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Windows 7 "Troubleshooters"
7/14/2011 5:45:50 PM

Welcome Friends & Visitors,

We all need help with our computers and would like to solve our own problems before calling a tech. Whether it is to make or change settings, install or removing software or finding and then solving problems, Microsoft offers a variety of troubleshooting and diagnostic tools to accomplish these tasks in every operating system.

Windows 7 offers troubleshooting tools easily understood and available to anyone wanting to use them. These tools can find malfunctions, incorrect or improper settings and offer a variety of automated and manual tools to fix problems in Windows 7. These troubleshooting tools can easily be accessed using your Control Panel.

Windows 7 "Troubleshooters"

Go to "Start" then "Control Panel" and "Left Click" to open it.

Then "Left click" on "Troubleshooting" in the Control Panel.

A window opens with various options and tasks to perform. By "Left Clicking" on "Change Settings" (This opens a general troubleshooting "Action Window" and additional help options, such as "Windows Online Troubleshooting Service" where you can download additional troubleshooting software.)

"Left Click" on "System and Security" then click "Check for Performance Issues" that opens the "Performance Window". You can then choose whether to "Apply Repairs Automatically"’ by keeping the box checked OR to see what Windows finds first "Unchecked" it, then "Left Click" on "Next". (The "Next" button runs all the selected troubleshooters when it is clicked on, whether they are system or individually selected ones in the "View All" list.)

You can turn "On" or "Off" your options by "Checking" or "Unchecking" the Other settings and the Computer Maintenance feature. Go back to the troubleshoot computer problems menu, and select ‘View All’ in the upper left of the screen. (This opens up a whole new host of options you can customize.) All troubleshooting items are checked for repair by default, so if you don’t want Windows to do this, make sure you unchecked the appropriate boxes before a task is run at each step along the way.

Each of these individual troubleshooters can be run to make repairs for problems it finds automatically or manually after running the troubleshooter. My preference is to choose to see what problems it finds first before taking any action! I select the first one "Aero" and find what problems Windows says.

I highly recommend that anyone using "Windows 7 Troubleshooters" "Turn Off" any "Automatic Repair" options before using the troubleshooter, otherwise your settings could change and produce unwanted results. This will first give you in-depth analysis of your problems and you can select only the repair tasks you want to perform. "Left Click" on "View Detailed Information" to find out more before deciding what you want to do or do nothing at all.

Try it to see what you get, this could pinpoint specific problems and improve your system performance on repair. Also, it can show you what many of your current settings are and suggest how to optimize them before making unwanted changes to your system.

Watch for the next tip!

Have a great weekend


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