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The Defrag Show (HD) - Channel 9

The Defrag Show (HD) - Channel 9

Description

Channel 9's tech support and troubleshooting show hosted by Larry Larsen and Gov Maharaj. Send your questions to DefragShow@Microsoft.com.

Link: s.ch9.ms/Shows/The-Defrag-Show

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Technology

Episodes

Defrag: Windows 10 Creators Update Updating, Fixing a Win10 Homegroup, Star Trek VR and more...

Jun 7, 2017 1988

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:38] Where's Defrag, we missing you...
[00:56] WinBook Windows 10 Creators Update Updating discussion, Download Windows 10 (Windows Media Creation Tool), Windows Setup Command-Line Options
[13:49] How does Windows Drive letter assignment work?
[15:00] How does Windows Clean Boot select drivers? How to perform a clean boot in Windows
[19:45] New NAS is not showing up on some computers. There a way to compare network settings between machines?
[22:22] Running Windows 10 VM from SD Card (don't)
[24:51] Outlook 2010 not showing new emails
[28:02] Fixing a broken Homegroup on Windows 10

Pick of the Week:[30:13] Star Trek VR on the Vive


Defrag: New Year, New Defrag Show Episode!

Jan 11, 2017 2087

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

New Year, New Show, New C9 Studio Devices and New Gov and Larry Updates

[09:13] Help understanding Windows 10 bug sources
[17:02] What is the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser Tool?
[20:15] Help stopping "Rah-link Bluetooth Adapter driver"
[22:54] Windows 10 and a defaultuser0
[24:03] Removing Properties and Personal Information Metadata from Files
[25:41] Volume Notification does not appear when using Keyboard Volume keys

Pick of the Week:[28:28] Razer Stargazer, Unboxing: Razer Stargazer Windows Hello Compatible Webcam 
Pick of the Week:[30:31] eero
Pick of the Week:[32:24] RT-AC5300



Defrag: Lots of Windows 10 AU Questions, Drones, Cool Cameras and more...

Sep 14, 2016 1245

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:10] You voted, Desk Studio it is...

Mailbag:[00:47] Directory Opus (link)

[01:23] How to get people who installed a leaked build to stop using that build? (link)

[02:15] Windows 10 1607 (aka. Anniversary Update, AU) Clock Font Color is Black on Black background
[04:46] After Windows 10 1607 update there's a 'Default.migrated' user, delete it, yes or no? (No)
Side note: [05:26] Great chat with CCleaner
[06:34] After Windows 10 1607 update wired Ethernet does not connect.
[07:10] Pranks Students Play
[09:12] Windows 10 hardware connect/removal log
[10:10] Windows laptop doesn't not connect to cell networks until reboot
[10:53] Non-disappearing Windows 10 Toast Notifications
[11:23] Connect to Windows 10 via RDP with a PIN?
[12:59] Start search only shows apps and documents, not photos, music, etc.
[13:48] Windows 10 1607 setting Cellular connection to Metered connection
[14:44] Calling Reset Hub via command line

Pick of the Week:[15:18] Typhoon (link)
Pick of the Week:[18:27] DJI OSMO camera (link)


Defrag: We're Back (again), New or Old Studio (You Decide), Windows 10 Anniversary and more...

Aug 17, 2016 1735

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:23] Fourth show of the Year! :|
[01:20] Old Studio or New? YOU Decide!

[02:46] Windows 10 Anniversary, Media Creation Tool

[10:12] From the last show, TortoiseCVS and UAC (link)

[10:53] Just installed Outlook and the week is starting on Wednesday (File -> options -> calendar -> first day of week)
[11:47] Windows 8.1 Disk Management tool and partitions on USB flash drives
[13:23] Dell laptop trackpad stopped working?
[14:08] Disable CMD for Child Accounts on Windows 8.1
[15:16] Looking for a File Explorer replacement
[17:50] Aero Theme and Windows 10
[18:29] Added VLC right-click support for ISO's

Pick of the Week! [18:58] Eero Wifi
Tip of the Week! [22:12] WIFI Antenna Layout
Pick of the Week! [24:43] Lightblade VR, Hot Dogs, Horse Shows and Handgrenades
Pick of the Week! [26:36] Plumbago

Bargain of the Week! [28:15] Pen Tip Kit



Defrag: We're back with new tools, old tools, partition tips, Hibernate vetoing and more....

