Category Archives: Ask J.D.

“Connect to GOG Galaxy Communication Service was lost and could not be restored!” [Remote desktop issue]

Please note, if you try to connect to a machine via MS Remote Desktop Protocol and start GOG Galaxy then you will likely encounter the following error: “Connect to GOG Galaxy Communication Service was lost and could not be restored!” Unfortunately, there is no resolution for this error other than to manually login to the machine locally (not remote desktop). If the error still persists, I recommend rebooting the PC and trying to start GOG again. Sorry to not have

How to sync time on Windows 10 VM after pause/resume

Recently after restoring a paused VMWare Workstation Windows 10 VM, the VM guest had an incorrect system time. After a bit of checking through options, I was able to get the time updated/synced correctly and it did not even require a pause/resume or reboot 👍😃 Here is where you can enable automatic time sync between host and guest: Player -> Manage -> Virtual Machine SettingsOptions -> VMware Tools features -> Synchronize guest time with host I hope this helps you

How to re-enable Hey Google on OnePlus 8 Pro [SOLVED]

If your Google assistant no longer responds to the “Hey Google” wake command, give this a try: Open the “Google” app on your OnePlus phone At the bottom of the “Google” app, click the 3-dots “… More” and select “Settings” Select “Google Assistant” Select “Voice Match” Toggle the “Hey Google” slider to “On” Exit out of the app and voila, your phone should answer to “Hey Google” again! I hope this helps 👍😉

Unable to open kernel device ‘\\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully.

If you encounter the following error message: Unable to open kernel device ‘\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation? Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine. You may want to try editing the VMX file for your virtual machine and changing this variable from true to false: vmci0.present = “false” (it was the located on the last line in my VMX) After making this change, I was able to successfully boot

How many external displays does the new 2021 24″ M1 iMac support? [ANSWERED]

Question: How many external monitors do the brand new 24 inch M1 retina iMacs support? (announced/released April/May 2021) Answer: According to Apple, the M1 iMac appears to support ONE external display of up to 6K, Every iMac features two Thunderbolt ports for superfast data transfers, giving customers high-performance options to connect to more devices, including support for up to a* 6K display, like Apple Pro Display XDR […] *emphasis added on “a” (single) display… not plural… Source: Apple.com This is

How to clear the recent files list in Photoshop

Photoshop shows thumbnails of recent photos that you have edited. If you find those images distracting or your prefer to keep that information private, here is how you can clear all the recent files from Photoshop: Go to: File -> Open Recent -> Clear Recent File List (See screenshot below) After: If you were looking for information on how to clear those recent image thumbnails, I hope this helps! 👍😁

How to access the files on a Network Device (NAS, QNAP, Thecus, etc.) using SMBv1 in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, are you no longer able to access legacy SAMBA v1 shares? Here are the steps to enable SMB V1 access on a Windows 10 PC: Step 1. Open Control Panel in your PC/Notebook/Laptop/Tablet. Step 2. Click on Programs. Step 3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off link. Step 4. Expand the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support option. Step 5. Check the SMB 1.0/CIFS Client option. Step 6. Click the OK button. Step 7. Click the Restart now button. After rebooting, you should now be able to connect to network devices running the

ExpertPower 12V 200Ah (runtime analysis) Lithium LiFePO4 battery real world test

Product being tested: ExpertPower 12V 200Ah Lithium LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Rechargeable Battery Description: 2500-7000 Life Cycles & 10-Year Lifetime | Built-in BMS Results: 11:27 AM 2/28/2021Start ~370 watt load 3:19 PM 2/28/202112.55V 3:41 PM 2/28/202112.43V 4:19 PM 2/28/2021END~1.845V (voltage below inverter low voltage disconnect, apparently due to BMS disconnecting load at “empty”) Results: 4 hours 52 minutes runtime at ~370 watt inverter output = ~1801Wh output (not accounting for inverter inefficiency) Using inexpensive Bestek 500W 12V to 110V AC inverter