Windows 7 Defrag: 3TB limit, Forced Shutdowns, Optimizing Win7 for Netbooks


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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] Handing the 3TB limit on drives in Windows.
[06:30] How bad is a forced shutdown for your system.
[11:20] How long to wait before turning off hanging shutdown.
[13:05] Can someone tell what files were on my USB drive after taking out?
[15:15] How can user find the biggest files on D: drive?
[16:29] Suspected malware problem.
[19:10] Does switching to Win7 from XP really cut CO2 emissions?
[22:00] Changed number of boot cores and now Windows won't start. [link]
[25:00] How can I optimize Windows for best perf on a netbook?
[26:30] How can I get my old PocketPC working in Windows 7?
[28:00] How to configure Aero settings per user.
[29:52] A sound plays occassionally, how can user find where it's coming from?
[31:17] Rotating screen on a machine for using as eReader.
[32:47] What's the proper way to restart Explorer.exe after ending process?
[34:17] Hardware hacking pick of the week:
Note: Gov will be on vacation for the next two weeks to lock down some things. Keep your questions coming and we'll see you back here in a couple weeks.


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