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Defrag: Bing Desktop on 8, RAID0 SSD, Build Favorites

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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.

[00:00] - Build wrap up and a look back.
[01:52] - Larry's Forza Horizon weekend.
[04:25] - Bing desktop not working in Windows 8.
[06:10] - Email body is blank SBS2011.
[08:00] - Recommendations for RAID0 with SSD's. 
[11:38] - What VPN infrastructures are supported in-box by Windows RT. 
[13:02] - How to get file drag and drop with Skydrive in Windows 8. 
[13:43] - Suggested method for installing Windows 8 Pro on a blank drive. 
[15:05] - VHD licensing issues. 
[16:00] - Using license key after upgrading to Windows 8. 
[17:49] - Cannot delete .vhd file. 
[18:27] - Is there a C++ API for seeing all in range wireless SSIDs and signal levels. 
[19:53] - How to make the Windows 8 onscreen keyboard bigger. 
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: Channel 9 Live at Build, Dave Campbell, Jeff Han, Defrag Tools
[00:00] - Pick of the Week: Wish Kickstarter project. 

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    The Discussion

    • dentaku

      Great extra information... that was going to be my next question.

      I was wondering if it would disable to registration of the previous OS you're updating from. I'm glad I didn't do it with my Win7 DVD because I'm still using it. Once I get the upgrade disk I'll first try using an XP disk I don't care about. I guess I could also use my Vista disk because it's not like I'm ever going to use it again.

      I actually went to Staples twice already and they didn't have any. They also only had one touchscreen Win8 machine but it was password protected so I couldn't even try it the way it was meant to be used.

    • Ryan

      Whoever asked for the bing desktop in Windows 8 you can grab the theme from the same place as Windows 7 as use it the same way.

    • windev

      @dentaku: Try Best Buy. They are definitely selling the OS and devices. And there is always the MS Stores - if there is one nearby, it is worth the trip.

      If you can wait a week or so, you should see a new wave of x86/x64 touch devices hit the stores - the OEMs are releasing the rest of their models just before Thanksgiving.

    • Igor

      Bing desktop not working in Windows 8 issue:

      1) install Bing Desktop version for Windows 7 on Windows 7 (virtual, ...)
      2) store the Bing Desktop install dir
      3) copy on Windows 8
      4) set Compatibility mode -> Run this program in compatibility mode: Windows 7
      5) fave fun :-)

    • Antonio Mourao

      "Email body is blank SBS2011." - I got the same problem and found out it was the AVG Anti-virus, check this http://goo.gl/jLJiI

    • dentaku

      It's amazing we even have a Staples anywhere near where I live. I've never seen a Best Buy. They'll have some more before the special price ends in January.

      , windev wrote

      @dentaku: Try Best Buy. They are definitely selling the OS and devices. And there is always the MS Stores - if there is one nearby, it is worth the trip.

      If you can wait a week or so, you should see a new wave of x86/x64 touch devices hit the stores - the OEMs are releasing the rest of their models just before Thanksgiving.

    • Philip Saunders

      Hi,

      It was any email other than plain text and server had latest updates.

      It was AVG related and only effected a few users and I solved it a while back, was shocked by bing searches how popular this error is.

      Phil

    • Niner

      Regarding Bing App on Windows 8 Pro, on right click why only 'Set as Lock Screen' is enabled while 'Copy link', 'Copy', and 'Save As' all are disabled. Anyone else having this issue? Or is it US only feature?

      And regarding Windows 8 Pro upgrade, I was not clear what Gov explained. So for upgrading Windows 8 , one has to install Windows ver then only follow the upgrade path? He said something about just enter Windows 7 key but later activate with Windows 8 key? This is while installing with Win8 Pro upgrade DVD?

      Also once we upgrade, the Windows 7 Key becomes nullified! Means we NEVER will be allowed to install even on that same machine if we format Windows 8 upgrade and want to install our Windows 7? Or is it that we are not allowed to install on other machine once we upgrade to Win 8 pro?

      Can anyone clarify, please? Thanks.

      Larry and Gov, I enjoy this show very much & haven't missed any edition.

    • Niner

      ---Sorry--!

      Deleted because of duplicate posting!

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