Defrag: Cloning to SSD, Extracting Wifi PW, UAC Triggers

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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.

[00:58] - Beam Me Up on Bing. 
[01:47] - Way to clone original HDD to SSD with recovery partition. 
[03:35] - How to deactivate a Windows license to reinstall with new drive. [link] [link]
[05:28] - How to extract wifi passwords to put on new laptop. 
[06:35] - Tiles on Start Screen looks incorrect after changing fonts. Yes, I pronounced Segoe wrong. Smiley
[10:00] - Request to go through power config from previous show.  
[11:00] - What is the difference between Bitlocker on Windows 7 and Windows 8. [link]
[12:29] - What specifically triggers UAC prompts. 
[16:50] - Domain policy won't allow writing to external drive. 
[19:07] - Methods to send sound from one PC to another. 
[20:46] - Pick of the Week: Transparent gadgets [link

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    Usman

    Thanks Gov and Larry for answering my questions. My problem was exactly to save WiFi passwords for all WiFi including those which do not appear at the moment. Apparently, in Windows 7 there is a feature known as "Manage Wireless Networks" whereby we can view all saved WiFi profiles. We can extract the password from this list. It is easy.

    On Windows 8, this feature has been removed! I found out, to do the same, a command line operation needs to be performed as;
    netsh wlan show profiles

    and
    netsh wlan show profiles name=[profile name] key=clear

    to see the passwords.

    Regards

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    windev

    Bing & Star Trek:  "beam me up" and "engage"

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    Eduardo Quintana

    Typing neither 'Beam me up' nor 'Engage' will cause the effect you show on the video. It simply shows a list of search results!!!

    What am I misunderstanding here?

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    Magic​Andre1981

    Typing neither 'Beam me up' nor 'Engage' will cause the effect you show on the video. It simply shows a list of search results!!!

    What am I misunderstanding here?

    this seams to work only for US. I also see nothing in Germany.

     

    [06:35] - Tiles on Start Screen looks incorrect after changing fonts.

    the downloaded ISO from the tool doesn't include a WIM, only an encrypted ESD file which can't be opened.

    Use the new DISM command

    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    to repair missing files. This is the advanced version of the checksur tool from Vista/7. If the files can't be restored, the clean files are now downloaded from the Internet (WindowsUpdate).

    Finally MS implemented my request and so you no longer have to download this large checksur tool each time again. If you were unlucky the corrupted files where not part of the checksur tool. So this new way is much, much better Smiley

    [11:00] - What is the difference between Bitlocker on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    the most important difference is, that Win8's bitlocker now only encrypts the real data and not the complete drive.

     

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    LarryLarsen

    @Usman: Thanks for that update! That what I was looking for on the show. 

    @Eduardo Quintana: Looks like it was just for the movie launch last week. Sorry. 

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    martinso​Niner

    Awsome tips & hints. Thanks for the show Smiley

     

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    Chrisji

    @Usman:WiFi passwords can also be found on older OSs using the Cain & Abel tool. Warning: some antimalware utilities might alert on this. Find it at www(dot)oxid(dot)it

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