This being our first show post-holidays, we've decided to talk about the steps that each of us take when getting a new PC. What's the first thing you do? What software do you install? How do you prepare for digital disaster? Let us know in the comments what steps you take.
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.
[01:00] - Getting started
[03:30] - Start as-is or flatten?
[12:00] - Software Gov installs [Security essentials, WL essentials]
[13:20] - Cleaning up root and Start Menu
[21:30] - Software Larry installs [Above + VLC, Video Inspector, Virtual Clone Drive, Fences, The Brain] [VLC AMA]
[31:02] - Gov's backup system.
[34:35] - Larry's backup system.
[38:00] - Pick of the Week 1 - Soluto [link] [link] (to get an account, use the invite code "DefragShowSentMe")
[43:30] - Pick of the Week 2 - Ninite [link]