Back in the days when Windows 95 was king, I remember lots of different issues with games on the operating system. It was a nightmare getting some games to run, let alone to play them over LAN with friends, as you had to make manually adjustments ever so often to get everything sorted out. Gaming today on Windows has improved, and while I still run into the occasional problems, it is more often than not game related, and not a issue with the Windows operating system itself.
Still, you may still be experiencing issues when trying to play games in Windows, from games that simply won't start up at all to performance issues with outdated video card drivers and DirectX. It is often best to check on the Internet if other users who want to play the game are experiencing the same issue, or if the developer has released a patch that fixes the issue.
Sometimes though you come up empty. That's where a new Microsoft Fix-It may help you. The diagnose and fix issues with Windows games automatically Fix-It repairs gaming related issues that you may experience on Windows. Like with any other Fix-It, all you need to do is run it on your system to get started. Before you do, you may want to know which issues it fixes. According to the official Microsoft Support page, the Fix-It repairs the following issues:
When you start the Fix-It, you will notice that you can let the program do the diagnosing and fixing automatically, or that you can use it manually instead. If you select the manual option, it asks you to pick one or multiple of the following issues.
You can select one or multiple issues, and click on the next button afterwards. You can download a web installer or a portable version of the Fix-It to your local computer. The latter does not require an active Internet connection when you run the program on the PC.
Windows users who experiencing gaming related issues find the Fix-It at the official Microsoft Support website.
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