Friday, October 19, 2018

How to merge multiple PowerPoint ppt/pptx presentation files into one single file automatically?

I wanted to merge several PowerPoint pptx files into a single (new) presentation automatically


I found a PowerShell Script here to get this done (requires PowerPoint to be installed on the computer executing the script):

At the end of the script there are two examples showing the usage of the script.

Worked well for me to merge 52 presenations into a single one with 800 slides.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Windows 10 setup stuck at preparing files on Dell Precision M6400 with Intel Rapid Store ICH9M-E Raid Controller

I tried to install Windows 10 on a Dell Precision M6400 laptop from an USB Boot Stick.
Everything went fine until Windows 10 setup stuck at the "Preparing files for installation" step. Tried this several times and it hung at different percentage levels, but never finished the step.


I downloaded
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Pre-OS Install) Driver
and unzipped it to my USB stick.

During the setup process choose "custom install" :

Then choose "Load driver":

Navigate to the Directory on the USB stick containing the driver and load it.

Continue with the setup.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Outlook Office365 Work Account Error 0xCAA70007

Outlook 365 0xCAA70007 error message connecting to onmicrosoft Office365 account: You'll need the internet for this 0xCAA70007


I'm facing an issue with accessing my onmicrosoft Office365 account with outlook. Whenever I open outlook in windows it shows the prompt "You''ll need the internet for this". The message says we couldn't connect to one of the services we need you sign you in. Please check your connection and try again.
The error code is - 0xCAA70007
The outlook works fine in the browser and internet connection is working.
I tried repairing office and also removed outlook credentials.  I have also uninstalled office and now the client will not even load.  


I found the solution to my problem in Microsofts answers:

This is what I did:

  • Shut down all Office Apps
  • In Explorer, navigate to  C:\Users\%Username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy\AC\Microsoft\Crypto\TokenBindingKeys\Keys
  • Delete the Keys in the folder
  • Relaunch Outlook - Keys are re-created automatically.