May 19, 2016 1889

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:54] Build
[01:26] Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2016

[02:43] Sysmon
[03:54] Defrag Tools #162 - Defrag Show Crossover - Gov Maharaj

[04:48] Seeing who's connected, active and how to block them (TCPView)
[11:47] Partition HD after OS install
[13:21] What is KB3152599? (link)
[14:12] Windows 10 Hibernate veto
[16:47] Force Windows 10 to always display a shutdown confirmation?
[18:43] Why is Data Deduplication only supported in Server Editions?
[20:12] My webcam is always "in use by another application"
[21:18] Windows 10 1511 PT-BR exFAT shows wrong cluster size when formatting
[22:05] Changing the Spacebar scroll behavior
[23:05] Activation issues for Windows Insider Fast Ring?
[23:54] UWP Apps not loading on Insider Fast Ring and a Gov CCLeaner moment
[25:01] Source for RAM Disk API (link)
[25:25] RAM Doubler Flashback 
[26:25] An Excel workbook takes minutes to open

Pick of the Week:[27:41] Nokia OZO VR Camera



Defrag: Endoscope USB Camera, The Final [HoloLens] Vote, Adblock Pi and more...

Jan 27, 2016 1427

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:35] Holiday Presents: Robert's Endoscope USB Camera (link)

[03:12] Windows 10 skip or suspend a given Windows Update
[05:07] Edge Favorites location and backing them up
[06:05] Remote Desktop Connection creates a new user
[07:28] BSOD VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR when trying to update Windows 10
[07:48] Changing the picture of a user account
[08:44] Setting the Windows 10 background to an HTML5 file
[09:42] Upgrading SSD's and impact on being "genuine"
[11:57] Windows Language/Keyboard Settings are syncing (and how to turn that off)
[13:54] Desktop Icons locations keep resetting
[15:45] Wireless Adapter issue on Windows 7

Pick of the Week:[16:42] The Final Vote (link)
Pick of the Week:[19:24] PINE A64, First $15 64-Bit Single Board Super Computer (link)
Pick of the Week:[20:39] Adblock Everywhere: The Raspberry Pi-Hole Way (link)

[23:26] Bonus Links

CHIP - The World's First Nine Dollar Computer (link)
UP - Intel x5-Z8300 board in a Raspberry Pi2 form factor (link)
LattePanda - A £45 Win10 Computer For Everything (link)

Can A $9 Computer Spark A New Wave Of Tinkering And Innovation? (link)



Defrag: Back from the Break with Cortana in the Car, Oculus Pre-Order and more...

Jan 20, 2016 1412

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:51] Gov's Gifts
[03:05] Holidays @ Larry's (Saber Forge)

[05:10] Windows Update trying to install an Unsigned Driver
[06:43] IE11 creating a new tab results in an app crash
[08:33] Windows 10 11082 Build "stuck" at 32%
[10:45] Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter on Windows 7
[11:54] OneDrive, Office 2016 and differences between Windows 8 and Windows 10
[13:20] Windows 7 Scandisk on boot found corrupt files and now won't boot
[14:35] Where did SyncToy go?
[15:41] Can you sync User Desktop (Icons, Folders, etc.) across machines?
[16:55] Windows 10 Store opens but closes on app selection

Pick of the Week:[17:32] Oculus pre-order (link)
Pick of the Week:[19:20] Cortana in the car: CES 2016 (link), Microsoft Partnerships Drive Connected Cars: CES 2016 (link)



Defrag: Error Installing GPU Driver, Manually Installing 1511, Reactivating After a Reinstall and more...

