Defrag: Adding MicroSD to Libraries, Multiboot PCs, Win8 Mail App

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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 We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:00] - RSS causing Outlook to crash. 
[03:00] - How to make desktop IE default browser in Windows 8. 
[04:00] - Creating a multiboot PC. [link] [link]
[06:00] - Way to include removable MicroSD drives in libraries for Surface. [link]
[09:23] - Activation error after installing SP1 on Windows 7. 
[10:34] - How to search for a string in a directory of text documents. 
[12:40] - Best method for copying raw drive to a new drive. 
[15:24] - More on mail app in Windows 8 [link]
[17:55] - Best practices for removing malware. 
[17:55] - Gov's Pick of the Week: Windows Defender Offline [link]
[23:50] - Larry's Pick of the Week: f.lux [link]



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    Yakko Warner

    The requirement on SLAT is hyper-annoying.  Although my laptop will run VirtualBox and run full operating systems in there (and VirtualPC when I was running Windows 7 on the same hardware), I cannot, for instance, do Windows Phone 8 development, as the phone emulator depends on Hyper-V and my BIOS apparently does not support SLAT.  (And yet, when I was running Win7, Visual Studio had no problem letting me run the Windows Phone 7 emulator on the same hardware.)


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    Re colour inversion for low light: would be nice if all computers had it but some computers (Mac Book Pro from a few years ago with lit keyboard in low light environment comes to mind) especially laptops adjust light level based on ambient lighting coditions. Would be nice if there was a way to piggyback off that and rather than just dimming the screen you could trigger colour inversion. How cool would it be to be working in a office only lit by daylight and have your screen and keyboard back-lighting kick on like streetlights?

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    Great show, as always!

    I sent you a question (by email) some weeks ago about usable memory in Windows which I believe has not yet been answered. Is the answer to my question in the queue, or is it completely forgotten?

    I found some bits of info on the web but I would like an official answer, your answer.

    Thank you very much.

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    Great show!  I got a few great tips from the show this week.
    The magnifier color inversion is awesome. 
    By the way the magnifier shortcut is: <Windows key> & <+ key>

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    no new show

    no new show?

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    Yeah, what the heck, where's the new show?

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