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Windows Photo Viewer: Can’t Rotate Images on a Network Drive – Solved!

2017/09/22
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Modified: 2017/09/16
Windows Photo Viewer - Error

It is the the LITTLE problems that annoys the most!  I love Windows, but why Windows is so awkward in same strange and unexpected ways? This article is about one of such problems – Image viewing and rotation.  Why it is so hard? Do not even think to joke here. There is a very simple and very useful little program – Windows Photo Viewer.  It is great to open one photo at a time and quickly navigate through a pile of them.  It also allows to rotate and magnify the images. But it has a strange peculiar set of problems: – On Windows 7 x64 it sometimes can’t rotate images located in certain folders…

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Mapping remote WebDAV network drive for free (without NetDrive)

2017/09/15
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Modified: 2017/09/15

If you have a powerful NAS server with massive redundancy (RAID), you wish you can access all files and directories from anywhere on the planet. Recently I switched from Synchronizing Offline file to a real-time access my drive remotely using WebDAV.  This twist is that I am using Synology WebDAV on server side and Windows 10 without any third-party product.  I am using simple Map Network Drive option in Windows Explorer. Here are the steps: -01- Login to your Internet domain provider and create an “A” type DNS record to link your router external IP address with a permanent subdomain string of your choice.   In this example, I will use  nas.yourDomain.com…

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Fix “Cannot generate SSPI context” while connecting to SQL Server

2017/09/14
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Modified: 2017/09/10
SQL - Cannot generate SSPI context

Here is a problem resolved here – you can connect to MS SQL Server 2012 from the office, but when your try to connect from home over remote (in this case AVENTAIL) connection you would get an error message: “Cannot generate SSPI context“. Once again, from the office you can connect to several SQL servers of different versions from 2008 to 2012 using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), but remotely one of the servers gives you the error about SSPI Context.  You are using Windows Authentication to connect. Google search will reveal that error has something to do with domain user name not being properly recognized or registered on the server…

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Error 2155348315 in Windows 7 Backup – Resolved

2017/09/10
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Windows 7 Backup Error 2155348315

I started getting this error 2155348315 in Windows 7 Backup, when I switched from wired to a Wi-Fi connection on my desktop PC. Here is what happened...

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IE opens blank new tabs instead of your home page

2017/09/04
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Modified: 2017/07/22
IE - Blank page on new tab

You have  masterfully designed custom home page for your Internet Explorer (IE).  All of a sudden, only first tab displays your home page.  All other new tabs in IE open as a blank page.  What happened?  Something is changing IE settings  back to “A blank page” ? This particular fix for this article was tested on Win7 x64 with IE9. In a few words, you need to delete this registry entry vprot.exe from location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run   A little bit more radical solution is to run a 3 line script on Startup to delete all intruding entries from all 3 possible Startup locations in Registry. This solution is absolutely great, because it…

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*** Use Wildcards with REG DELETE (Almost) ***

2017/08/19
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Registry-After-Deletion

I loved writing this article.  It tought me so much about power of good old batch commands.  Amazing! Say, I am trying to resolve a problem in a registry.  To isolate the problem, I need to delete hundreds of branches from an externally loaded Registry hive QQ\Classes from a parallel instance. For example, I need to delete all branches that start with letter “M”.  Doing it manually means hours of tedious clicking and possibility of disastrous “user” errors.  Can I do this with a batch file and REG DELETE? This article shows the way to do that.  Here is a plan of action:     First, I saw a quiet lonely post…

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PC Sleep and PC Hibernate Shortcuts

2017/08/17
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Modified: 2017/07/22
Sleep-and-Hibernate

Everybody wants a shortcut for PS Sleep to save time on clicks. Instead of 3 clicks Start - Shutdown - Sleep every time, let's have just one click - Sleep. There is a way to do that. Please tell me, if this also works in Windows XP.

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How to properly zoom in Word and Excel – Ctrl+[+] and Ctrl+[-]

2017/08/15
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Modified: 2017/06/25

    This is cool!   This is fresh!  Make your Word and Excel to respond to human zoom commands like normal applications. In most modern applications you can zoom in and zoom out current window using fast Ctrl + Plus and Ctrl + Minus keyboard shortcuts.   Not so in Word and Excel.  Even in the latest ones – from Office 2013 – you do not have this functionality.  Finally, finally here in this article you learn how to do it with macros.  Word partial idea was published before on other site (see below), but Excel technique uses new and exciting macro.   WORD To make keyboard combinations Ctrl+[+] and Ctrl+[-] to work in Word…

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PHP chokes server with TEMP files – Updated and Solved

2017/08/11
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Modified: 2017/07/22
FastCGI Settings

I am running PHP on IIS 7.5.   This is a Windows 2012 Server.  Fresh clean install every time. The only way to access and delete these TEMP files are by using  a command prompt.  And this deletion procedure will run for several DAYS . . .   The Problem The story goes like this.  Fresh new instance of a Windows 2012 Server is great.  It runs fast and smooth.  But after 5 or 6 months MySQL service having hard times to start up.  And a little later – couldn’t start at all.  The only way I can make it run is to start it from a command prompt.  And finally the whole server just slows…

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WordPress: Image Editor is not loading in IE under tight security

2017/08/09
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Modified: 2017/06/25
WordPress - Image Editor is not Loading

Let’s say you have a very thigh zone security setup in IE.   All Internet sites are set to High security level, and  Trusted sites are set a Medium-High. In that case you might experience a painful WordPress problem – Image Editor is not loading in IE.  It is getting stuck on a dark loading image. Symptoms: when you click on Add an Image or Edit Image buttons, all you see is your screen is darkening and running image in the middle imitating loading is staying on, forever. To solve this problem without killing your security settings add site about:blank to you trusted site list and here we go – problem is solved!

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