Defrag: All Cores Vs. Parked Cores, Split-Tunnel VPN, Boosting Volume

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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.

[00:15] - Remote software not working over existing network. [link]
[11:07] - Modern apps not working when clicking tiles. 
[15:53] - Running PC on all cores vs parking cores. 
[16:50] - Running multi-mon mix of portrait/landscape.
[19:03] - What does MSE see. 
[20:30] - How to reset a camera that no longer triggers auto-play. 
[21:26] - Splitting traffic over network and VPN. 
[22:36] - How to increase volume on laptop or headphones. 
[26:24] - Adding files to a rar archive without unhiding it. 
[27:43] - Running a task for testing. 
[28:38] - Pick of the Week: Depth Sensor Shootout [link]




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  • User profile image

    Welcome Back Gov,"tree hugger Tongue Out  How come you never mentioned the custom refresh option in windows 8 where you can make your own custom refresh.wim that you can restore without losing your desktop applications, (if you make the custom refresh with them already installed.)  What I did after installing Windows 8 Pro, all available updates and all of the programs and applications that I need to use on a daily basis, (along with my files) I create a custom refresh.wim and then if I ever have a problem I can refresh the pc back to my own custom baseline wim image.  It is a great tip that many people do not know how to do.

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    @s3curityConsult: It is indeed a great tip. RecoveryDrive.exe helps you here.

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    Re: remoting over the Internet [09:30], a bit more helpful than saying “See that other episode we did” is linking to it.

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    Re split tunneling: Using a 3rd party VPN like ExpressVPN can work, you just have to configure what will not go through it. Here's the website for more info: ( Their tech support is pretty great, contact them to help you sort through the configuration.

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