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Windows Features - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Windows Features Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
12 Sep 2009
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How to Create a Windows Features Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Windows Features shortcut that opens directly to the Turn Windows features on or off settings in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

warning   Warning
You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to open Windows Features.


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

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

4. Unblock the Windows Features shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the button.

5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Windows Features" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (see screenshot below)
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2. Copy and paste either location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2

OR

%windir%\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe
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3. Type Windows Features for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Windows Features shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap 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)
%windir%\System32\imageres.dll

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

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn







01 Sep 2012   #1
JonathanV

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

Thank you for the shortcut!


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