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Defrag: Bad RAID, NAS vs Storage Spaces, IPV6

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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. 

[00:40] - Possible faulty RAID controller. [link
[05:00] - Using SkyDrive to access files on another PC. 
[06:24] - User wants to roll back from IE11 to IE9 on Windows 7. 
[08:37] - Pluses and minuses of Storage Spaces and NAS.  
[14:18] - Copying files without changing owner or permissions. 
[15:48] - Questions about setting up RAID. 
[17:50] - Can you use a DLNA BluRay as PC drive? 
[18:42] - Troubleshooting randsomeware PC. 
[21:12] - Trying to pin ProcExp to Taskbar. 
[22:13] - PC restarts in the middle of the night. 
[23:08] - Making a directory always show large icons. 
[24:22] - Pick of the Week: Seiki 50" 4k TV as a PC monitor. [link] [link] [link]
[30:55] - Pick of the Week: Larry's Photosynth Camera Roll [link]
[34:44] - IPV6 on Comcast. [link]

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  • dan_tdtower Surface Fan

    Larry said exactly what I was thinking when it comes to NAS. I can see the usefulness but for the cost I'd rather just do it myself. In the last year or so I've been trying to reduce the overall power consumption of the home systems too. So when it was finally time to power down my trusty hp home server I wanted to switch to setup that's not always on. I also switched from a dedicated desktop system to a Surface Pro in a dock. I currently have 3 usb3 drives attached to that as a storage space that the other home systems target for File History space. Works pretty well but there is some lag when all the drives need to spin up, but I feel the energy savings and noise reduction in my office make it a worthwhile trade off.

  • MagicAndre1981Magic​Andre1981 xperf addicted

    [06:24] - User wants to roll back from IE11 to IE9 on Windows 7.

     

    Run this command (this is 1 line! Copy it to notepad first and make sure it is 1 line) twice from a CMD.exe which was started as admin:

     

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

    reboot and now run this twice:

    FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

    and reboot. Now you should be back to IE9.

     

     

  • Larry LarsenLarryLarsen "Lightbulb"

    @dtower: I've been able to ditch the desktop for a laptop at work, but at home I've got to have a full graphics card to get my game on and drive 3 monitors. I don't think I could go without a desktop PC. 

  • @LarryLarsen:

    I have three 24" 1920x1200 monitors running off of a USB 3 dock, hooked up to my Surface Pro.  No need for a desktop here.  Not sure the video chipset would perform great with games, but fullscreen HD video works fine over USB3.  Quiet as can be, and frees up a lot of space on my desk.

    For heavier-duty tasks, I RDP into a number of VMs I have running off of a beefy host I have set up in another room.  But my "daily driver" is my Surface Pro.

  • dan_tdtower Surface Fan

    @LarryLarsen:I get that 100% Larry. My desktop is still there (just powered off) and I hope for a future where perhaps I'll have time to use it again. Gaming lately is mostly minecraft with my son and the SP1 works well for that. Plus I did just get a new xbox one Smiley

  • Robert LarsonRobert Larson

    You told the person that wanted to know if he could get IE9 back on his Windows 7 computer, that he can not do this. You should have told him that he can do a search and it should show the IE11 update that can be uninstalled. IE11 is a POS you should put down the kool-aid and admit that IE11 for Windows 7 has issues and that uninstalling is an option. At least until it has had a chance to mature. IE10 was the same way when it was first released but now it appears to be stable. Telling someone to go to the development tools and do compatibility troubleshooting is a bonehead statement. It is not the customer responsibility to do debugging. That is your job.

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