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[00:15] Looking back a Build (link)
[01:19] Windows 8.1 Update 1
[03:03] Yoga 2 Pro
[03:40] MAX_PATH Problems (link)
[11:46] Azure VM Floppy Drive?
[12:20] Getting the Outlook Live Tile back
[13:21] Convert Windows 8.1 into a WIMBoot (link)
[15:53] Touchscreen as a second monitor
[16:34] Add/Remove Search Index locations from the command line (Powershell Tackles Windows Desktop Search, Microsoft Windows Search 3.x SDK, PowerShell script below...)
[17:59] Key Combination Shortcuts on Windows 8
[18:59] Removing a Windows 8 PIN
Here's the PowerShell script mentioned at [17:21]
#Code copied from "Powershell Tackles Windows Desktop Search" http://powertoe.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/powershell-tackles-windows-desktop-search/ #Microsoft.Search.Interop.dll is needed, download from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7388 #Load the dll Add-Type -path "D:\Unattend\UserFiles\Tools\Microsoft.Search.Interop.dll" #Create an instance of CSearchManagerClass $sm = New-Object Microsoft.Search.Interop.CSearchManagerClass #Next we connect to the SystemIndex catalog $catalog = $sm.GetCatalog("SystemIndex") #Get the interface to the scope rule manager $crawlman = $catalog.GetCrawlScopeManager() #add scope $crawlman.AddUserScopeRule("file:///D:\*",$true,$false,$null) $crawlman.SaveAll() Save the code as AddScope.ps1, and run it from a elevated cmd console: PowerShell Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -force PowerShell D:\Unattend\UserFiles\AddScope.ps1