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How can i check modern app version?

Q: How can i check modern app version?

Windows Store is not telling app version which is annoying. Are there any options to check it in Windows 10?
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A:[SOLVED] batch script to check office version

Welcome to TSF!

If statements in Batch can only check one condition, not two.
You could add the numbers, if it equals 2 assume it's off line.
Or something like this would be needed
If "%office7"=="1" If "%office3"=="1" GOTO offline

When echoing Text and using redirection, the space before the redirection symbol will be included, so all the Computer names would have a trailing space added, so using that result would not work. You'd have this:
\\PCName \c$
Instead of this:

This is how I would do it, check if the PC is available first, then check for the shortcuts only if it is.

::@Echo OFF

>>C:\log.txt Echo ">>>>>>>>>>"
>>C:\log.txt Echo START

For /F %%a In (C:\Computers.txt) Do (
Echo ======================
Echo %%a
Echo -------
If Not EXIST "\\%%a\c$\Documents and Settings\" (
Echo %%a>>C:\offlineComputers.txt
) Else (
If EXIST "\\%%a\C$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Word 2007.lnk" Echo %%a>>C:\office2007.txt
If EXIST "\\%%a\c$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Word 2003.lnk" Echo %%a>>C:\office2003.txt
Echo ======================
)>>C:\log.txt 2>&1
>>C:\log.txt Echo "<<<<<<<<<"
>>C:\log.txt Echo THE END

exit /b
See if that works for you.
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A:Opera 11 startup: check for latest version of start page


There are several ways in Opera for multiple websites to load at startup, can I ask how exactly you have set this up? E.g. using Sessions, bookmarks, speed dial etc.

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A:IE in Modern UI?

Hello OrlandoTek,

Usually the modern IE is not available on Start when Internet Explorer is not set as the default browser. Here are some other items to check as well.

Internet Explorer Modern - Restore in Windows 8

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What is the name of the app? Just simply "Modern" is not an app I can find.
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A:Skype-Modern App

Hello WinD....

First off, I'm not a Metro person so could you explain how you were able to get that view? I can't seem to duplicate it?

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What about you?

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A:Windows 8 Bypass Modern UI

Originally Posted by A Guy

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