Defrag: Change Pinned Sites Icons, Laptop WiFi Router, Full Path for File

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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.

[01:40] - Using D2D with Windows 7 on restore.
[04:36] - Closed laptop during updates, now PC hangs.
[07:38] - Are RAM cleaners helpful or unneeded?
[09:37] - Silverlight in a nutshell. [mentioned link]
[12:26] - Getting the full path for a given file.
[13:35] - Can you change the icon for a TaskBar pinned site.
[17:47] - Using a laptop as a WiFi router.
[20:09] - Showing custom wallpaper on lock screen.* [Gov notes below]
[21:35] - How to rotate screen easily.
[27:00] - Admin rights for removing icons in Start Menu.
[29:35] - Pick of the Week: Visual Studio Achievements.
[32:17] - Pick of the Week: Privacy Day [link]

* Following are Gov's First of all, create a DWORD value named OEMBackground in the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background key, and set its value to 1 (You can delete the value if you want to restore the settings). Then, create a folder named backgrounds in the path %windir%\system32\oobe\info.
At last, copy the JPG files according to your monitor's resolution. For example,
   backgroundDefault.jpg (MUST-HAVE)
   background1024×1280.jpg
   background1280×1024.jpg
   background1024×768.jpg
   background1280×960.jpg
   background1600×1200.jpg
   background1440×900.jpg
   background1920×1200.jpg
   background1280×768.jpg
   background1360×768.jpg
All the images must be less than 256kb in size. If you are using a resolution that is not provided in the image file, system will display backgroundDefault.jpg.

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