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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 DefragShow@microsoft.com. 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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  • 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.)

    *LOUD GRUMBLE*

  • 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?

  • Hi,

    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.

  • 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>
    Thanks.

  • no new showno new show

    no new show?

  • Justin M. SalvatoJustin​MSalvato Microsoft junkie

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

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