Category Archives: Windows knowhow

Howto do some things in Windows

Windows: Start an Windows APP from command line


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this post describes how to start a Windows App from command line. Windows Apps cannot be started by calling the exe file in the C:\program files\WindowsApps\xxx folder. This can/must be done my using the explorer.exe.

The Syntax is


C:\> explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\%PackageFamilyNameOfTheApp%!%AppId%

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Windows: Change application for a file extension from command line

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Windows has two command line utilities to alter the application associated with a file extension.
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Powershell: Convert Hex to Int type

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short post today. Topic: convert a hex string to an integer type.
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Windows: Permit a limited user to run a schedule task defined by an Administrator

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This post is developed by the trial and error principle 😉 . Here you can find some background.

On Windows a User with just “normal” user rights cannot see and execute Tasks created from User with Administrator permissions. There are dozed of sites that describes that the permissions of an task can be changed by setting the filesystems rights in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks. But this won’t work since some early Versions of Windows 10 (IMHO 1607).
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Windows: Adobe flash player files have an outdated version

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since Windows 8/Server 2012 Microsoft delivers the Adobe Flash Player with it Operating System.
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