Dec 16, 2015 1489

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[03:13] Holiday Tip: Update, install, refresh your devices BEFORE you wrap them, avoid the holiday crush

[04:12] Error 1019 Installing NVidia GPU Driver
[05:15] Turning off Windows Settings Sync for specific apps
[05:52] Reactivating Windows 10 after a clean install
[07:01] Questions about reports from the Get Windows 10 app
[09:24] With all privacy settings on, does Windows 10 still send data
[10:59] Manually installing Windows 10, 1511 (link)
[11:38] Full text indexing and searching for files on servers
[12:44] Why do I have so many Hard Drive Recovery partitions and can they deleted?
[14:10] Windows 10 to 1511 upgrade gets stuck at 40%
[15:30] Windows 10 1511 and USB device issues and fix

Pick of the Week:[17:05] Open Live Writer (link, http://openlivewriter.org)
Pick of the Week:[18:40] Skype Meeting Broadcast (link)
Pick of the Week:[20:07] Microsoft predictions for 2016 (link)

[23:11] 2016 Predictions

Give us YOUR predictions for 2016 in the comments below...



Defrag: Power Management Tweaks, Tons of Windows 10 Tips, Keeping your Desktop Clean and more...

Nov 18, 2015 1519

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:32] Power Management Tweaks
[04:54] Battery/Charging Suggestions

[07:21] Opening multiple instances of Calc
[08:03] Windows 10 boot speed question [Check Display Driver]
[08:53] Hiding One Drive for Business

Gpedit.msc -> admin templates -> windows components -> onedrive -> prevent the usage of onedrive…

[09:39] Windows 10 Enterprise on VMware Horizon View [Grid GPU and Drivers]
[10:42] Dealing with a "Perma-pressed" Windows 10 Key
[11:38] Stuck in a "Checking for Updates" mode [Check Time]
[12:28] Windows Explorer, Show Extensions tips with creating new files
[13:02] When upgrading to Windows 10, do all Windows 8.1 Updates have to be applied first, can you go from Windows 8.1 RTM to Windows 10?
[14:29] Keeping installers from adding icons to the Desktop

Pick of the Week:[16:12] Using the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint Reader on a Surface Pro 3
Pick of the Week:[17:02] Happy? Sad? Angry? This Microsoft tool recognizes emotions in pictures
Pick of the Week:[18:29] Windows IoT
Pick of the Week:[19:22] Battlefront comes out next week!!! [Defraghost]
Pick of the Week:[21:29] A Look Behind the Latest Envisioning Video



Defrag: Defrag'ing Halloween with the Surface Pro 4, 1000Mbs Fiber and more...

Oct 23, 2015 2077

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:30] It’s Back to the Future day. 
[02:14] OUTATIME easter egg on MS.com

[03:20] Are you dressing up for Halloween?
[04:51] Gov rocking the Surface Pro 4

[06:40] 1000Mbs Fiber by 100Mbs Up/Download speeds
[12:54] Thumbnail cache behavior and any changes to it on Windows 10?
[15:05] Windows 10 Rocks! Is Continuum going to be that awesome?
[18:01] Pin differences between Office 365 and Outlook 2013 
[18:28] Cannot start IE 11 on Windows 10 
[20:02] Why does the Recycle Bin icon on my Desktop sort funny?
[20:32] Upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 10 Pro 
[21:18] Mapping OneDrive to a driver letter on Windows 10 (link <- does not work on Windows 10) 
[22:56] Can't delete Creative Cloud folder (link
[26:30] Microsoft Keyboard  
[27:56] Dealing with "The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID" error

Pick of the Week:[30:30] Internet Arcade (link)
Pick of the Week:[31:24] Console Living Room (link)
Pick of the Week:[32:50] Soundboard for Windows fans (link)



Defrag: Windows 10 Tips, Recovering Recovery Partition, New Devices and more...

