[Q:] How to integrate Metro app to installation media (install.wim)?

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  1. moderate

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    #1 moderate, Feb 13, 2015
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    Hello,

    is there any way, how to integrate Metro app to install.wim?
    I have noticed there were some tools, which revealed installation APK file URL.
    I have also noticed the basic Metro apps are already integrated.

    1. So how to do that for any Metro app?
    2. How to find APK URL without any EXE app (only with script) (ARM)?
    3. What about the language files for Metro app? (I am asking because I have ENG basic Metro apps preinstalled, even I integrated Windows language pack. Does each language have a separate APK file?)

    Thanks for any hints... :)
     
  2. Tito

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    Its APPX, not APK. :D
     
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    Confusion with Android and Windows?? :rofl:
     
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    or the other way around, OP has already received the Tip off that with Windows 10 we can Run Android Apps in Windows itself & is preparing in advance. :tooth:
     
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    That is BlueStacks's v0-9-11-4119 fault. :))
    OK, OK, APPX... ...still...

    "...the gauntlet lies there."
    Ramiro, the king of Aragorn
    Movie: El Cid, 1961, cast: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren

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    #6 abbodi1406, Feb 13, 2015
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    1- DISM
    Code:
    dism /Image:MountDir /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackagePath:AppPackage /LicensePath:App-OEM-License /DependencyPackagePath:DependencyPackage1.appx /DependencyPackagePath:DependencyPackage2.appx
    
    AppPackage can be universal .appxbundle or .appx

    2- WindowsUpdate.log has all the URLs, which cann't be got unless if you install the App from Store
    and the url are temporary (require store authentication)

    3- .appxbundle is universal and contains all lang resources (it actually has several .appx inside)
     
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    #7 moderate, Feb 13, 2015
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    Great, thanks...
    ...I was afraid, that there is license XML file extraction needed, but I see it is not. Good. :)
     
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    What is the best way to access those temporary URLs?

    Just leave Windows Store open/snapped-in the third of the screen and paste link in IE ASAP?
     
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    #10 moderate, Feb 13, 2015
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    Thanks and final question :))

    How to extract license for other non-MS apps without any EXE utility? :)

    BTW: Are the licenses cross-platform vaild?
     
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    I don't know :)

    yes, it's neutral.
     
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    #14 moderate, Feb 14, 2015
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    So, I have:

    1. License XML (extracted from x64)...
    Code:
    AFF540DC.IPAddress_v7353qx4kg3sa (Full).lic
    2. appxbundle file from arm, where all platforms are present (arm and x32).
    Downloaded as ZIP. I renamed it.
    Code:
    6ddd4f70-ace2-4aec-ba85-5ceeb9fc0b57_0b548a2d32450297463c9d58ce38e8e250f2a0a6.appxbundle
    3. Dependencies are (according AppxManifest.xml):
    Code:
      <Dependencies>
        <PackageDependency Name="Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00" MinVersion="12.0.21005.1"/>
        <PackageDependency Name="Microsoft.WinJS.2.0" MinVersion="1.0.9600.16408"/>
      </Dependencies>
    Certainly already present.

    So now, I'll use the DISM command (either to /online or /image) and am I done?
    Or need I to install developer certificate 1st? How?
    :)
    Will apps installed that way auto-update via WU?

    BTW: Will license will be different, when I bought app on arm machine?
     
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    #15 moderate, Feb 15, 2015
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    Anybody knows, what this nice welcum of Apps Deploy v2-5-4-9 (English :D ) means? (It isn't Simplified Chinese anymore, because chars shifted to some rubbish.)

    :))

    Welcome.jpg
     
  15. abbodi1406

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    If the license is full OEM, then the dism command is enough

    yes, apps will be fully functional

    ===

    Just choose Ne :D
     
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    #17 moderate, Feb 15, 2015
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    Windows 8.1 has 21 inbox apps
     
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    #20 abbodi1406, Feb 15, 2015
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    Code:
    Microsoft.Office.OneNote_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.onenoteim