Monthly Archives: January 2012

Case of the Broken UAC Prompt – Extended Attributes are Inconsistent

One day while happily working away on my liquid cooled Windows Developer Preview beast I came across this error when launching regedit: Pretty quickly I found every program that tried to elevate to Administrative privileges had this problem. The UAC … Continue reading

Posted in Debugging, ProcMon, SysInternals, Windows 8 | Tagged | 36 Comments

Enable Non-Admins to Modify ClearType & Color Calibrate in Win7

When doing colour calibration or ClearType Text Tuning in Windows 7 a standard user can happily click through the wizards until the very end…when clicking Finish… Although ClearType is enabled in Windows 7 maybe there are people who like jagged … Continue reading

Posted in Application Compatibility, ProcMon, Windows 7 | Tagged | 3 Comments

PowerShell Script To Remove Office Macro Protection

In some cases in my app compat battles I’ve had to debug macros developed by those who have long since disappeared from a company. However the source is inaccessible due to Macro protection. While commercial 3rd party tools to remove … Continue reading

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Case of the Internet Explorer Launch Failure

A Windows 7 environment with Internet Explorer suddenly had a widespread IE8 failure. Clicking the IE icon did absolutely nothing. First thought was an Internet Explorer Add-ons, but running Internet Explorer in No add-ins mode still demonstrated the issue. You … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 54,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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