Oct 14, 2015 982

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:13] Windows 10 command line to add/edit a new user account and Windows Account
[01:39] Suggestions for handling a corrupted Recovery partition
[02:56] Creating a new Edge window when using URL shortcuts or batch file
[03:12] Close laptop lid/open lid and the system not resuming
[03:59] Windows 10 keyboard command to print-screen current screen to the clipboard
[04:56] Inconsistent text size settings and resolution settings on startup
[07:34] With Windows 10 can you change the Caps Lock into a backspace (link)
[08:24] Installing IE9 on Windows 10
[09:45] Keyboard short-cut to display "This Computer" rather than "Quick Access" in Windows 10?

Pick of the Week: [10:41] New Windows 10 devices! (link)



Defrag: Windows 10 Upgrade Tips, Microsoft IoT Starter Kits, Windows To Go and more...

Oct 7, 2015 1618

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:57] What counts as “changed file” for Windows Search? (link)
[01:43] Errors 0xC1900101 -0x20017 when upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Gov: Uninstall nero, and all ATI\AMD software, and ASUS VGA driver, PC-Wizard, spyware blaster, virtual clone drive, spybot, ASR appcharger, CCleaner, instantboot, Logitech camera driver

[08:28] Permission denied when editing specific Registry Key
[10:16] Upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 tips for problem systems

Gov: Zip and share $windows.~bt\sources\panther

[12:35] Error 0x80004005 when upgrading to Windows 10 (Install these, x86 or x64)
[13:13] Learning to program for the blind

Daniel Hubbell, who drives accessibility on Windows and he spoke with a blind developer who provided this: Unfortunately there isn’t a short answer. In my experience both JAWS and NVDA work partly and both have issues. And this is the challenge when you are trying to learn a new skill because you are learning both the skill and the accessibility of the environment. To be clear Narrator, Window-eyes and everything else have issues. 

The best resource I know is the program-l email list where many developers who are blind exchange information. http://www.freelists.org/list/program-l

[15:01] Cannot create recovery drive for Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
[16:11] Is it possible to use my Surface Pro 2 as a live-view monitor for my DSLR camera (Canon 5D Mk2) (link)
[17:26] Windows 8.1 activation problem after factory restore
[17:49] Is Cortana only available on the phone? (link)

Pick of the Week:[19:22] Microsoft IoT Starter Kits (link)
Pick of the Week:[20:24] IronKey Workspace W200 Windows To Go (link)



Defrag: Lots of Windows 10, Stick PC's, PST tips, Zombie Libraries and more...

Aug 26, 2015 1525

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

Pick of the Week: [00:36] Gov’s Stick PC (ComputerStick - The Smartest TV Money Can Buy)

[10:02] Windows 10 says PINs are safer than passwords how can this be when passwords have more combinations? (link)
[11:47] KB3072318 causes graphical glitches when viewing Jump Lists
[12:21] Dealing with Windows 10 Upgrade Error 0xC1900101-0x20017 ("c:\$windows.~bt\sources\panther")
[17:19] Freeing up drive space to upgrade to Windows 10 (such as on a HP Stream 7)
[18:03] FTPS or SFTP command line in Windows 10
[18:17] Suggestion for handling password protected PST's
[19:54] Problems copying/backing up a PST
[21:28] Building a new PC, start with Windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10, or?
[23:42] Zombie Windows 10 Libraries, Camera Roll and Saved Pictures

Pick of the Week:[24:14] Channel 9 Apps (https://aka.ms/ch9apps)



Defrag: Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, Wi-Fi Channels and more...

Jul 15, 2015 1450

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:11] Nine Guy post cards from around the world
[03:19] Windows 10 (Windows 10 Hero Desktop Image | Behind the Scenes)
[04:46] Microsoft Edge

[07:08] What are the Optional Updates and why are/were there so many
[09:24] Using Windows 10 free upgrade for do a clean install on a new SSD
[11:34] Wi-Fi Channel Id Selection
[14:17] Detecting C Memory Leaks with Visual Studio 2013 (Visual Leak Detector for Visual C++, Finding Memory Leaks Using the CRT Library, Umdhtools.exe: How to use Umdh.exe to find memory leaks)
[16:40] Surface 2 (RT) support for the Edimax USB (Show)
[17:31] Help recovering VS 2012 from a borked hard drive
[18:52] How do you disable the Search Box on the Windows 10 Taskbar
[20:08] Using the "Local Network" Windows 10 Windows Update in Windows 8.1
[20:26] Rename the Start Menu Item in Windows 10

Pick of the Week: [21:16] Kano (link
Pick of the Week: [22:02] Jaunt’s NEO VR camera (link)



Defrag: Windows 10 on UEFI, 32 vs 64 Windows for Tablets, Auto hide taskbars and more...

