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Defrag Tools #193 – Windows Upgrade Logs

3 weeks ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about the Windows Upgrade Log files. The "Panther" logs track the installation of a Windows Upgrade. The logs contain Information, Warnings and Errors. Not all errors are fatal, the trick is to look at only the (last) fatal error if an upgrade fails. The logs pre/post upgrade […]

Defrag Tools #192 – Windows Update and Windows Upgrade

4 weeks ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about Windows Update and Windows Setup. We describe the different technologies, what each does to download the software, prepare the installation, and finish the installation. In the next episode, we’ll dive deep into the logs, showing you how to troubleshoot an installation issue.  

Defrag Tools #191 – HRESULT Error Codes

3 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, we talk about HRESULT based Error Codes. The 32bits in the HRESULT have meanings, allowing the reader to gain additional insights into the error. Of note: The 32nd bit (the top bit) indicates if an error occurred or not. This is why errors are 0x8xxxxxxx.The 16-26 bits are the […]

Defrag Tools #190 – Performance Power Slider

4 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Jorge Novillo and Ojasvi Choudhary to discuss the Performance Power Slider in Windows 10. We discuss how it works, how hardware partners can customize it, and how users can adjust some of its settings. Related Links: Overview & how to customize the default Perf […]

Defrag Tools #189 – Inside Show

6 months ago
Announcing the Inside Show, the show that takes you inside Windows! Inside covers Windows Features, Windows Internals, Exception Codes, Bugcheck Codes and Debugger Commands. Each episode is just 5 minutes, with no specific order between episodes. Watch the Welcome video! For longer topics (15-30min), we’ll continue to cover them on Defrag Tools in 1 or […]

Defrag Tools #188 – Cyber Monday – What tech to buy?

8 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk about what tech you could buy on Cyber Monday. We talk about USB Sticks, USB Cables, MicroSD Readers, International Power Adapters, Charging Stations, UPS Backup, Network Testers, Memory Sticks, Disk Drives, Drive adapters, Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass, … and many more things. […]

Defrag Tools #187 – Ninjacat Unicorn

9 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder and Andrew Richards talk to Marc Goodner and Reid Borsuk about the maker community at Microsoft, and the cool Ninjacat statue they built. Make sure to watch to the end to see all of its, shall we say… special features!  

Defrag Tools #186 – Time Travel Debugging – Advanced

9 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards is joined by JCAB (Juan Carlos Arevalo Baeza) and Jordi Mola from the Windows Debugger team to demonstrate some more advanced usage of a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation)Debugging Tools for […]

Defrag Tools #185 – Time Travel Debugging – Introduction

10 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by James Pinkerton and Ivette Carreras to introduce a new feature of WinDbg Preview: Time Travel Debugging (TTD). Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Time Travel Debugging Overview (Online documentation)Debugging Tools for Windows Blog Timeline:[00:00] Introductions[00:54] Introducing Time Travel Debugging (TTD)[05:06] Tracing[07:33] Debugging Forwards[09:23] Debugging […]

Defrag Tools #184 – JavaScript in WinDbg Preview

10 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, we continue our series on the new WinDbg Preview. Andrew Richards is joined by Bill Messmer to talk about the updated scripting engine. Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center)Announcement blog post Related Episodes: Defrag Tools #138 – Debugging – ‘dx’ Command Part 1Defrag Tools #139 […]

Defrag Tools #183 – WinDbg Preview Part 2

11 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Nickolay Ratchev and Tim Misiak to show off some features of WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our previous episode, if you missed it: Defrag Tools #182 – WinDbg Preview Part 1 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft […]

Defrag Tools #182 – WinDbg Preview Part 1

11 months ago
In this episode of Defrag Tools, Chad Beeder is joined by Tim Misiak and Andy Luhrs to introduce WinDbg Preview, a new version of the WinDbg tool. Also see our followup episode: Defrag Tools #183 – WinDbg Preview Part 2 Related Links: WinDbg Preview (download from Microsoft Store)Documentation for WinDbg Preview (Dev Center)Announcement blog post Timeline: […]