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How to Run Photo Viewer Again in Windows 10

How to Run Photo Viewer Again in Windows 10
Among the apps offered in Windows 10 to open images, there is one called Photo Viewer. However, people seem to have problem of it being error. Even though you try to direct “Open with” to PhotoViewer.dll in its folder located in Program Files, you might still get a “This app cannot run on your PC” error. Sure, you can always open the images through other similar apps. However, people who are fond of Photo Viewer would want to fix this problem.
The Procedure You Can Try

You see, such problem might happen because you try to run PhotoViewer.dll directly. The .dll is still pointed by the entry “Windows Photo Viewer” instead of the rundll32 after all. Of course, there are many ways suggested by various people to solve it. However, the one I am going to tell you here seem to be successful for several people who really try it. You can try the following procedure to solve your problem then.

  • First, put the following registry code in a .reg file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open]
“MuiVerb”=hex(2):40,00,25,00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,\
69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,\
00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,\
72,00,5c,00,70,00,68,00,6f,00,74,00,6f,00,76,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,\
00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,33,00,30,00,34,00,33,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,72,00,75,00,\
6e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,33,00,32,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,22,00,25,\
00,50,00,72,00,6f,00,67,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,73,00,\
25,00,5c,00,57,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,6f,00,77,00,73,00,20,00,50,00,68,00,6f,\
00,74,00,6f,00,20,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,50,00,68,00,\
6f,00,74,00,6f,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\
00,22,00,2c,00,20,00,49,00,6d,00,61,00,67,00,65,00,56,00,69,00,65,00,77,00,\
5f,00,46,00,75,00,6c,00,6c,00,73,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,65,00,6e,00,20,00,25,\
00,31,00,00,00

  • Second, run it to make all JPEG files to be viewable in Photo Viewer
  • Third, replace “jpegfile” in the code with “pngfile”, “giffile”, or “Paint.Picture” to make other types of image to be viewable as well
  • Fourth, try to right-click on a picture and choose Open With
  • Last, find Windows Photo Viewer and select as default program

Well, you see, the most suggested procedures to follow are basically adding certain registry code for Windows Photo Viewer and photoviewer.dll. Not all registry recommended by people are the same though. If the registry above does not work to solve your problem, you need to search for other registries that can help you with your error Windows Photo Viewer.

I can’t guarantee that it can work for you since one computer condition is not always the same as the others. However, if it does, it can help you a lot to open not only JPEG files, but also other image files through Windows Photo Viewer. Don’t you think that it is worth to try? Who knows that is the solution you need for your problem? It won’t hurt to try and see what is happening after it.

Sometimes, Windows Photo Viewer can go wrong in Windows 10. In order to fix this problem, you will need to add certain registry code in registry file to make the images viewable again.

How to Make Windows 10 Function on 32GB Disk Space

How to Make Windows 10 Function on 32GB Disk Space
Are you one of those who own laptop that only has 32 GB SSD Hard Drive? You must be wondering whether or not windows system as good as Windows 10 can work in such laptop. Regardless of the disk space needed for Windows 10 and the disk space available from the laptop, you can always get more free space from Windows 10 itself. Are curious about it? Let’s talk more below in respect of that.

The Disk Space Needed for Windows 10

Before we talk about the way to get the free space we were talking about earlier, there is a need for you to know the disk space needed for Windows 10. You know? Actually, there is no need for you to worry about whether or not Windows 10 can function in a laptop with 32GB disk space. Why not? It is because Windows 10 can offer good performance with at least 20GB of hard disk space.

That is why it can be said that Windows 10 can run and function well with 32GB SSD Hard Drive. So, there is no need for you to worry about it to begin with. However, it is a different story if the hard disk space is not even as much as 20GB. Of course, Windows 10 wouldn’t be able to function if that is the case, let alone running well. If this is your problem, let’s see what you can do below.

The Usage of Compact OS

Windows 10 uses Compact OS, you see. To tell you the point, Compact OS does its job to compress Windows files. Of course, it is to make them smaller. Those files are not combined into a single WIM file. Individual files are replaced and removed by Windows update to maintain drive footprint size over the time. Well, Compact OS can be done by Windows setup automatically. Manually, you will need these steps:

  • Applying an image “DISM.EXE /Apply-Image /ImageFile:INSTALL.WIM /Index:1 /ApplyDir:C:\ /Compact:ON”
  • Alternatively, use the command “COMPACT.EXE /CompactOS:always” in a running Windows
  • Check the compact mode in cmd window by using “compact.exe /compactos:query”

Maybe, you will get slower performance when you want to load files. However, it won’t be as bad as you might suspect it to be. To not make the performance worse, you can just install basic applications for daily tasks and use many web applications to limit the space. This way, your Windows 10 should be able to function well.

Functioning Windows on 32GB disk space is not a problem at all for it actually needs at least 20GB disk space. If you need more space, you can compress Windows files by using Compact OS.