Add Windows Update to Control Panel Manually

  1. Jerry06's Avatar
    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    Add Windows Update to Control Panel Manually


    I figured out how to put Windows update in control panel without any secondary software. I used Brink's Add Group Policy to Control panel registry hack in the sevenforums.com as a template.

    I modified to look like this.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}]
    @="Windows Update"
     "InfoTip"="Starts Windows Update (With Shortcut Key)"
    "System.ControlPanel.Category"="5"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\DefaultIcon]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll, 74"
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell\Open]
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\Shell\Open\Command]
     @="control /name microsoft.WindowsUpdate"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}]
    @="Add Windows Update to Control Panel"
    The only thing I can't figure out is where the default Windows update icon is. I created one for my system but.. I don't know who would like it. Just change imageres.dll to your icon file with the number or just change the ",74" to another icon in imageres.dll

    Code:
     [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}\DefaultIcon]
     @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\imageres.dll, 74"
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,426
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #2
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