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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Creating New Registry KEY for ForceShellExecute

In previous post "IE8 Opened a Blank Page with Hyperlinks in Office 2007 from CD Optical Drive", HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet must be present for registry editing for ForceShellExecute .

In the event if HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\ … is not present in the Registry, will need to add the relevant Registry Key.

1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\... not available.


2. Click on “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office” > Right Click > New > Key


3. Rename the Registry Key folder name to 9.0


4. Create sub folder Key in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ….\Office\9.0 to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ….\Office\9.0\Common\Internet


5. In the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ….\Office\9.0\Common\Internet, select DWORD (32-bit) Value


6. Add a new DWORD Name value at that Key = ForceShellExecute and adding a new DATA VALUE = 1


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

All Files In Thumbdrive Become Shortcuts [Solved]

If your thumb drive was infected by certain virus that caused all your folders and files to become shortcuts which cannot be opened, here's the solution to recover all your data file in the thumbdrive.


Cmd > Run as "Admin" >

attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.*

Note : Replace the letter g with your flash drive letter.


Now download the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/


Update it and perform a "Full Scan" on the affected thumbdrive (G:\)


Monday, 28 October 2013

Useful Command Lines - To Get Computer Info Remotely

Get serial number of the computer:
wmic bios get serialnumber

Get serial number of the computer remotely from system name:
wmic /node:L12345678 bios get serialnumber

Get serial number of the computer remotely from IP address:
wmic /node:10.23.56.789 bios get serialnumber

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Get system model from system name:
wmic csproduct get name

Get system model remotely from system name:
wmic /node:L12345678 csproduct get name

Get system model remotely from IP address:
wmic /node:10.23.56.789 cproduct get name

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Get username from system name:
wmic computersystem get username

Get username remotely from system name:
wmic /node:L12345678 computersystem get username

Get username remotely from IP address:
wmic /node:10.23.56.789 computersystem get username

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Friday, 25 October 2013

IE8 Opened a Blank Page with Hyperlinks in Office 2007 from CD Optical Drive [Solved]

It is a quite interesting experience which I have encountered on hyperlinks opening a blank page with IE8 from CD optical drive.

And there is a very strange relationship causing conflicts between Windows Vista, IE 8 and Microsoft Office 2007 in CD Optical Drive.

Here the computer details:

OS: Window Vista
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)
Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Office 2007

Problem occurs only using CD optical drive.

A new window opened in Internet Explorer 8 displays a blank white page when clicking on the hyperlinks to a jpg file in Excel 2007 Worksheet from CD optical drive.

If I use Window 7, IE 7 or IE9, there isn't any problem opening the hyperlinks to a jpg file in Excel 2007 Worksheet from CD optical drive.

Fortunately, I have discovered a simple solution by adding a DWORD and Value data in the Windows Registry, the problem is solved.

Solution (for Advanced user):


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet


Adding a new DWORD Name value at that Key = ForceShellExecute
and adding a new DATA VALUE = 1

PS: The following condition must be met...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet must be present for editing.

If HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\9.0\... is not available in the Registry, you can create new registry KEY folder. To learn how to create new registry KEY, refer the related post here:
Creating New Registry KEY for ForceShellExecute

Alternative solutions (for Beginners):


Alternative solution 1:

Copy the CD ROM data to the computer HDD. Run the data from the computer HDD to test.

Alternative solution 2:

Copy the CD ROM data to the external HDD drive. Run the data from the external HDD drive to test.

Alternative solution 3:

Downgrade / Upgrade to IE 7, IE9 or higher. Run the data from CD drive to test.


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Registry Editing to Disable Outlook 2007 Addins

You can enable or disable add-ins through the registry if you not able to disable through Outlook Trust Center.





Outlook add-ins are located in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins registry subkey and the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins registry subkey.


The individual available add-ins are listed in the Addins subkeys. Within each Add-ins subkey is a property called LoadBehavior. This property has two possible values: 2 to disable or disconnect the add-in and 3 to enable the add-in.



Wednesday, 9 October 2013

PDF icon is displayed in Microsoft Word [Solved]

There are situations the application icon will display the wrong icon. For example, the Microsoft Office Word document is displayed in PDF icon. If this has happened, you may have mistakenly set the wrong default program to try to open the Word file. You can try to fix this using the simple solution steps below.

1. MS Word icon become PDF icon


2. Choose Default Program

Single click on the file > Right Click > Open With > Choose Default Program...


3. Choose the Correct Program

Select the correct program > Click OK (Make sure the check box is ticked for " Always use the selected program to open this kind of file")



Thursday, 3 October 2013

Microsoft Office 2007 Words Scroll Bar Missing [Solved]

For no reason, you might experience that the vertical scroll bar in Word 2007 disappears all of the sudden.


In order to turn it back on, all you need is to go to…

1.    Click Microsoft Office icon. Click on ‘Words Options’.


2.    Click on ‘Advanced’

3.    Scroll down to look for ‘Display’


4.    If you notice the options for the scroll bar are unchecked, you can “check” back the boxes.


5.    Click OK. You will notice the scroll bar in Microsoft Words is reappearing back.