Apr 15, 2015 1321

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:59] New Router Discussion (Asus rt-ac68u)
[04:55] Edimax EW-7711MAC 11AC Wifi USB Adapter (link)
[09:59] Defrag Show Sabbatical?

[10:22] Build, Channel 9 Live streamed
[10:58] Ignite, Channel 9 Live streamed

[11:35] Solving Auto Hiding Taskbar inconsistent behavior
[14:16] Is it true Windows 10 will only install on systems with UEFI?
[15:12] 32 vs 64 Bit Windows on Tablets?

Pick of the Week:[16:55] How Windows 10 achieves its compact footprint (link)
Pick of the Week:[19:49] TouchZoomDesktop (link)



Defrag: Viewing SMART, WIFI Network Connections, Wok, UEFI, Disk Cleanup and more....

Feb 25, 2015 1370

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:41] How do you view SMART Hard Drive Status
[01:24] Windows 7 is taking a long time to connect to a wireless network, Mapping WIFI Signals In 3 Dimensions, http://www.inssider.com/
[05:25] Looking at Wok (link)
[09:37] Debugging a crashing Surface Pro 3 when docked
[10:11] UEFI and computer clean up tools
[12:56] Disk Cleanup tool and having everything checked (link)
[13:42] Debugging and dealing with slow network/web downloading files

Pick of the Week:[18:30] Tobii Eye Tracking in Assassin’s Creed (link)



Defrag: Is SMART smart, Debugging IE Crashes, OpenDNS Geolocation, killing a frozen Start Screen and more

Feb 4, 2015 1541

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:18] OpenDNS and Geolocation Services Warning
[02:14] Microsoft Band for those outside the US?
[02:56] Validity & reliability of SMART data?
[05:40] Debugging IE Crashes
[08:25] Is there anyone at Microsoft who knows absolutely everything about one particular product?
[11:55] What task do I need to close (or run) to kill/restart a frozen Start Screen?
[12:53] After a computer without TPM is started can the substitute USB pen drive be removed?
[13:48] How can I see which wifi channel is used by my laptop with Windows 8 ?

Pick of the Week: [14:52] HoloLens (link)
Pick of the Week: [17:22] WinBook TW700 (link)
Pick of the Week: [20:30] OURSPOP® New MeLE F10 Deluxe (link)
Pick of the Week: [22:51] Plex (link)



Defrag: Nexus 6 Videos on Media Player, Troubleshooting Slow Booting, Finding Drive Serial Numbers and more

Jan 21, 2015 1389

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:25] Robbie's CES Pick, [iGuardian] Shield Home Internet Security Appliance (link, link)
[02:54] Chaining DNS Servers with OpenDNS
[07:03] Nexus 6 1440p Video Playback on Windows Media Player (link)
[08:38] Doing a clean install on a machine preinstalled with "Windows 8.1 with Bing"
[09:47] Troubleshooting Windows 8.x slow-booting (Defrag 001)
[10:58] Command line (or PowerShell) means to see drive serial numbers
[13:48] BitLocker a SMB share
[15:01] How much internal storage does Windows 8.1 support
[16:09] Dealing with unusual screen/display artifacts

Pick of the Week: [17:08] InstaMorph
Pick of the Week: [21:25] Find out how many Watts you are burning while exercising with the Microsoft Band and iBand for Windows Phone 
Pick of the Week: [21:52] Two 3rd party Microsoft Band apps updated



Defrag: Hide a Drive, Password Protect Outlook Folder, Windows Audio Tips and more

