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Click, click, fixed!

Some time ago now, I told you about Microsoft introducing 1-click “fix it” buttons on some of their support pages, (see, Microsoft “One-click” Fixes) which greatly simplified D-I-Y repair.

Microsoft’s has now released a new program (beta) called Fix It Center, which combines downloaded tools and online “fix its”. This gives those of you running older versions of Windows (XP, Vista) some of the same diagnostic and repair tools found in Windows 7.

Fix it Center finds and fixes many common PC and device problems automatically. Fix it Center helps to consolidate the many steps of diagnosing and repairing a problem into an automated tool that does the work for you.

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When downloaded and installed, Fix It Center scans your computer, and automatically downloads the appropriate toolset for your setup. Thus, Microsoft Fix it Center personalizes solutions for your device, showing you only what matters to your hardware and software.

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These tools not only find and repair ‘glitches’, but help prevent new ones, and best of all, it’s automated. (It’s not automatic, you need to open it and run it occasionally [or set as a Scheduled Task] but it does run several diagnostic routines, and then offers the solutions.)

I have installed it on several machines without issue, and am quite impressed. This tool is a great way to “optimize” your machine, even if it currently has no ‘glitches’.
Automated stuff like this could put us techs out of business… (well, not really, but you should, IMHO, look at this tool.)

Visit Fix It Center Online and find out more.. and maybe download it too!

Today’s recommended reading: A FREE Way to Monitor Your Kids Online Activity
If you are a parent who has children who use the computer to access the internet it is very important that you educate yourself and your child about the dangers of the internet. It is important to have strict guidelines in place on their computer usage and a method to supervise and monitor their online activities.

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May 4, 2010 - Posted by | advice, computers, free software, how to, Microsoft, PC, performance, tech, troubleshooting, Vista, Windows, XP | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. Feels extremely like TU utilities.

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    Comment by Adrian | May 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      There are similarities, yes. The “performance utilities” category of software products is a crowded one. Some are free, some are for-pay. Some are good and some are not. This one is good, free, and comes from Microsoft.

      Others I use and recommend are:
      Registry Mechanic, Tune Up Utilities, Glary Utilities, Advanced Windows Care, Norton System Works, Avenquest System Suite, and Iolo System Mechanic.

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      Comment by techpaul | May 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] Click, click, fixed! – Microsoft’s has now released a new program (beta) called Fix It Center, which combines downloaded tools and online “fix its”. This gives those of you running older versions of Windows (XP, Vista) some of the same diagnostic and repair tools found in Windows 7. […]

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    Pingback by Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – May 5, 2010 « Bill Mullins' Weblog – Tech Thoughts | May 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. How about Ashampoo’s WinOptimizer 6? It is not bad, and one of the programs installed on my PC.

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    Comment by Adrian | May 5, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian,
      I have not used that particular Ashampoo product.

      I am going to repeat myself a bit.. nah. No, I won’t. I’ll just refer readers to my, Top Tech Tip #2.

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      Comment by techpaul | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  4. That is very interesting. I have not tried this yet.

    thanks

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    Comment by saTechHeads | May 16, 2010 | Reply


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