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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.
[00:10] - KB for hanging shutdown via MagicAndre1981 [link]
[01:23] - Taz.0 suggestion for closing internal drive. [link]
[01:48] - Is there a method to wipe a file in Windows?
[05:42] - Way to determine which port in a RAID bad drive is connected to.
[08:44] - How to pin a specific folder to taskbar in Win7.
[09:52] - Windows booting up slowly. [link] [link]
[11:00] - How to make sure time on a PC is accurate as possible.
[BTW: Gov didn't have the setting he was looking for because he's on a domain joined machine. In this configuration the DC sets the time on the PC.]
[15:26] - Reddit post on how to bypass router throttling, if possible. [link]
[17:33] - Snipping tool hands for several seconds before capturing.
[20:20] - How to get thumbnails of .PSD files in Explorer. [link] [Free option: This one does not work for me on Windows 7 Ultimate but I'd be interested if any of you got it to work.]
[22:14] - Advice on changing registry settings.
[24:15] - Where do you store drivers so automatic searching finds them? [link]
[09:52] - Rolling back to previous install of Windows.
[27:24] - How to make your Win7 touch laptop a little more touch friendly. [link]
[30:45] - How to prevent Contacts folder from being created.
[31:45] - How to make PowerShell start in a specific folder.
[32:48] - How to password protect a specific application in Windows. [link]
[35:50] - What are the differences between Win7 RC and RTM?
[36:57] - Will Win7 CD fix a MBR problem on an XP system or should XP CD be used?
[37:48] - Is there a Windows app for taking a picture or video with a webcam? [link]
[39:08] - How to find out which version of Windows is on a PC, possibly by product key.
[40:00] - Do you really need to defrag your PC? [link]
[44:00] - Pick of the week Nyko Zoom. [link]
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