Pinning applications to the Start menu or Taskbar is a great way to access them quickly, especially the ones which you use frequently. However the Pin to.. option isn’t available for Windows Update and perhaps for some other special executables in Windows. To Pin Windows Update icon to the Start menu/Taskbar in Windows 7, here are some neat tricks:

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There has been numerous reports that the Microsoft Update KB3038314 (Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 14, 2015) caused problems with the Search Provider functionality in IE. Additionally in some configurations, the error Windows Update encountered an unknown error error code 80092004 turned up when users tried to install this cumulative update.

There is no fix for these problems right now, but Microsoft is aware of these issues and reportedly working on a solution at present.

If you haven’t installed this update, it’s better. For now, you can even hide the update. To do so, open Windows Update applet, right-click the update Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (KB3038314) and click Hide update.

For those who have installed this update already would be facing a problem where IE search providers cannot be added. This issue is also reported and known to Microsoft. I’d simply wait for a fix from Microsoft in the coming days, while others might prefer to simply uninstall the KB3038314 to restore the ability to add search providers to Internet Explorer.

The Libraries, Homegroup and Favorites section in the Windows Explorer navigation pane prove very useful for most users. However, if you don’t wish to use those options and want to have a barebones navigation pane, here are some customizations for you.

I’ve put together a set of REG files (See section Registry Fix) for you to automate the task, so you don’t have to perform the manual steps below. If you prefer editing them manually if you’re good in registry, then use these steps:

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When you logon to a newly created user profile for the first time, the profile may not load and the following error is seen:

The User Profile Service service failed the logon.

User profile cannot be loaded.

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How to Restore Missing AutoPlay Entries in Windows 7

When you open the AutoPlay settings dialog, some or all of the default AutoPlay entries or handlers that come with Windows 7 may be missing.

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