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Windows 7: how to create shortcut for "view update history"?

05 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
how to create shortcut for "view update history"?

I wish to create a shortcut that directly runs, "View update history".
I've run Command as Administrator, and moved myself into the C:\Windows\System32\ directory.
I can run the next line,
control.exe "Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\View update history"
but it does not get me anywhere:
- The 'View update history' window never starts up.
- Running the command never gives any error messages. You start it, it sends a newline to the screen and prints the next prompt.

What do I need to do instead?

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05 Aug 2017   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi NeedSleep,
have a look at this tutorial
Installed Windows Updates Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

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07 Aug 2017   #3

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit

Thank you Torchwood. Worked nicely.

When I fire this up, it takes a while to scan all my updates.
Is there a way to speed that up?
Is this storage area indexed? Or can't the indexer index this area?
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