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How can I add PC Settings as a Tile to Start Screen? Each time i need to access Settings, i need to search for a related task and i find it annoying. Is there a way to pin the Settings App (Modern UI one) to the Start Screen?

Note: I'm not talking about Control Panel. I'm talking about this:

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And no, its not available by default on the Start screen. At least I do not remember unpinning it.

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You can't (I don't even think that Windows Store apps can do this the way that they can pin folders). The fastest way to get to settings is to use Win + I and click Change PC Settings in the bottom right corner.

Edit: a way to do this completely without the mouse:

  1. Win + I
  2. Shift + Tab
  3. Enter
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Thanks! That was something I'd not noticed previously. But are you sure about not being able to pin? Cos.. its still quite tedious. –  AbhishekGirish Oct 30 '12 at 0:54
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@AbhishekGirish I added another way to do it, see my edit. –  Caleb Jares Oct 30 '12 at 16:12

Update to Windows 8.1 from the Windows Store, and the PC settings app appears in the All Apps list. You can pin it from there.

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This link worked for me: http://www.7tutorials.com/download-desktop-shortcut-pc-settings-windows-8 After i downloaded the executable, i created a shortcut in C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs which helped me pin a Settings tile on my Start Screen

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There is no way to pin it. If you see my response to a question about keyboard shortcuts to PC Settings, you can snag the AutoHotKey script I wrote to do it.

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