The solution is to easy, to create Desktop shortcut to run Windows 8.1 WordPad or pin it on start, this solution is also for Windows 10!
Content / Example / Tips / Links:
Enter in search box the text Word or WordPad and via right click on the search result,
pin the WordPad on Windows 8.1 Start. "Pin to Start" (... see Image-1 Arrow-1 & 2)
For a WordPad Desktop-Shortcut please click (select) "Open File Location" (... see Image-1 Arrow-3) and Drag&Drop via right Mouse Button the WordPad.exe to the Desktop.
And select "Create Shortcuts here" (... see Image-2 Arrow-1 & 2)
Windows-Logo + R and command %ProgramFiles%\Windows NT\Accessories\
Do a Drag and Drop Action (... see Image-3 Point 1 to 3)
3.) Other Desktop Shortcut for Windows 8.1/10!
► Desktop shortcut for windows fax and scan or pin to start or task-bar!