Posts Tagged ‘ Windows ’

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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Histiry of This Site – DomainWebCenter.com

2017/09/15
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Modified: 2017/09/18
Site History - SunWebCenter

Welcome! This is not a typical article for reading. This is a log of important events in site development and growth.   2017 Sep 09 Sat – 18 Mon Server near crash prompted a flood of exiting changes to site design almost every day: September 09 Sat – – obtain SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt and transition site to HTTPS protocol – create a test site SunWebCenter.com to load and test all the latest upgrades September 11 Mon – study  online video tutorial (36 min) on MH Magazine  customization September 12 Tue – Stuff preliminary selected WP theme MH Magazine and start customizing September 13 Wed – Buyer registered to buy MH Magazine Pro…

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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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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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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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Win 7 and Win 8 – How to Rename All System Directories
(and W2K8 Server, and R2, and XP too)

2017/07/30
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Modified: 2017/06/25
Multiple Windows Installs on One Drive

If only you could control names of directories, where Microsoft installs Windows, Data and Program Files. If you could, you  would be able to  install multiple instances of operating system on the same drive.  So. let’s do it anyway.  To do that you need two parallel installs of you favorite operating system on the same computer.  For now it has to be on 2 different drives.   You need this so you can manipulate locked files and directories of one install, while booting into the other one. Disclaimer This article applies to any Microsoft operating system, and uses the most complicated Windows 7 64-bit as an example.  This method was also tested…

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Moving Win XP from RAID to RAID Machine

2017/06/18
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Modified: 2017/04/30

After several days of heavy exhausting battles and sleepless nights, after testing dozens of options, after browsing many proposed Internet solutions, I finally was able to move an old instance of Windows XP on a new machine with new RAID drivers. That happened at 13:23 on December 12, 2010.  I moved Win XP from old RAID machine to a new RAID machine. O boy! I found  a clear and clean way to do this task.  I will also use the same technique to move any Microsoft operating system from a Single drive to a RAID machine.  And this also works great, if you simply switching your PC controller from IDE to…

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How to Move MySQL D/B Files (Windows)

2017/05/27
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Modified: 2017/04/30

Locate your MySQL installation files and central configuration file basedir="C:/Program Files/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1/" Your MySQL configuration is stored in "my.ini" file Locate your MySQL Database location: datadir="C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/ Application Data/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.1/Data/" Stop MySQL service. Modify My.ini file to point to a new D/B location and Save. Move your Data directory to a new location Restart MySQL service. You are done.  All pages (even if you were in the middle of the editing) continue to work.  Amazing!

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Invisible Files in Windows 7, 8 and 10 Program Files

2017/05/19
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Modified: 2017/04/30
Program Files in Windows Explorer

Summary First of all – it is not a virus! It is not a bug either. It is a feature, that doesn’t allow legacy applications to write files inside Program Files directory.  This feature allows legacy applications think that they are writing to a system folders. Symptoms You can see your custom files inside one of the Program Files directory folder through your application.  You can open them and view them and modify them..  However, if you open the same directory in Windows Explorer, your files are not there.  You can’t see them, even if your a super administrator of all administrators.  What is the Mystery? You can see your custom…

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Extremely Slow Windows XP Shutdown – Fixed

2017/05/01
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Modified: 2017/04/30
WinXP-Slow-Shutdown

Several years I had this problem in one particular instance of Windows XP Professional – an extremely slow shutdown upon clicking on Shutdown button.  For several minutes system would completely freeze, and then Shutdown/Restart dialog box would finally come up. What did I know about the problem.  It was extremely annoying.  It was persistent.  And it was happening only on one  instance of XP, so that excluded the possibility of a faulty hardware. It was so bad, that I came up with a workaround.  I would open up a Task Manager and end one after another svchost.exe processes running under SYSTEM name.  A counter and warning would appear saying that your…

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Save and Restore Registry Security with Microsoft SubInACL

2017/04/29
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Modified: 2017/03/03
SubInACL-Utility-in-Action

Problem You need to search and replace large registry databases with a set of new values.  You have a third-party utility to do the job, but this utility can only update values writable by administrator.  Thousands of registry keys are owned by NT Service\TrustedInstaller and protected even for Administrators.  What to do? If you simply use REGEDIT to take ownership and add full rights to Administrator to all registry at once, you will definitely achieve the goal, but you will ruin the intricate security permissions for dozens of system service accounts that populate registry security.  Windows will run but many features like Windows Update will become broken. Solution The plan of…

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