How can we create a shortcut to Windows Store on Windows 8 Desktop

The easiest way to install modern applications in Windows 8 It is in the Windows StoreAccessible from Start Screen. Unless you want to exit Desktop whenever you want to install a modern application, in this article you will find instructions about how to create a shortcut to Windows Store on Windows 8 Desktop (This way you can access Windows Store directly from DesktopWithout being necessary to open Start Screen).

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To create a shortcut to Windows Store on Desktop follow the steps below:

  • right-click on a free portion of DesktopThen select New> Shortcut menu displayed

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  • in the field below Type the location of the item Type the following command (or simply give copy / paste):

% Windir% \System32 \ cmd.exe / c start “” “ms-windows-store:” && exit

  • then click on Next

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  • under Type a name for this shortcut enter Windows Store and click on Finish

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If you want to use a custom icon for the new shortcut created, download icon Windows Store below, then follow these instructions:

  • Right-click the new shortcut and select created Properties

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  • in tab shortcut click on Change Icon

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  • click on Browse and navigate to the folder where you saved the icon for Windows Store
  • select the icon, then click on OK and again OK

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Created shortcut so you can also add in Taskbar (pin to Taskbar).

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In case of you do not want to create the shortcut for Windows Store manual, You can download here:

STEALTH SETTINGS - How to create Shortcut for Windows Store on Windows 8 Desktop

How can we create a shortcut to Windows Store on Windows 8 Desktop

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