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    Goodbye wuapp.exe!

    Hey Y'all,

    Working through testing my setup in Win 10 I ran across the fact that my shortcut to Win Update %windir%\system32\wuapp.exe startmenu no longer works.

    A quick search shows that the program file no longer exists. I did a search in System32 and found these 4 files:
    WUFDHost.exe
    wuapihost.exe
    wuauclt.exe
    wusa.exe

    None of which will bring up the WU interface, in fact only wusa.exe provided any kind of feedback in the form of a man page type popup window. BTW wusa = Windows Update Standalone Installer.

    A little conjecture here but it looks to me like a lot of our time honored shortcuts may no longer work in Win 10.

    Also, typing Windows Update into the search box only gets you a link to a FAQ about windows update in Win 10.

    HTH
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    RG - ditto. I think you have to do this now through Settings / Update & Security / Windows Update, but this doesn't seem to offer the option of a desktop shortcut as in previous versions.

    However, all the other shortcuts that I had set, Programs & Features, Administrative Tools, Device Manager, Device & Printers were all still there.

    Yours, another Retired Guy!

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    At Settings, you can right-click Update & Security and pin that to the start menu. That's what I use as it goes to Windows Update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    At Settings, you can right-click Update & Security and pin that to the start menu. That's what I use as it goes to Windows Update.
    Bruce,

    Thanks that works. But, I'm still a little miffed at MS for taking away direct access to stuff. You can't right click that link and find where it points as you used to do by selecting properties. I also don't like the whole tiles thing (personal preference) and I'm trying to banish them from my start but I'm of course having a problem doing that.
    Right-Click Security&Update:
    security&update.JPG

    Right-Click PowerShell ISE
    powershellise.JPG

    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Now where is that brick wall my head is waiting for ???
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    I just right-click on the notifications icon in the tray, Open Actions Center and click All Settings, then click the update box. A little more work then a single click, but I don't need to check for updates that often. lol


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