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How do I get Windows Photo Viewer to work in Safe Mode? [duplicate]

I am currently operating my Windows 7 laptop in Safe mode with networking and I cannot get my photo viewer to work. Every time I click on an image I get an error message saying Windows Photo Viewer ...
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Context > preview to display animation, of animated gifs? [duplicate]

I'm using preview in my context menu which opens the default image viewer, Windows Photo Viewer. Actual behavior When opened, an animated gif file is opened, but the animation is not played--it's ...
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Opening images in Win 7 not working anymore - “ COM surrogate has stopped working ” error

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, with all updates installed. Suddenly, from some moment on today I can no longer open images with Windows Photo Viewer. I get " COM surrogate has stopped working " ...
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How is it that some software knows the correct orientation of an image and other software does not?

I download some photos off Google drive and when I open them in Windows Photo Viewer some are incorrectly oriented. I opened them in Photoshop with the intent to rotate them but Photoshop already ...
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Open new photo in already open Windows Photo Viewer

I would like to find a way to open a specific, random, new image in an already open Windows Photo Viewer window (not to pop a new one with the new picture). The image files might be in the same ...
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How to change the background color in Windows Photo Viewer

When you open a picture file in Windows Photo Viewer the default background color is white. This is just fine in most use cases. But you might find yourself in a situation where your picture is very ...
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How to run Windows Photo Viewer in Safe Mode?

How can I get Windows Photo Viewer to run in Safe Mode? I'm running Microsoft Windows 7.
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What causes the Windows 7 Photo Viewer menu bar to steal the arrow key focus?

As I am hitting the left or right arrow keys to cycle through images using Windows Photo Viewer, the menu bar will inevitably end up stealing the focus from the viewer controls at the bottom. When it ...
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Alternatives to Windows 7 image viewer without pixellated zoom

Default Image Viewer for Windows 7 doesn't do any smoothing when the image is zoomed. I hear that's the case with Windows 8's image viewer too. In Windows XP there was a different image viewer which ...
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Windows Photo Viewer terminating with “COM Surrogate” error

I have a problem that is very similar to this one, but unlike it, the problem is not on a Tablet PC, and consequently not when turning to Portrait Mode. It also does not specify an error in the ...
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Outlook 2010 error “There was a prob lem starting PhotoViewer.DLL”

I have Outlook 2010 installed on this brand new Windows 7 desktop. When we get an email with an attachment and double-click it, we get an error: "There was a problem starting PhotoViewer.DLL" ...
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Photo Viewer only prints black and white

This is a very odd problem. I have a color printer (HP deskjet 3070A) and a Windows 7 machine. When I print email or text documents, color works just fine. However, when I try to print from the photo ...
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How to convert JPEG JFIF files to JPEG Exif format?

I recently put the SD card of my camera in a Windows 7 PC and start browsing pictures on it. I noticed some were not aligned correctly and use rotate feature included in Windows Photo Viewer in order ...
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Where does Windows 7 Photo Viewer Store User Specific Data / Settings?

I've got a situation where I've got a printer driver (which I'm developing), which works fine in Windows Photo Viewer for all users on my machine... apart from me! I'm thinking that during ...
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How to change default view size of Windows 7 Photo Viewer

Is there a way to tweak Windows Photo Viewer so that it automatically opens images in actual size instead of fit in window?
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How do I disable Hardware Acceleration for “Windows Photo Viewer” in win 7?

I have difficulties with Hardware Acceleration (hardware failure, cannot be fixed) and I want to disable hardware acceleration for many apps, since win 7 does not support it with display drivers ...
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Lossless rotation of photos using Windows Photo Viewer? (XP vs Win7)

If I wanted to rotate photos in XP using Windows Photo Viewer I was told, that it wasn't lossless rotation (so, worse quality in the rotated photo). What about Win7 and Windows Photo Viewer? Is it ...
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Windows Photo Viewer terminating with “Com Surrogate” error in Portrait Mode

I'm using Windows 7 Professional SP1 (de, en, jp mui's installed before SP1 setup) with latest Intel HD graphics drivers and latest DirectX (to my knowledge) On my Tablet PC, where rotating the ...
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How set set .gif files to open with windows photo viewer?

I have Installed Windows 7, which now opens .png and .jpg files with Windows Photo Viewer, but .gif files are opened with Paint. Also, in the Open With context menu it doesn't suggest Windows Photo ...
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7-ZIP can't open pictures in Windows default photo viewer (Windows 7)

I updated 7-ZIP to the latest version 9.2, but when I try to open e.g. jpg from zip archive I always get a message "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because either this picture is deleted, ...
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Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location

My system in Windows 7 and fully up to date with all patches and options (except for Microsoft Silverlight, which I refuse to install). I get this error whenever I try to open an image using Windows ...
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Windows Photo Viewer - Yellow?

I have a Dell M4500 attached to a dock with two Samsung SyncMaster 2443. For some reason all images in Windows Photo viewer have a yellow background and it distorts the image. Viewing the same image ...
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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer does not work

After I changed the ProgramFilesDir to D:\Program Files manually, the Windows Photo Viewer did not work again. It failed to start with error messagebox Rundll: could not found D:\Program ...
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Is there any way to play GIFs with Windows Photo Viewer?

Is there any way to play GIFs with Windows Photo Viewer or with Picasa Viewer in Windows 7 when Internet Explorer isn't my default browser?
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Where is the “fix” button on Windows 7 Photo Viewer?

When I click on a photo in Vista I get a fix button: When I click on a photo in Windows 7 I don't get a fix button: I used to use this fix button often to fix red-eye and alter the brightness ...