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Microsoft debuts 'fix it' program


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#1 Budapest

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 04:43 PM

Microsoft has launched "Fix It" software that keeps an eye on a PC and automatically repairs common faults.

The software basically adds the automatic diagnostics system in Windows 7 to older versions of Microsoft's operating system.

The software, currently available as a trial or beta version, is intended for users of Windows XP and Vista.

The package also tries to anticipate how security updates will affect a PC before they are installed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8629331.stm

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:17 AM

How does it relate to the "Microsoft Fixit Center?"

As you can see by this link (which is merely the first thing I clicked on from the previous link) you have to install and run the "diagnostic."

Will now running that diagnostic automatically give MS another back door into your system?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:07 AM

Hmmm? Very good information to know.

Thank you for sharing this with us Budapest! :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:45 AM

Hi -
This seems to work very well on my XP - I clicked on each item and it repaired ?? 2 of them -
Looks Good - :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

Hi -
This seems to work very well on my XP - I clicked on each item and it repaired ?? 2 of them -
Looks Good - :thumbsup:


How many errors did it find?

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:57 PM

I assume, this would be correct link to the tool?
http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.com/Portal/
Let's see...
I'm going to be a guinea pig.

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

Hahaha....typical

I clicked on "Try it" button. It downloaded a small file "FixitCenter_Run.exe"
Double clicked on it and this is what I got:

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Does it mean, the tool is going to fix itself LATER??

Ehhhh....

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:54 PM

Hi Broni,

I download it last night and used on my xp computer and bingo! it took care of a lot of issues I had on it. And since I am helping a guy that have some software problems after the cleaning of a infection I desired to make a canned so I can direct him to use it here is my canned speech:

Please visit the links HERE and HERE first to read about this new Microsoft tool!

Then you can download and use: Posted Image Microsoft Fix it Center Online
Microsoft Fix it Center Client contains troubleshooters that help detect issues on target PCs and solve them on demand or proactively before you even know they exist!
It finds and fixes many common PC and device problems automatically. It also helps prevent new problems by proactively checking for known issues and installing updates. 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.

Microsoft Fix it Center makes getting support easier than ever, with tools that help solve the issues you have now and prevent new ones.
  • Easy to Install and Run: Easy-to-use wizards will guide you through the set-up process and help you anytime you need support.
  • Automated: With automated troubleshooters, Fix it Center helps solve issues with your PC, even if you're not sure what the exact problem is. Fix It Center scans your device to diagnose and repair problems, then gives you the option to "Find and fix" or to "Find and report.
  • Preventive Care: By helping you find and fix issues before they become real problems, Fix it Center helps keep your PC running smoothly and automatically downloading the latest solutions.
Let me know after you had run all the troubleshooters on your pc if it corrected your problem.

Kind regards
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:56 PM

It's still in Beta at the moment so be careful.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:58 PM

Unfortunately, after re-downloading the file, when I try it, it gives me very same error.
Tried to "Run As Administrator". Same thing.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

What OS do you have Broni?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:06 AM

I can see, I'm not alone.
Plenty of hits with very same error: http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&...q=&gs_rfai=
For now, I'll blame it on "beta", but I won't hold my breath.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:08 AM

Oh, I'm on Vista, but if you check my Google link, all variety of Windows are involved.

Edited by Broni, 22 April 2010 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

I've noticed, MS did setup a forum for "Fix It": http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/fixi...lter=unanswered

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:15 AM

The article I read suggested it was only for XP and Vista. But I've read elsewhere that it is also for Win7.
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