Defrag: Is SMART smart, Debugging IE Crashes, OpenDNS Geolocation, killing a frozen Start Screen and more

Play Defrag: Is SMART smart, Debugging IE Crashes, OpenDNS Geolocation, killing a frozen Start Screen and more

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    [11:55] What task do I need to close (or run) to kill/restart a frozen Start Screen?


    the reason to run Explorer.exe not as admin is, that running Explorer as admin would prevent the execution of the new store apps.

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    Can I view the SMART status of a harddrive in Windows or do I need to install an application for that?

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    I am running Win 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, on a Gateway NV59C.  When I boot up, my machine takes a long time to recognize my wireless network and connect to it - the bars of signal will just be the spinning wheel of eternity for 2-5 minutes. None of my other devices have this problem.  Any and all suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks! (a)

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    Hi guys, thanks for your interesting answer to my question.

    I'd just like to comment that the Plex implementation on Xbox One is very disappointing, and lacking in a lot of features compared to other platforms.

    I tried it on your recommendation, paid for the subscription and was less than impressed. I bought the Xbox to use as a media center in the living room, but so far my little Android stick does a better job due to no DTS, poor 3D support, poor remote implementation, and poor library management. Don't want to be all whiney, but I thought Xbox was supposed to be a complete entertainment solution. Even the HDMI input does not support surround passthrough :(

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    For the software picks I can recommend to take a look at the Wox project:
    It is an application launcher inspired by Launchy, open source and it is under active development on Github. Since Launchy updates halted without an official x64 support, this could be a good alternative.
    I'm using the version 1.1.1 and works pretty nice and has a bunch of useful plugins, including Kitty integration.

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    Hey awesome show by awesome people. Keep it up.

    What do you think about Raspberry 2 with Windows 10 for HTPC use after its available? Possible or rather not?

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    How about a comparison of MediaBrowser to Plex? Last I checked, Plex did not have a WMC add-in and neither really solves the LiveTV integration issue without using WMC in some capacity to actually do the heavy lifting.

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