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Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?

gayxq

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Hello,
I want to launch the Windows Store Control Panel in Windows 8 from Desktop command line, i know the EXE file is
"C:\Windows\ImmersiveControlPanel\SystemSettings.exe".
Thank you.
 

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Mystere

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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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topgundcp

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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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gayxq

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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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