Windows 10 Toolbox (Jan 2017)


Technology Tips – Published January 2017 in the Guide and Digest

By Don Trauger – Kennett


Windows 10 has a variety of “Fixit” tools to correct a multitude of different  problems. Do you think Microsoft knew that Windows 10 might develop  troubles along the way? Anyway, use of these tools might help to solve individual problems like a malfunctioning printer or a Windows update problem. Actually, Microsoft offers 25 of these “Fixit” tools to select depending on the problem you are trying to resolve.


To view or run any of these tools, right click the Windows Start button (lower left corner of the screen) and left click “Control Panel”. In the upper right portion, click the down arrow and choose “Large icons” in the “View by:” field. Next, click “Troubleshooting” and then click “View all” in the upper left part of the window. You can also type “troubleshooting” (no quotes) in the “Ask me anything” box and then click “Troubleshooting Control panel” at the top. In the next window click “View all” at upper left.

Perusing the list will offer many diagnostic/repair utilities to correct system problems. Just pick the one that best fits your situation. When you open a tool click on “Advanced” and choose to “Run as an Administrator” and “Apply repairs automatically”. Click “Next” and follow any further screen prompts associated with the tool you are running. If you continue to experience the problem after a repair attempt you can always try System Restore which was covered in the November 2016 issue of the Guide & Digest.

Please come to the PC Club meetings. We’ll you how to run these utilities. Also, there will be time for your questions. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in the Community Center.