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Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?

  1. #1

    Posts : 36
    Windows 7

    Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?

    I want to launch the Windows Store Control Panel in Windows 8 from Desktop command line, i know the EXE file is
    Thank you.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    As far as I know, you can't. Metro apps are not Win32 applications. They can't be run from the desktop or a command line. They have to be run from within the metro environment.

    Even though that program says it's an exe, it's not a normal Win32 exe, much like .net apps are not normal .exe's (they have a runtime shim that allows them to start with the runtime engine, metro apps don't have that).

    So if you try and run the exe, it just exits right away. I know of no way to work around that.
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Yes, The Metro App can be run from the command line provided if you know the protocol name of the App.
    C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe is not a metro App but rather being called from the App.

    The closest you can do is running The Store App from the command prompt, Open the command prompt and try this:

    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "ms-windows-store:"
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  4. #4

    Posts : 36
    Windows 7

    Thank you, but the command line (C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "ms-windows-store:") to open Windows Store, i want to run Metro Contorl Panel. The SystemSettings.exe is not metro type? i searched the file "C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\appxmanifest.xml" for protocol name, but not found...
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  5. #5

    Posts : 36
    Windows 7

    The Metro Control Panel is the PC Settings...
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Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?
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