Customizing the Command in Windows 8.1 Right-Click Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by GMT+3:00, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. GMT+3:00

    GMT+3:00 MDL Novice

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    Hi All,

    Is there a way to customize the Right-Click Start Menu Command in Windows 8.1 (like changing the "Command Prompt" to "Windows Update"...! :cool:


    TIA
     
  2. Helmutcheese

    Helmutcheese MDL Member

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    Would this not be better?


    This.jpg
     
  3. gyili0p

    gyili0p MDL Novice

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    #3 gyili0p, Oct 22, 2013
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    This tool is great:

    winaero.com/download.php?view.21

    You can basically add anything.
     
  4. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, there is a way if you know how to modify the context menu. The windows update is wuapp.exe. I just tried on my windows 8.1 and it works fine.
     
  5. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    Not if he has a clean desktop without any icons.
     
  6. GMT+3:00

    GMT+3:00 MDL Novice

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    Thanx for the quick reply.

    How can I modify the context menu?

    TIA
     
  7. GMT+3:00

    GMT+3:00 MDL Novice

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    Yes, I do..!
     
  8. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    check your pm.
     
  9. Helmutcheese

    Helmutcheese MDL Member

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    He did not mention a clean desktop in OP.
     
  10. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    I never said he did. I was just pointing out a fact that your suggested method requires clicking on a specific icon rather than right-clicking any empty space for an easy access to windows update.
     
  11. GMT+3:00

    GMT+3:00 MDL Novice

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    Thanx. But, my concern was the new Windows 8.1 "Start Button" Right-Click menu..!:confused:


    TIA
     
  12. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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    Then just create a shortcut to the following:

    C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX \YourChoiceofGroups
     
  13. GMT+3:00

    GMT+3:00 MDL Novice

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    I created a new shortcut in Group3 and name it "Windows Update", the command is "%windir%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate".

    Restarted Explorer, but it did not show in the menu!:smokecowboy:
     
  14. dwDigitalLife

    dwDigitalLife MDL Junior Member

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    By Creating Sortcut in WinX Not Working Because MS Using Some Type Validation For .lnk Files Before Adding Them in Right Click Context Menu.
     
  15. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The shortcut for Windows Update is "wuapp.exe"

    Sorry, I don't know how to modify the database for link files...
     
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  16. orca99

    orca99 MDL Junior Member

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