When you want to view pictures in Windows 8, it will open the full screen photo app by default.
This is a default utility that Windows 8 have implemented. You can change it to open in Windows Photo Viewer.
- Press and hold the Windows Key and press C.
- Click on Search and type Default Programs.
- Click on Default Programs and click on Set your default programs.
- On list click on Windows Photo Viewer and click on Set this program as default.
- Click on OK.
Mountain Lion is downloaded directly from the App store. When it installs it creates a small hidden partition on your hard drive by default called Recovery HD. If you ever need to recover your Operating System you can access this via booting into the recovery. But because both the operating system and the recovery are stored on one hard-drive you may encounter issues running this recovery partition if the system disk has become dysfunctional.
It is therefore advised that you create a minimal OS X recovery disc in case you experience any issues with accessing your recovery partition.
You need an external disk with 1GB space minimum in order to continue.
Your account must be an Admin Account to do this.
- Download the “OS X Recovery Disk Assistant” from the following link: support.apple.com/kb/DL1433
- Click on the Download button
- Please ensure that before you run the RecoveryDiskAssistant.dmg file you must make sure that the external drive you will be using is in the format Mac OS Extended (Journaled) If you are unsure how to check this or need help formatting your drive into this type, then please follow this fix.
- Navigate to your downloads folder (by default to the right of your dock by the trash) and click on it to show its content.
- Open RecoveryDiskAssistant.dmg
- Navigate to the Utilities folder by launching Finder and using the shortcut Command-Shift-U
- Click “Authenticate” and then enter your User password.
- Once copied over, open the Recovery Disk Assistant from the Utilities folder and click Open.
- In the license agreement, click Agree
- It will then display a message that say “Connect a USB drive, select the disk and then click continue” Please plug in your external drive (which you have ensured or recently formatted to Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) from step 3)
- Select the drive and click Continue
- Authenticate this by entering in your password
- Please wait a few minutes as it creates the recovery disk.
- Once completed quit the application and eject both the mounted image and the external disk from your desktop.
Most External drives come preformatted with the Master Boot Record (MBR) partition scheme. If you are formatting your external drive to use as a recovery drive you will need to format to Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)
- Navigate to the Utilities folder by using the shortcut Command-Shift-U in the finder or type in “Disk Utility” via Spotlight.
- Plug your external drive into your Mac (you will then see it appear in both disk utility and your desktop)
- Select the external disc (do not select the volume entry which is below)
- Click the Erase tab
- In the format table please select Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) in the list of options
- Click on Erase and confirm that you wish to do this.
- Once the disk has successfully formatted it should know in the Partition Map Scheme that it is GUID Partition Table.
- To remove the disk click on the eject button and remove once it has fully ejected.
On Installation, the following errors are displayed.
- “The installation failed”
- “The installer can’t create the folder “/var/folders/r_/3sgz48xx27v_r138s4zbk3300000gp/T//Install.450dgBIAO”
(This is an example file path. The actual path name will vary.)
The installation folder is locked.
- In Finder, at the top, click Go -> Go To Folder Then Type /private/var/folders/r_/
- Then press Enter.
- Open the folder that is displayed in the error (varies).
- Right click (Hold CTRL then click one button mouse) select “Get Info”.
- Click Sharing and permissions.
- If “username” is there (username being your name) Click the cog icon and select “Apply to enclosed items”
- If not, then click the plus and then click “User name” and then click choose. Your username will be added.
- if username has Read Only permissions you will need to click and change to read and write permissions and then follow the above step to “Apply to enclosed items”.
Launching Read and Write Gold and Microsoft Office word produces the following error:
“Can’t Load Visual Basic for Applications
“Make sure Visual Basic for Mac is installed on your computer.
If Visual Basic for Application is installed make sure the path to the installation folder does not contain any characters outside of the system code page
(such as Cyrillic characters on an English system) and contains fewer than 255 characters.”
Visual Basic for Applications is corrupted or not correctly loaded.
- Quit the Applications and close any errors.
- Try a customized install of Microsoft Office for Mac.
- Install Office for Mac and instead of selecting a Full installation, you should select a customized install and not install any other Application than “Visual Basic for Applications”
The only other option that is available at this moment in time is a full uninstall of Microsoft Office
- Download and run the Microsoft Office Removal Tool.
- Once uninstalled, fully Re-Install Microsoft Office for Mac.