Defrag: Tile Colors, Icon Overlays, Logon Without a Password

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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 We will also be checking comments for problems, but the email address will let us contact you if needed.

[01:35] - Dual boot Windows Server 2012 partition and Windows 8 from VHD. 
[03:56] - Replacing HDD, installing Win7 HP SP1 ISO without new activation key. 
[04:40] - Is it possible to change tile colors in Windows 8 like on WP8. 
[06:33] - What is preferred over icon overlays. 
[08:24] - Mouse Without Borders will not auto start after shutdown. 
[11:21] - Can user have VMware Windows 7 VM run in Hyper-V? 
[13:06] - How many bug checks should prompt you to flatten PC. 
[16:45] - How can I get my home computer to just log in without having to type a password every time? [link]
[21:16] - Pick of the Week: Kerbal Space Program [link]




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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Instead of using sysinternal tool, to avoid password prompt when the pc Start you can use the native command "control userpaswwords2", steel working in 8.1!

  • User profile image

    Why dose Microsoft have Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player be one program?

  • User profile image

    Hi Guys, I have VMware Workstation 9. The only export option I can see if File==>Export to OVF. I can't see an option to export to VHD. Can you please provide some further info.

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    David Garbacz

    Just wanted to add to mazman's comment, I too went to Export in VMWare 9 to see if that was the case, and ovf is the only export option. Any other resources?

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