Download The Biggest Library of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Shortcuts

We have created the biggest library of Windows 7 and Windows 8 shortcuts. We have almost everything you need and we are willing to expand our collection, which now includes 139 shortcuts for Windows 7 and 137 shortcuts for Windows 8. They are created in such a way that they all work on every Windows computer. Also, if you want a shortcut that is not included our collection, leave a comment and we will try to add it to the package.

Our collection started with 99 shortcuts, it has been expanded to 128 shortcuts and now it includes 139 shortcuts for Windows 7. Inside the archive attached at the end of this article, you will find two folders: one named Windows 7 and one named Windows 8. In the Windows 7 folder you will find the following shortcuts:

  • Administration Tools - Computer Management, Computer, Control Panel, Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter, Event Viewer, Indexing Options, Performance Information and Tools, Services, System Configuration, System Restore, Windows Easy Transfer, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • Appearance and Personalization - Adjust screen resolution, Aero Transparency Off, Aero Transparency On, Change desktop background, Color Management, Desktop Icon Settings, Desktop Personalization, Display Settings, Folder Options, Fonts, Notification Area Icons, Screen Saver Settings and Taskbar and Start Menu.
  • Clock, Language, and Region - Date and Time and Region and Language.
  • Ease of Access - Ease of Access, Magnify, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard and Speech Recognition.
  • Hardware and Sound - Add a Device Wizard, AutoPlay, Device Manager, Devices and Printers, Keyboard, Location Settings, Mouse, Power Options and Sound.
  • Network and Internet - Advanced sharing settings, Homegroup, Internet Explorer InPrivate, Internet Explorer, Internet Options, Manage wireless networks, Network and Sharing Center, Network, View network connections.
  • Productivity Shortcuts - Clear the Clipboard, Recycle Bin, Shut Down Windows, Volume Mixer and Windows Mobility Center.
  • Programs - Add or remove programs, Calculator, Character Map, Command Prompt, Default Programs, Desktop Gadgets, Math Input Panel, Notepad, Paint, Private Character Editor, Remote Assistance, Remote Desktop Connection, Run, Snipping Tool, Sound Recorder, Sticky Notes, Sync Center, Task Manager (All Users), Task Scheduler, Windows DVD Maker, Windows Explorer, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Wordpad and XPS Viewer.
  • Shut Down Menu - Hibernate, Lock - Switch User, Log Off, Restart, Shut Down, Sleep and Stop Shut Down.
  • System and Security - Action Center, Administrative Tools, Backup and Restore
    BitLocker Drive Encryption, Microsoft Security Essentials Scan, Microsoft Security Essentials Update, Microsoft Security Essentials, System Information, System Properties, Windows Anytime Upgrade, Windows Defender Scan, Windows Defender Update, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall - Disable, Windows Firewall - Enable, Windows Firewall and Windows Update.
  • Tablet PC - Personalize Handwriting Recognition, Tablet PC Input Panel and Windows Journal.
  • Troubleshooting - Aero Troubleshoot, Audio Playing Troubleshoot, Audio Recording Troubleshoot, DirectX Diagnostic Tool, Hardware & Devices Troubleshoot, HomeGroup Troubleshoot, Incoming Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Safety Troubleshoot, Network Adapter Troubleshoot, Performance Monitor, Performance Troubleshoot, Power Troubleshoot, Printing Troubleshoot, Resource Monitor, Shared Files & Folders Troubleshoot, System Maintenance Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Library Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Settings Troubleshoot and Windows Troubleshooting Tools.
  • User Accounts and Family Safety - Credential Manager, Parental Controls and User Accounts.
  • Windows PowerShell - Windows PowerShell (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE and Windows PowerShell.

Download The Biggest Library of Windows 7 & Windows 8 Shortcuts

Inside the Windows 8 folder you will find the following shortcuts:

  • Administration Tools - Computer Management, Computer, Control Panel, Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter, Event Viewer, Indexing Options, Performance Information and Tools, Print Management, Services, System Configuration, System Restore, Windows Easy Transfer, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • Appearance and Personalization - Adjust screen resolution, Change desktop background, Color Management, Desktop Icon Settings, Desktop Personalization, Display Settings, Folder Options, Fonts, Notification Area Icons, Screen Saver Settings and Taskbar Properties.
  • Clock, Language, and Region - Date and Time, Language and Region and Language.
  • Ease of Access - Ease of Access, Magnify, Narrator, On-Screen Keyboard and Speech Recognition.
  • Hardware and Sound - Add a Device Wizard, AutoPlay, Device Manager, Devices and Printers, Keyboard, Location Settings, Mouse, Power Options and Sound.
  • Network and Internet - Advanced sharing settings, Homegroup, Internet Explorer InPrivate, Internet Explorer, Internet Options, Network and Sharing Center, Network and View network connections.
  • Productivity Shortcuts - Clear the Clipboard, PC_Settings, Recycle Bin, Show Start, Shut Down Windows, Volume Mixer and Windows Mobility Center.
  • Programs - Add or remove programs, Calculator, Character Map, Command Prompt, Default Programs, File Explorer, Math Input Panel, Notepad, Paint, Private Character Editor, Remote Assistance, Remote Desktop Connection, Run, Snipping Tool, Sound Recorder, Sticky Notes, Sync Center, Task Manager (All Users), Task Scheduler, Windows Fax and Scan, Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Wordpad and XPS Viewer.
  • Shut Down Menu - Hibernate, Lock - Switch User, Log Off, Restart, Shut Down, Sleep and Stop Shut Down.
  • System and Security - Action Center, Add features to Windows 8, Administrative Tools, Backup and Restore, BitLocker Drive Encryption, File History, Storage Spaces, System Information, System Properties, Windows Defender Scan, Windows Defender Update, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall - Disable, Windows Firewall - Enable, Windows Firewall and Windows Update.
  • Tablet PC - Personalize Handwriting Recognition, Tablet PC Input Panel and Windows Journal.
  • Troubleshooting - Aero Troubleshoot, Audio Playing Troubleshoot, Audio Recording Troubleshoot, DirectX Diagnostic Tool, Hardware & Devices Troubleshoot, HomeGroup Troubleshoot, Incoming Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Connections Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Performance Troubleshoot, Internet Explorer Safety Troubleshoot, Network Adapter Troubleshoot, Performance Monitor, Performance Troubleshoot, Power Troubleshoot, Printing Troubleshoot, Resource Monitor, Shared Files & Folders Troubleshoot, System Maintenance Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player DVD Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Library Troubleshoot, Windows Media Player Settings Troubleshoot and Windows Troubleshooting Tools.
  • User Accounts and Family Safety - Credential Manager, Family Safety and User Accounts.
  • Windows PowerShell - Windows PowerShell (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE (x86), Windows PowerShell ISE and Windows PowerShell.

These shortcuts work on any computer. Some of the tools though, are available only on certain Windows versions so their shortcuts won’t work if you have a version which doesn’t include them. The collection was made using Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Pro.

Please also note that:

  • The Windows Mobility Center shortcut will work only on mobile computers such as laptops, and not on desktops.
  • The shortcuts for Microsoft Security Essentials will work only if you have this security product installed. In Windows 8 this product cannot be installed. You will be able to use the built-in Windows Defender which is an upgraded version of Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • The Windows 7 folder includes shortcuts which do not work in Windows 8 and vice-versa. This is because of the different features included or excluded from each operating system.

IMPORTANT: We've received some requests for shortcuts which cannot be created without using third party tools which are not bundled with Windows. Since the purpose of this collection is to use existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 tools and commands, we will not include those third-party tools in our collection.