Resize an Image in Windows 8/8.1 --- with PowerShell!

A couple of days ago I had an image that was too big for the context I wanted to use it in. I needed to shrink it down to about 50% of its size. Typically I have access to Windows Picture Manager but unfortunately it was removed from the Office 2013 suite.

Server 2012 R2 and SharePoint 2013: The tool was unable to install Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role.

Seriously...WTF. I spent two days trying to figure out this issue and finally I went digging into %WINDIR% to find my answer.

I was trying to run the Prerequisite Installer for SharePoint 2013 on Server 2012 R2 but I kept getting the error in the title line

Finding the Hyper-V VM Configuration File.

Today I found that in my haste to set up my Hyper-V virtual machines, I didn't properly account for the XML files it creates to use as configuration files for the VMs. I had haphazardly chosen random places accidentally, not realizing the full extent of what I was doing.