Defrag: Windows 10, Microsoft Edge, Wi-Fi Channels and more...

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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.

[01:11] Nine Guy post cards from around the world
[03:19] Windows 10 (Windows 10 Hero Desktop Image | Behind the Scenes)
[04:46] Microsoft Edge

[07:08] What are the Optional Updates and why are/were there so many
[09:24] Using Windows 10 free upgrade for do a clean install on a new SSD
[11:34] Wi-Fi Channel Id Selection
[14:17] Detecting C Memory Leaks with Visual Studio 2013 (Visual Leak Detector for Visual C++, Finding Memory Leaks Using the CRT Library, Umdhtools.exe: How to use Umdh.exe to find memory leaks)
[16:40] Surface 2 (RT) support for the Edimax USB (Show)
[17:31] Help recovering VS 2012 from a borked hard drive
[18:52] How do you disable the Search Box on the Windows 10 Taskbar
[20:08] Using the "Local Network" Windows 10 Windows Update in Windows 8.1
[20:26] Rename the Start Menu Item in Windows 10

Pick of the Week: [21:16] Kano (link
Pick of the Week: [22:02] Jaunt’s NEO VR camera (link)



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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Will this scenario work?:

    - Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 RTM.

    - Create Windows 10 ISO file from ESD file.

    - Use the ISO to do a fresh install of Windows 10.

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    Mike Greenway

    jvs_ca, You beat me to it. I have heard that Your  scenario is the way to go, that it works with the new licensing scheme.  So yeah, what he said!?

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    [07:08] What are the Optional Updates and why are/were there so many

    Microsoft stopped creating large UpdateRollups which bundle them all. Now you have to install each of the update on your own.

    And in Windows10 you don't even have the Chance to select updates, you get them automatically. I just wait for a new broken update that makes the PCs of a lot of users unbootable after patchday and users calling Support/visiting MS Forums and need help.

    And Win10 only gets 2 years more Support comapred to Windows 8.1, so it makes no sense to update to Windows 10 with ist broken UI and broken UX.

    I'll only update it Aero Glass and a Win8RP theme is available.


    Generic Comment Image

    The Default theme of Win10 causes eye eye strain and headache.

  • User profile image

    @jvs_ca: After you upgraded you can go into Settings -> Updates -> System Recovery -> Refresh my PC, don't keep anything. It's the same as a fresh install.

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    Mike Greenway

    if we all chip in 5 bucks, will you do another show?

  • User profile image

    @Mike Greenway:Nope, you get one for free. New episode is coming out tomorrow afternoon. :)

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