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just found this downloaded it and having a play.....looks quite interesting and useful.

Fix it Center is a new Microsoft service currently in public beta that provides a set of online and offline tools for diagnosing and fixing common PC and device problems. It may be a beta but its already a useful and highly usable product that offers a support lifeline to many average Windows users with PC problems.

Fix it Center consolidates into a single product a whole range of trouble shooters, wizards and other support resources currently scattered throughout the Microsoft site and Windows itself. It works with any Windows version from XP through to Window 7

The program will not only solve known problems but will also scan your PC for potential problems and suggest fixes.

The nice thing about this product is that it requires little technical input from the user. All the user needs to do is indicate the broad kind of category describing the problem and then the program will launch a diagnostic program for that category. So if the user is having an internet connection problems he/she just needs to select that category and from that point on diagnosis and correction is largely automatic.

Anyone who has used Microsoft troubleshooters will be familiar with this approach though Fix it Centre is more advanced in its implementation than most MS Wizards and troubleshooters: its easier and less intrusive to use and has broader diagnostic capacity. But it is still far from perfect and users need to be realistic in their expectations what this program can achieve.

How it works

To setup Fix it Centre you need to go though a three stage setup procedure:

1. Go to http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/ and click the Try It button. This will download a small 437KB program.

2. Run the downloaded program and accept the licensing agreement. This will then initiate a download and installations of the full Fix it Centre product. No download file size is given but it appears to be around 10MB.

3. Fix it center will install a number of troubleshooters based on your PC configuration but to tap into the full power of the product you need to setup an online account. There you will not only have access to a full range of troubleshooters but access to other support resources as well such as the Microsoft knowledge database. Additionally you can store the support history of your PCs on line.

Using Fix it Centre is a snap. Just click the Fix-it Centre icon installed on your desktop, select the broad area where you are having problems and the appropriate troubleshooter will be launched which will step you through the problem detection and correction procedure.
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banned#2
These types of MS 'help' have historically been sheer BOZZOCKS and they invariably NEVER solve the problems asked of them.....
#3
Another crap from M$
#4
Microsoft causes half the problems with PC's with their updates - it's about time they made an effort to fix them. :w00t:
#5
agree MS seem to create problems with their 'updates' - still cant get my wifes laptop to install Vista SP1 - fails every single time and no way around it - so know this wont help with that
#6
yes the microsoft security essentials is also completely useless isnt it.


on a positive note this manged to fix a few problems on my laptop.......this is like quite a few programmes you have to pay for.....yet its FREE.

to the person who cannot install sp1 for vista i suggest you get someone who knows what they are doing to sort it out. updates are quite simple unless youve been doing stuff to your pc/laptop that you shouldnt have
#7
Needs fixing itself...

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6094/fixitoops.jpg
#8
What a load of S***, should make the switch hehe
#9
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gsloman/Untitled-1.jpg
#10
lol seems we have a few microsoft haters........but they still use windows:lol:

its a freebie and useful for noobs.......i see a wireless connection problem on this forum daily and this managed to spot my ppp and miniports were all closed ofr some reason, corrected them all with the click of a button
#11
gsloman
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gsloman/Untitled-1.jpg


Made me laugh.

I am making the switch later this year :-D
#12
Well it cant be that bad if voted HOT ive downloaded, good find OP thanx
#13
nick1austin
Needs fixing itself...

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6094/fixitoops.jpg


It's a beta.....
#14
down loading now hope it fixes my explorer
thanks either way
voted red its a way of life
#15
nick1austin
Needs fixing itself...

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6094/fixitoops.jpg


It's a BETA, and I see you're using the ten year old OS that is XP. Time* to go Windows 7 or Snow Leopard.






[SIZE="1"]*Disclaimer: Comment may be tongue in cheek. I couldn't care less if you use Windows, OSX, Linux or Amiga OS[/SIZE]
#16
Tried it and unfortunately it was useless. However, there are some FixIt solutions available on MS website which are damn good. I think I once googled for a Printer spooler issue and came to MS site and FixIt was available. I ran FixIt and it automatically fixed it for me ( you could see mouse move .. and what is being changed )
#17
I had to update MSn for my partner on her laptop now msn does not work at all tried everything. Even the updates don't work. Not sure that this will help either
#18
zahidworld
Tried it and unfortunately it was useless. However, there are some FixIt solutions available on MS website which are damn good. I think I once googled for a Printer spooler issue and came to MS site and FixIt was available. I ran FixIt and it automatically fixed it for me ( you could see mouse move .. and what is being changed )


you appear to have changed your mind by the time you finished what you were saying:)

kim190456
I had to update MSn for my partner on her laptop now msn does not work at all tried everything. Even the updates don't work. Not sure that this will help either


well give it a try before commenting, its free:)
#19
kim190456
I had to update MSn for my partner on her laptop now msn does not work at all tried everything. Even the updates don't work. Not sure that this will help either


Post on msghelp.net, we'll help you out. :thumbsup:
#20
still "fixing" it for people

http://www.on.net.mk/galerii//Arthur_Steel/images/Jimmy-Saville.jpg

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