# Monday, 22 January 2007

Change shortcuts to:

"wmplayer.exe /Task:NowPlaying"


"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Task:NowPlaying /prefetch:1



vista | WMP
Monday, 22 January 2007 10:33:01 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Saturday, 20 January 2007

1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click on Command Prompt
5. Left click on Run as Administrator
6. Click the Allow button if it asks you for permission
7. Type or copy and paste this into the command prompt window:

bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff

8. Hit enter and you should see the confirmation: Operation Completed Successfully
9. Reboot and DEP should be off.

Saturday, 20 January 2007 16:25:22 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

As a temporary measure add the following .reg file to give a right-click option to open with UltraEdit.  The current version is 12.20c; hopefully this will soon be corrected in a future release.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Edit with UltraEdit"

@="\"C:\\Program Files\\UltraEdit\\uedit32\" %1"

Saturday, 20 January 2007 09:29:51 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Friday, 19 January 2007

Got this error (in vista when trying to uninstall nikon Capture 4):

The solution is to delete (in this case) the folder named 0701 from C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\

However, I could not delete this but could rename it to 0701.bak.

After that I ran the installer to re-install then immediately ran it again to uninstall.

Friday, 19 January 2007 22:09:39 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback

Arcobat 8 will not install on Vista.


This is (probably) caused by disabling User Account Control (UAC). There are three Adobe solutions:

Enable User Account Control

  1. In Control Panels, choose User Accounts
  2. Click "Turn User Account Control on or off"
  3. Check the box to "Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer" and then click OK
  4. Restart your computer
  5. Install Adobe reader 8;

Create a new user account with administrator rights and install under this profile

  1. In Control Panels, choose User Accounts
  2. Click" Manage another account"
  3. Click "Create a new user account"
  4. Enter a new user name, select the Administrator radio button, then click Create Account
  5. Log in to the computer with this new account and install Reader 8;

Run the Acrobat set up files extracted from the installer

  1. Download the Adobe reader installer from adobe.com. When you are prompted to run or save the file, choose save. Save the file to your desktop
  2. On the Desktop, double-click the AdbeRdr80_en_US file, click Run
  3. Please wait while the Adobe Reader setup is being processed
  4. When the "Open File - Security Warning dialog displays, do the following:
  5. On the Windows task bar, choose Start
  6. In the Start Search window, type c:users username AppDataLocalLowNetopsystems emp, then click on the link to open the temp folder
  7. Drag the Adobe reader 8.0 folder to your desktop and close the search results window
  8. Click Cancel in the Open File - Security Warning dialog
  9. Click Cancel when" the operation was canceled by the user" dialog appears
  10. Open the Adobe Reader 8.0 folder on your desktop
  11. Double-click the AcroRead file to start the Adobe Reader installer
  12. Click Run
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Install.


A similar, but unrelated problem results in teh folowing message:

In this case the MS solution is:

1. Start the installation as usual, do no dismiss the error message box.
2. Open explorer and copy the "Adobe Reader 8" directory from the following path to your root dir
"C:Users{username}AppDataLocalLowNetopsystems emp"
3. Run the setup.exe from the "Adobe Reader 8" directory on your root dir.

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# Thursday, 18 January 2007

Value: 1

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# Thursday, 11 January 2007

This can be updated automatically (by Microsoft Update, WSUS, etc) by adding the following registry key:

DWORD: ContentFilterState
Value: 1

Restart the SMTP service after.

Thursday, 11 January 2007 10:11:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
# Wednesday, 10 January 2007

Nikon Capture "unsharp mask" values explained

Nikon Capture/ Capture NX software includes an "unsharp mask" tool. The value indicators are not identical to those in Photoshop™. The table below shows the relationship between the values that Nikon and Adobe™ use in the unsharp mask tool. 

Nikon Capture/ Capture NX





Halo Width / Radius


0-20 pixels





Wednesday, 10 January 2007 10:53:39 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback