How to easily create a shortcut to Windows Update in Windows 10?

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Of course, updating Windows 10 even if you don't have space is completely necessary for your computer to function properly. Even before that, it's affordable create a link to Windows Update, below we will show you how.

How to easily create a shortcut to Windows Update in Windows 10?

Windows Update is located in the settings section of the Windows 10 operating system. To access this module, you need to access the boot menu. However, there is a way to access system updates without taking this tour; this alternative route is direct access.



Next, we present the relevant information about the Windows Update service, the shortcut utility, and how to create one to review the components component. updates on Windows 10.

What is Windows Update?

Windows Update is a component that the Windows operating system must keep updated. This tool detects the availability of security patches from time to time and proceeds to download them from servers provided by Microsoft.

Even so, before you start using this software, it is recommended to update the Windows Update Agent to the latest version, in order to avoid update errors or errors.

A cosa serve Windows Update?

Windows Update is used to locate, download, and install important and optional updates for both the operating system and the applications that have been installed on it. Updates contain improvements and new features which help protect the software from potential threats or unwanted programs.

Windows Update can update i driver Windows generic. However, drivers for some components are not available on Microsoft servers, so users have to choose other download alternatives.



Also, the platform isn't without its problems, but fixing Windows Update errors isn't as complicated as you might think. In any case, if everything works correctly, you can proceed to create a link.

What is a shortcut?

A shortcut is a method available in Windows to access them quickly, easily and directly frequently used applications. This tool has an icon that represents the program or site it allows the user to access.

Links are implemented as small files that contain an address that represents the file destination for a particular program.

Create a link to Windows Update in Windows 10

Se Windows Update it is not configured to run automatically on your computer and you want to directly check for updates available for your system without following the conventional path, you need to create a link as explained below:

Create the Windows Update link

First of all, you need to right-click on the desktop and select the “New” option. Then, when you choose “Shortcut”, a window will open with a wizard that will ask you for a location of the application you want to access. There you need to write: explorer ms-settings: windowsupdate.

Identify the shortcut

Once the link is created, it must be given a name that identifies it. To do this, press the "Next" button and proceed to type Windows Update. Next. Hit the "Finish" button and you will be able to view the newly created shortcut on your desktop.


Change the Windows Update shortcut icon in Windows 10

The shortcut has the Windows folder icon by default, but you can change it by right clicking on the shortcut and selecting "Properties". There you will find the tab "Shortcut". In "Change Icon" you will see a list of icons available in Windows, choose the one you like best and press the "OK" button.


Choose a different icon from the Windows list

If you prefer an icon other than those provided by the system, you can save one to your hard drive. When you get to the option "Change icon", locate the hard drive and the icon you saved there. Finally, press “OK” in so you can use the link to Windows Update.

If, on the other hand, you have trouble changing the icon, get oriented with our guide to correctly change desktop icons, files and folders in Windows 10.

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