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 DefragShow@microsoft.com. 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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      s3curity​Consult

      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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      windev

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

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      Dante

      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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      Mandee

      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: (https://expressvpn.biz). Their tech support is pretty great, contact them to help you sort through the configuration.

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