Jan 14, 2015 1285

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:42] How to password protect a folder of emails in Outlook
[01:54] How to hide a drive in Windows Explorer (link)
[03:53] Western Digital readies first 10TB hard drive, ships new 8TB drive (link)
[06:27] Are Windows 10 Blue Screens automatically sent as part of the feedback?
[07:09] Where can I get a step-by-step guide to deploy a Hyper-V VM[Win10] thru Wimboot? (link, link)
[08:01] Will Microsoft Applocker be available on Windows 8.1 Professional?
[09:08] Is there a way to restore my path variables, without using Windows Restore?
[10:56] Dealing with, and troubleshooting, weird boot behavior
[12:55] Fixing browser text/font display issues
[14:57] Is there a way to see all of the applications that are using audio ports?

Gov's Tips and Tricks: [15:24] Stereo Mix

Pick of the Week: [17:01] CES - What are YOUR CES Picks?
Pick of the Week: [17:36] New HP mini desktops (link)
Pick of the Week: [18:21] Intel Compute Stick (link)
Pick of the Week: [19:25] HP Stream 7 (link)



Defrag: What's your oldest, still in active use, computer'ish device at home?

Dec 10, 2014 2243

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:16] Robbie's favorite Excel program

[02:55] Gov's last serial post usage
[04:03] Larry's oldest... (The Best Controller for FPS - A SpaceTec SpaceOrb 360 Controller working with Windows 7 using Arduino and OrbShield)
[06:29] Gov's oldest computer'ish device at home
[08:25] Larry's...
[09:46] Gov's actually oldest computer'ish device at home

[10:33] Error Loading Custom Feed when trying to install IIS via Web Platform Installer
[11:17] Getting that last restart time for Windows 7, via WMIC or command prompt
[12:02] Connecting too two networks, NIC and WIFI, at the same time
[14:18] Why doesn’t Windows allow to create multiple partitions on memory sticks but only on fixed drives?
[16:38] Searching for stand-alone Windows Updates and Hotfixes
[20:13] Hunt the USB Device, finding out which device is causing the boot error, “The last USB device you connected did not work..."
[24:07] Do Nokia Lumia Windows Phone apps work on Surface Pro 3?
[25:31] Is it true that Windows 7 Home Premier will only recognize up to 16MB of RAM?
[26:32] Dealing with inaccessible files on a USB drive
[28:48] Is there a way to remove access, or at least remove the public documents from Windows Libraries?
[29:36] Disk thrashing and what is difference between disk thrashing and disk I/O.

Pick of the Week:[32:35] The real and complete story - Does Windows defragment your SSD?
Pick of the Week:[35:52] Excel Pranks & Tricks



Defrag: Headphones, Bikes, Excel'ing, GetProductInfo and more

Nov 13, 2014 1954

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:41] TechEd Europe
[01:06] Gov's Cootree Bluetooth Headphones 
[05:00] Larry's electric bike

[06:49] Calling GetProductInfo and SKU mapping (link)
[10:27] Why were the support links changed to http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/NUMBER?
[11:06] Visual Studio 2013 insists on being the topmost window
[12:42] Diagnosing BSOD on Surface Pro 3
[13:50] Status of ReFS?
[14:48] Windows 10 Build 9879 not available even when on the Fast ring
[15:28] Telling Windows that a drive is no longer a SSD
[16:15] Programs and Features takes a long time to load
[18:50] Doing an Admin and custom deployment of the Media Feature Pack

Pick of the Week:[21:18] Using Bing for technical instant answer and automated solutions (link)
Pick of the Week:[24:15] Download free Excel templates to manage time, money, and productivity. (link)
Pick of the Week:[28:40] Using Excel as your media player (link)



Defrag: Windows 10, Minecraft, Edison Robot, EMET and more...

Oct 2, 2014 1875

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

Pick of the Week:[00:22] Windows 10 (Announcing Windows 10, Introducing Windows 10 for Business, http://preview.windows.com)
Pick of the Week:[03:03] Minecraft!

