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Create Windows Updates Shortcut On Desktop

To help keep your system safe and secure with the latest hotfixes & security patches, the Windows Update feature takes care of this, by automatically downloading and Installing them on your PC. If however, you're on a metered connection or simply wish to check for updates yourself, this must be performed manually. To make this easier for you, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Windows Update shortcut on your desktop.

The process Is extremely simple, but does require a particular command to successfully Initiate the native Windows Update feature. Simply put, once you double-click on the Windows Update shortcut on the desktop, It will automatically open the Windows 10 Settings, and begin downloading the available updates. And all this Is done with a click of the mouse. Pretty cool, yes? So let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:
Right-click on a blank area anywhere on your desktop, and select "New > Shortcut" as shown below.

Step Two:
Next, In the "Type the location of the Item" Input field, enter the following command:
%windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:windowsupdate-action

Then click "Next" to continue.

Step Three:
Under "Type a name for this shortcut", do exactly that. This will be the name of the Windows Update shortcut folder on your desktop. I've simply named mine "Windows Updates". Click "Finish" to finalize the process.

Step Four:
And here's the result. As you can see, the Windows Update shortcut folder Is located on my desktop. Let's double-click It and see what happens.

Last Step:
The Windows 10 Settings have been automatically accessed, and It's now checking for the latest available Windows Updates.

Final Thoughts:
Although there are many ways to access the Windows Update feature within Windows 10 and most of which are easily done, nothing beats the simplicity of having the feature readily available on your PC's desktop. Be It on your computer at work or at home, I'm sure you've already created an array of desktop shortcuts- all for the purpose of convenience. Well, you can now add this to your collection.


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