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  1.    08 Feb 2016 #1
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    Make a Windows Update shortcut?


    I'd like to have an icon or shortcut to Windows Update, preferably in the Start Window.

    Currently I have to type "Update" in search to get there. 3 steps, very clunky.

    In Windows 7 we had a link in the Start > Programs Menu. Something like that.
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  2.    08 Feb 2016 #2
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    Mean left click start menu select Settings and click Update &Security is still to long of a process. To me way Windows update is on Windows 10 what is use having it so quickly accessible ?
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  3.    08 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    I'd like to have an icon or shortcut to Windows Update, preferably in the Start Window.

    Currently I have to type "Update" in search to get there. 3 steps, very clunky.

    In Windows 7 we had a link in the Start > Programs Menu. Something like that.
    Use this tutorial
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Use Option One
    excerpt ..............
    #5 . 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.

    P.S. I used this tutorial and I extracted the zip file to the desktop. Now I have a Windows Update desktop shortcut.

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  4.    08 Feb 2016 #4
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    You can make a shortcut using a URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). Here is a link to a page that tells you how.
    https://techjourney.net/create-shortcuts-to-open-windows-10-settings-pages-with-ms-settings-uri/
    The URI for Windows Update is near the bottom of the list.
    Last edited by tracit99; 08 Feb 2016 at 18:48.
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  5.    08 Feb 2016 #5
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    Just right click Update in the settings app to pin it to start menu
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  6.    08 Feb 2016 #6
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    Hmm, Cliff beat me by 3 seconds, LOL.
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  7.    08 Feb 2016 #7
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    Didn't he want it on desktop, not in start menu ?
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  8.    08 Feb 2016 #8
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    Well that was easy! Thanks all.

    I was trying to right click everywhere BUT there!
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  9.    08 Feb 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Didn't he want it on desktop, not in start menu ?
    No, I wanted it in Start, not desktop.
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  10.    08 Feb 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by TV2 View Post
    No, I wanted it in Start, not desktop.
    O.k. because someone else was showing that to and i thought that is where you wanted the shortcut.
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