Defrag: Reset Zoom in IE, Display Properties via CL, AppData Compression

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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.

[01:10] - Notification popup screen error. 
[03:50] - Best way to switch audio output device.
[06:30] - Control-0 reseting IE zoom to 125% not 100%.
[08:22] - Error writing to LPT1 in Windows 7.
[10:44] - Blocking Windows Updates to avoid policy.
[12:58] - Locking a drive with a password.
[15:47] - Can you change display properties via command line. 
[16:48] - Can you change wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition.
[17:53] - Can you make the Control button work like caps lock.
[20:05] - Is it wise to use compression on AppData folder?
[21:05] - Picks of the Week: Scott Hanselman's Guide to Freeing up Disk Space under Windows 7 [link], The Future of the cube farm: TetraShed [link], Poetic Aura [link], 3D games for Xbox [link]



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