Originally Posted by markaz
I use the latest version of Google Chrome Browser, and Media Server (or Media Edition) was really nothing but a low volume issue version of Vista Home Premium, tweaked for TV and Media Center apps. I have not found any differences in the mechanics between the two, yet.
As for the issue, it exists in BOTH browser AND Windows Explorer. I have used a program (FreshDevices UI), much like the old TweakUI, to check the settings - all are as they should be. I still don't have three line items in my Context menu - they are PREVIEW, SET AS DESKTOP BACKGROUND and either ROTATE, RESTORE or NEW (not sure on that last one, had to go by the context menu on my wife's laptop, which is running 7 to figure out what was missing).
This happened in the last week, unfortunately, I had installed several program updates (Java, google, yahoo, silverlight, and the ever-popular 'Microsoft Security Update'). I don't browse porn, I don't install unknown programs from unknown sources, and it's been several years since I have encountered a virus. This specific system is about as 'clean' as you would want in a computer system - it is hardwired into our home and runs security, TV, radio, printer spool, home surround sound, and more. I would have expected this on my laptop a lot more likely than this old system, but all of our other computers are up and running fine (on Win7), but this one Vista machine has this Context Menu issue. Other than the missing items from the Context Menu, it is working fine.
Oh, did I mention that if you go to Windows Explorer, and right-click on any JPG and select OPEN from the Context Menu, that it will NOT open the JPG? I then point it to MICROSOFT PHOTO EDITOR, and it will open it once, but won't remember the setting to open it a 2nd time. I set it to use MICROSOFT PHOTO EDITOR as default JPG handler, and it won't accept it. I open Windows Explorer 'run as Administrator', and it still won't accept it.
No hits on AV - and am convinced that SOMETHING is quite possibly damaged in the Registry, but that is a domain that I don't fool with.