The update history is a part of the Modern Control Panel which allows you to see the updates that were downloaded and applied to your current Windows 8.1 installation. If you have turned on automatic updates, Windows 8.1 will regularly download new patches and fixes from Microsoft servers.
If you would like to have quick access to the Update history, you can create a shortcut to open it directly with one click in Windows 8.1 and later. Just follow these simple instructions.
- Right click on the Desktop and choose New -> Shortcut from its context menu:
- Type or copy-paste the following as the shortcut target:
Note: 'en-us' here represents the English language. Change it accordingly to ru-RU, de-DE and so on if your Windows language is different.
- Give the shortcut any name of your choice and set the desired icon for the shortcut you just created:
- Now you can try this shortcut in action and pin it to the Taskbar or to the Start Screen itself (or inside your Start Menu, if you use some third-party Start Menu like Classic Shell). Note that Windows 8.1 does not allow you to pin this shortcut to anything, but there is a workaround.
To pin this shortcut to the Taskbar, use the excellent freeware tool called Pin to 8.
To pin this shortcut to the Start screen, you need to unlock the the “Pin to Start Screen” menu item for all files in Windows 8.1.
That's it! Now every time you need to quickly access this option, you can simply click the shortcut you just created!
Winaero greatly relies on your support. You can help the site keep bringing you interesting and useful content and software by using these options:
If you like this article, please share it using the buttons below. It won't take a lot from you, but it will help us grow. Thanks for your support!