Windows Vista offers an option to run a system check quickly which results in the generation of a System Health Report listing important health-related information about the system.
It takes about 60 seconds to gather the information and to display them in a list afterwards on the screen. You find the option to generate a system health report in your control panel.
Click on System and Maintenance, then Performance Information and Tools. Select advanced tools from the menu and click on generate a system health report to start the program.
It will automatically perform various checks on key components such as the operating system itself, hard drives and other devices. It will displays warnings if one of the tests it runs fails and displays solutions on how to resolve the issue that it has found.
The system health report should not be treated as the one and only solution for finding and evaluating possible problems, but it can provide you with the means to find out if something is not in order and needs to be fixed.
So what is the System Health Report testing?
Update: The System Health Report is also part of newer versions of the Windows operating system. It is more complicated to access it though. If you are running Windows 7 do the following to open it:
If you are running Windows 8, you need to perform the following steps instead:
And finally, if you are running Windows 10, you need to do the following (note that this works in Windows 7 and 8 also).
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