Defrag: Windows 10 Upgrade Tips, Microsoft IoT Starter Kits, Windows To Go 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.

[00:57] What counts as “changed file” for Windows Search? (link)
[01:43] Errors 0xC1900101 -0x20017 when upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Gov: Uninstall nero, and all ATI\AMD software, and ASUS VGA driver, PC-Wizard, spyware blaster, virtual clone drive, spybot, ASR appcharger, CCleaner, instantboot, Logitech camera driver

[08:28] Permission denied when editing specific Registry Key
[10:16] Upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 tips for problem systems

Gov: Zip and share $windows.~bt\sources\panther

[12:35] Error 0x80004005 when upgrading to Windows 10 (Install these, x86 or x64)
[13:13] Learning to program for the blind

Daniel Hubbell, who drives accessibility on Windows and he spoke with a blind developer who provided this: Unfortunately there isn’t a short answer. In my experience both JAWS and NVDA work partly and both have issues. And this is the challenge when you are trying to learn a new skill because you are learning both the skill and the accessibility of the environment. To be clear Narrator, Window-eyes and everything else have issues. 

The best resource I know is the program-l email list where many developers who are blind exchange information.

[15:01] Cannot create recovery drive for Windows 10 Pro 32 bit
[16:11] Is it possible to use my Surface Pro 2 as a live-view monitor for my DSLR camera (Canon 5D Mk2) (link)
[17:26] Windows 8.1 activation problem after factory restore
[17:49] Is Cortana only available on the phone? (link)

Pick of the Week:[19:22] Microsoft IoT Starter Kits (link)
Pick of the Week:[20:24] IronKey Workspace W200 Windows To Go (link)



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The Discussion

  • User profile image

    Hey guys, Leon from IronKey here. Thanks for the positive message on Windows To Go - as you can guess we really like it. Send me note if you'd like to try out the hardware encrypted version - happy for you all to check it out.

  • User profile image

    Gov Maharaj says at around [22:25] that it is possible to use Windows To Go with the Pro SKU of windows. Am I missing something, did this get added in windows 10 or do he simply mis-speak?

    I am unable to find the app in my copy of windows 10 pro, but I am able to pull it up at work in the enterprise version. Is there another way that Gov is creating these flash drives?

    I would love to have a portable carbon copy of my system, but I am unlikely to buy an personal enterprise license of windows just for this feature.

  • User profile image

    when you use Rufus you can also use Home or Pro to create a WinToGo drive:

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