Defrag: Windows To Go License, Setting Windows 8 Modern DPI, VC++ redists, Undocking laptops and more
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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.
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[12:35] Pinning a PDF and showing first page as the Tile (link)
[14:08] New Router, same userid/password, can't connect
[15:11] Best Practice for when undocking laptops, Blue Screen when undocking
[17:22] OneDrive in Windows 8.1 and offline access for all files
[18:30] Telling if a machine has Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update 1 (link)
[19:43] Best way to access Windows 8 Safe Mode
Note: Yep, we know you couldn't pin the Windows Store, or any Modern App, to the Desktop Taskbar before Windows 8.1 Update 1. But you can unpin it, so it's still not a perfect Windows 8.1 Update indicator.
Another way, is the Search icon on the Start screen. While the power button might not be there, depending on the form factor, the search button should always be there, no matter the form factor.
All that said, “What Gov would do” is look for the KB, KB2919355, in your Updates.