Microsoft Fix it solutions provide one-click help for problems that are encountered in Microsoft products. The small portable programs are not available for every support issue a Microsoft user might have, but their number is increasing as Microsoft seems to have grown fond of these one-click solutions.
The Microsoft Fix it Center Online is a new beta service by Microsoft that offers information on a centralized web page. What is even more interesting than that is a software that Microsoft created as a catch-it-all kind of application for Fix It solutions.
The software program is not what users familiar with Fix it solutions would expect. It does not list all the Fix it solutions in its interface.
It rather is a independent solution that offers help for many different support issues (and how to questions) that users experience and have when working with the Windows operating system.
The Microsoft Fix it Center installation will automatically identify possible troubleshooting issues during installation.
It is furthermore possible to link the software to a Microsoft Fix it Center Online account which can be entered or created during setup.
The main Microsoft Fix it Center interface is displayed afterwards. Several common support issues are displayed in the interface; from changing the display quality to creating a Homegroup, troubleshooting the network adapter, or printer problems.
A click on the Detail button next to each Fix it solution displays a short description and the time it takes to complete the troubleshooting process.
The run button will launch the tools that support the user in troubleshooting the selected issues. Those are usually opened in new windows to aid and guide the user.
Experienced computer users will not find a lot of issues listed that they cannot fix on their own. The program in its current stage seems to have been developed for casual users who are having difficulties with their Windows operating system.
Microsoft Fix it Center Online is currently released as a beta. The software program is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 as well as Windows server 2003 and 2008. It can be downloaded from the Fix It Center website.
Update: The Fix It Center is no longer available. You may want to check out the master list of Fix It solutions instead which list all available Fix It solutions that Microsoft released.
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