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Windows Features - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Windows 7 Windows Features Shortcut
Published by Brink
12 Sep 2009
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How to Create a "Windows Features" Shortcut in Windows 7

information   Information
Windows Features will allow you to easily turn features on or off at will in Windows 7.

This will show you how to create or download a Windows Features shortcut that opens directly to the Turn Windows features on or off settings.

warning   Warning
Windows Features requires UAC approval by an administrator or administrator password before it will open.

EXAMPLE: Windows Features
NOTE: These are the default settings in Windows 7 Ultimate.
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To Download a "Windows Features" Shortcut
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below.
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Windows Features shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Windows Features shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.

To Manually Create a "Windows Features" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
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2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
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3. Type Windows Features for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Windows Features shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and past the path below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,


01 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601

Thank you for the shortcut!

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