Create Shortcut for Turning on Hotspot on Windows 8

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    The first thing that we need to do is right-click on an empty space on the desktop.
    In the menu that appears, select "New".
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    Then select "Text Document" in the sub-menu.
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    It doesn't really matter what we name our document.
    For example, let's name it "hotspot".
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    However, the extension should be changed.
    In this case, it's ".txt", but we need to type in ".bat". Now, hit "Enter" on the keyboard.
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    If the extension isn't shown, please watch our previous tutorial on how to show extensions of files.
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    Once we've created this file, we need to right-click on it, and then select "Edit".
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    Now, type in "netsh wlan start hostednetwork".
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    Then go to the menu bar at the top, and click "File" in the top left-hand corner.
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    Go down to click on "Save".
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    We can now close this window by clicking the "x" in the upper right-hand corner.
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    The file icon on the desktop is a shortcut, but we can't enable hotspot just by double clicking on the icon.
    We need to right-click it, and then choose "Run as administrator".
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    Now, the hotspot is on.
    This concludes our tutorial on how to create a shortcut for turning on the hotspot on Windows 8 computers. Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
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Recent edits by: Eng, priya, Lukward Thomason

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