Defrag: Windows To Go License, Setting Windows 8 Modern DPI, VC++ redists, Undocking laptops and more

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    MIke Rausch

    Great show. I watch you guys every week.

    I have a thinkpad twist with 8.1 update 1 installed. If I access the store from the icon in desktop mode, I dont' have any way to close the app. The mouse doesn't do anything except allow me to scroll from side to side. I have to alt-tab back to desktop mode and right click on the store icon to close it. Is this expected behavior?

    Thsnks.

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    sjypharm

    I have my 8.1 update 1 configured to boot to the Start screen(!) as I have several live tiles I cast my eyes over before heading out (including the Channel 9 App!!). I notice that when I close an App either by clicking on the new close button or dragging down from the top I find myself back in the Desktop not Start. Is this also expected behaviour or is it configurable? 

    Keep up the good work - and Gov, have a holiday too.

    Thanks

    Stephen

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    Magic​Andre1981

    @sjypharm 

    this happens when you have the new option activated to Show apps in the taskbar.

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    Magic​Andre1981

    18:30] Telling if a machine has Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update 1

    You can detect this by parsing the BuildLabEx value. If the 2nd number is larger compared to 17031 you have the Update installed.

    reg query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion" | findstr BuildLabEx

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    sjypharm

    Thanks Andre

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    Magic​Andre1981

    [00:56] Windows To Go in the workplace as a diagnostic environment, licensing terms 

     

    you can use this cool Project and use the 90day Trial as source:

    http://win81se.cwcodes.net/Compressed/

    it creates a live Windows with full Explorer UI

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