How to Recover a PDF Document?

Three Ways to Recover a Damaged Acrobat Reader File No files on your computer are insured against damage, and this also applies to PDF files. Active Acrobat Reader users can regularly encounter the slightest crash during copying or saving a document. When you click on it, a message like this will appear: Errors appear due to damage to the hard drive, incorrect operation of the antivirus, browser, or mail client. There are dozens of possible…

SOLVED: Control What Programs Are Starting Up Automatically Using New Free Program From Microsoft

Over time you will have a bunch of garbage apps automatically starting up.  Things like Adobe Acrobat icons in your system tray, Google updates, printer software for a printer you don’t own anymore and more can really slow down your PC and make things a visual mess.  There used to be two easy ways to manage these programs: Use TASK MANAGER > STARTUP press CNTL+ALT+DEL and select TASK MANAGER click the STARTUP tab right click…

SOLVED: Adobe Error 1328: Error applying patch to file

Adobe Acrobat updates may fail with: Error 1328: Error applying patch to file C:\Config.MSI\PT3E87.TMP.  It has probably been updated by other means and can no longer be modified by this patch. While I still have no verified explanation for this error, I have seen it enough times to figure out a work around which can be summarized by saying install the patches manual: Go to the Adobe Updates page . Scroll through the page until…

Handy Near Free PDF Tools I Need To Get My Job Done!

The following are six tools I use regularly to manipulate Adobe Acrobat .PDF’s: Quick PDF Tools – Free – Used to edit PDF document properties one by one.  They say it works on multiple files, but not for me. Batch PDF Pro – $40 and Batch PDF Watermark – Free – The free Watermark/stamp tool is included in the $40 Pro Version.  This sofware will split PDF’s into smaller .PDF’s based on number of pages,…

SOLVED: How To Build A Windows 10 Image Using SysPrep and Customize the Default Profile

Windows 10 and 8 use a substantially different process to create images than what I had used in Windows XP and 7.  Fortunately it is not rocket science.  The four big differences are: You MUST remove the ‘Modern apps’ (anything from the ‘Store’) from the profile you are using to create your image If you want to modify the DEFAULT PROFILE, you MUST modify your current profile and then use <CopyProfile>true</CopyProfile> in a command line call to SYSPREP If…

Windows Vista Advanced Tips, Tricks & Facts

by Ian Matthews Written April 10, 2007 Last Update Feb 22, 2008  The purpose of this article is to provide a 15 minute guide to Windows Vista’s advanced features and functions.  There is a lot to learn so we also have three other articles you may want to read: Vista Must Have Addon’s Vista Standard User Facts & Tips Windows Vista User Access Control Explained How to SlipStream SP1 into Vista RTM?: Ya, you can’t. …

Demystifying User Access Control in Windows Vista

by Ian Matthews Update April 1, 2007 WHAT IS USER ACCESS CONTROL (UAC)? User Access Control is likely the most controversial new feature in Windows Vista.  In addition to beta testing Vista since Beta 1, I have attended several MS sponsored webinars, read Microsoft white papers and asked MS staffers many direct questions.  The purpose of this article is to distill the information into a brief. Since the Windows NT days, Microsoft has (correctly) told…

Invisible File Extensions in Windows

Invisible file extensions on Windows By Floydman, Bachelor in Computer Sciences floydian_99@yahoo.com Floydman@hacker.am May 7th, 2001 Abstract The goal of this paper is to present the research I made on invisible file extensions on the Windows operating systems. After I published my initial research material on various places on the internet, many people pointed me to bits of information that were already known on this topic, but that I didn’t know about. However, the experimentation…