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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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.
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