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Troubleshooting

How to Open and Use "Troubleshooting" in Windows 7
Published by Brink
12 Nov 2008
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How to Open and Use "Troubleshooting" in Windows 7


information   Information
This will show you how to open Troubleshooting in Windows 7 to help troubleshoot common problems with Programs, Devices, Network, Printing, Display, Sound, Performance, and Windows.
Note   Note
Each category will open up a separate troubleshooting wizard that will automatically diagnose and report any problems it finds, then will list any available options to help resolve the problem. Sometimes it can automatically fix the problem for you as well.




Here's How:
1. Open the Control Panel (icons view).

2. Click on the Troubleshooting icon.

3. If this is the first time you open Troubleshooting, then you may need to click on Yes to keep the content updated. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not see this screen, then you already have the settings set to include Windows Online Troubleshooting Service.
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A) Click on a category link to start the troubleshooting wizard for that category. (see screenshot above)
4. To "View All" "Troubleshoot Computer Problems" Categories
NOTE: This will list every troubleshooting guide with a detailed description of each one.
A) Click on the View all link at the upper right corner in the left blue pane. (see screenshot below)
Troubleshooting-view-all.jpg
B) Double click on a category name to start the troubleshooting wizard for that category. (see screenshot above)
5. When done, close the Control Panel window.
That's it,
Shawn



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13 Nov 2008   #1
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Brink....

When I first opened "Troubleshooting" I didn't have an option as in number 3 above; here's what I had. It just makes me wonder.

...Troubleshooting-troubleshooting_w7-1.jpg ..Troubleshooting-troubleshooting_w7-2.jpg

Thank you for the reply!


Later Ted




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13 Nov 2008   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi Ted,

See newly added NOTE under step 3.
This is normal for your settings.

Shawn
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13 Nov 2008   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Howdy!

That must be how it installed this time; because I didn't change them!...















Later Ted
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09 Dec 2011   #4
barbarossa2241

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Great tutorial. Again, this forum is a gift.
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09 Dec 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Barbarossa.
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