Denis
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Did you know you can pin a settings page to Start as a tile? Just right-click on it......


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    ...and you get a tile with it's own specific icon,


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    How did you get those lovely icons ?
    All I get is this -
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18932
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    Cherokee said: View Post
    How did you get those lovely icons ?
    All I get is this -
    Icon Packager
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