Category: Application Issues

Download StorageCraft ImageManager 4.0
article #217, updated 3503 days ago

For some reason, StorageCraft ShadowProtect 4.0 often comes bundled with ImageManager 3.  For the non-Enterprise ImageManager 4, go here:

http://www.storagecraft.com/downloads/imedownload.php

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Convert PDF to TIFF with free software (Ghostscript)
article #216, updated 3506 days ago

Here is a valid command line:

gswin32c -q -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=tiffg4 -sOutputFile=output.tif input.pdf -c quit

A good place to get Ghostscript for Windows is here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ghostscript/

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Speed Up Openoffice
article #180, updated 3593 days ago

There are quite a few posts containing this information on the WWW now, I’m not sure to whom deserves credit.  Go to Tools/Options/General, Memory section, and:

Number of steps: 30
Use for Open Office: 128
Memory per Object: 20
Number of Objects: 20

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Windows 7 offline files causing reboots!
article #156, updated 3676 days ago

Recently, a Windows 7 PC was experiencing reboots right in the middle, no warning, no errors.  A large CAD package with its own built-in Explorer analogue was kept running all the time.  I finally turned off Offline Files on the PC:  under 7, it turns out that offline files is default turned on for everyone, and every five minutes it checks to see if the network has become slow.  Apparently this detection is faulty, and not only is it faulty, but it can conflict with a file explorer subsystem badly enough to cause a system reboot!

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Restore XP File Associations, including .EXE, folders, and others
article #148, updated 3695 days ago

Doug Knox has an excellent collection of fixes:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm

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XPSP3 and Adobe Reader 9
article #139, updated 3720 days ago

Just learned this:  in scripted Web applications, there are sometimes incompatibilities between XPSP3 and Adobe Reader 9.  Sometimes both SP3 and Reader 9 have had to be rolled back to previous versions, sometimes just one of the two.

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Thoroughly Removing Microsoft Office 2007
article #132, updated 3737 days ago

Here are some interesting items, including a good list of registry entries:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

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MSN Web Messenger
article #127, updated 3765 days ago

MSNIM can be done from a web 2.0 client:

http://people.live.com

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Clean Uninstallation with the Revo Uninstaller
article #116, updated 3822 days ago

The Revo Uninstaller:

http://www.revouninstaller.com

is a very good tool for removing software from Windows machines.  It tries to run the Windows uninstaller for everything which it is asked to uninstall, but regardless, it will inspect the system and work hard to do for itself.  It therefore runs in safe mode too, which is rather helpful if one has items which must be uninstalled in order for the system to boot up normally.

Sometimes, Windows corruption on a given box can show up in Revo, in the following way:  sometimes, the registry is corrupted enough that 100,000 entries or so are associated with one software item.  My rule of thumb, when I have to keep XP running on a box, is to cancel out of uninstallation of any item, if it says that more than 10,000 registry items are associated with it.  That doesn’t mean that the PC is not usable; it probably is, albeit slow; it just means that the registry is corrupted enough that we are limited in how much we can improve.

There are other tools within Revo that are rather helpful too, including several cleaners, an autostart manager, and others.

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Visioneer PaperPort removal
article #51, updated 4342 days ago

Visioneer keeps the following available for automatic PaperPort software and scanner driver removal:

http://support.visioneer.com/utilities/ScannerSW_Uninstall.exe

Brother keeps driver removers on its web site for all of its scanning equipment, but the above is sometimes necessary in addition, to clean up a situation.

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