[04:05] Recover a hard drive that connects but looks empty
[06:10] Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit for Security
[08:42] Windows Performance Counters for Hard Drive Health (related show)
[13:28] Windows 8/8.1 File Explorer thumbnail creation (link)
[17:56] Two Office 365 accounts, personal, work and email policies
[18:38] Leaner Windows?
[23:58] Problems deleting some items from within Windows 7 Folders that's keeping Folders from being deleted
[25:46] How do you restart Windows when the Explorer process has been killed

Closing Picks of the Week:[26:54] The Edison Robot (link)
Closing Picks of the Week:[29:07] Sway (https://sway.com/)

Defrag: Matter and Form 3D scanning, System File Checker, LUA Buglight and more...

Sep 11, 2014 1637

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

Follow-up from last show:

[02:40] Surface Pro 3 Touch problems, solved (Firmware and Windows Updates)
[03:21] Stealth Bomber Bike rocks (And "Hi Paul..." :)

Pick of the Week:[04:16] Matter and Form (http://matterandform.net)

[10:27] Debugging BSOD from SiUSBXp.sys
[11:58] Fixing (System File Checker) SFC /scannow errors related to corrupted files
[13:49] Details on Update to remove memory management flush serialization for all file system drivers in Windows, KB2981965, what was actually removed?
[15:34] Looking at handling numerous email groups another way
[16:58] When installing an app, is there a way to see why UAC is invoked? (LUA Buglight 2.2)
[20:02] What is C:\Windows\WinSxS\TIworker.exe and why is it eating my CPU?
[21:13] Getting a list of files, like MP3's, into Excel
[22:55] Data use management on Windows 8 when tethering

Pick of the Week:[23:54] GlassWire (https://www.glasswire.com/)

Defrag: Hyperlapse, Stealth Bikes, Summer of Larry (his "Infection") and more...

Aug 20, 2014 1491

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[00:31] Summer of Larry...
[02:32] Larry's "infection"...

[05:27] Windows 8 batch/command file launching multiple windows
[08:12] WinDirStat performance on a SSD
[09:03] Surface Pro 3, Domain joined account and problems with Windows Store Apps
[10:26] Creating a kiosk to run a specific app using Remote Desktop/Remote App Server on a Surface
[11:46] Dealing with a misbehaving USB drivers after a HD swap into a new/different machine
[14:53] Troubleshooting tips for Surface swiping to unlock delays when resuming
[15:35] Scheduled Tasks and accessing OneDrive
[16:45] Merging Microsoft Accounts
[17:26] Multiple Screen Remote Desktop tips (link)

Pick of the Week:[18:44] Hyperlapse (link)
Pick of the Week:[20:34] Touch Mouse (link)
Pick of the Week:[21:53] Stealth Bomber Bike (link, video)

Defrag: Drive usage over time, Search Charms, On-screen keyboard tips and more

Jul 30, 2014 1446

Description:

Microsoft tech troubleshooter extraordinaire Gov Maharaj and I help walk you through troubleshooting solutions to your tech support problems. If you have a problem you want to send us, you can use the Problem Step Recorder in Windows 7 (see this for details on how) and send us the zip file to DefragShow@microsoft.com. We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[05:03] Gov's Drive Usage Tips (Disk Footprint tool, dfp.exe

[08:06] Windows 8.x Search Charm and on-screen keyboard behavior
[08:32] Is there a native way to add folders to 'This PC' under Windows 8.1?
[08:48] Determining if an IE Search Accelerator was release by Microsoft or not? (link)
[09:28] Is it possible to change the default application that opens for the Surface Pro 3 Pen Click?
[09:40] Turbo/Compressed Mode for Desktop Web Browsers?
[12:55] Is there a way to find the ram type(DDR2/DDR3) of the system using command prompt?
[14:41] Accessing Windows 8.x emoji without using the on-screen keyboard (link)

Pick of the Week:[15:48] 130 Free Microsoft eBooks (link)
Pick of the Week:[18:03] Lucas Arts (link)
Pick of the Week:[19:12] Ten tips from the programming pros – Spring 1984 (link, link)