Windows 10 – language neutral batch file to start Windows
Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/22
A while ago, I bitched that Microsoft moved away the Windows Update out of the Control panel into a language depended place (in Windows 10 1511 update broke the Hyper-V networking – Fix network connection issues).
Since then I had to maintain too many locales running Windows 10. So here is the batch file:
for /f "delims=" %%A in ('PowerShell -Command "(Get-Culture).Name"') do explorer "%LocalAppData%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\%%A\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms"
It uses these tricks:
- Set output of a command as a variable (in this case a for loop variable)
- Execute PowerShell script in a .bat file
- PowerShell Get-Culture (which gets a .NET CultureInfo instance)
- CultureInfo.Name property (which has the nl-NL, en-US, etc codes in it)
It replaced this simple batch-file which has worked for like 10 years:
%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe