We have posted about many official "Fix It" tools released by Microsoft which help you in automatically diagnose and fix various Windows problems. These Fix it tools are very easy to use, you just need to download the required Fix It tool and run it. It automatically finds the issue and fixes it for you within a few seconds.
Microsoft provides several Fix It tools to fix many Windows problems such as fixing Aero theme issues, USB device issues, Windows Update issues, Internet Explorer issues, hardware issues, etc.
Many times you need to fix a computer system which doesn't have Internet connection and you can't download these Fix It tools in that system to fix the problem. In such situation a new portable version of Fix It might come very handy.
Microsoft has released a portable version of Fix It which can be carried on USB drive and then you can fix any computer system without any need of Internet connection or download several Fix It tools one by one.
To use this new portable version, first you need to download the main setup file from following link:
After downloading, run the EXE file and it'll download the full Fix It tools archive on your system. You can save the folder in any desired location or on your USB device.
It takes a few seconds in downloading the files and its a one-time process only. Once the download completes, you can run "Launch Fix it.exe" file to start Fix It portable version.
The main interface shows links to all available Fix It tools as shown in following screenshot:
Click on "Run Now" button given near the issue which is related to your problem and it'll automatically start the troubleshooter. Follow the instructions given by the troubleshooter and you'll be able to fix your problem.
Following are main areas which are covered by these automatic troubleshooters:
- Aero Theme
- Audio Playback
- Audio Recording
- Display Quality
- Exchange Connected
- IE Add-on
- IE Performance
- MSN Client
- Program Install and Uninstall
- Windows Search
- Windows Firewall
- Windows Files/Folders
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Security
- Windows USB
- Windows Phone 7 or Zune
- Windows Update
All these Fix It portable troubleshooter tools are stored in "Fix it portable\Resources\Troubleshooters" folder. You can also directly run any of them from there if required.
Its really very handy portable utility which might come very useful in many situations. A must have tool to carry in your USB drive.
Thanks to our reader "Kylie" for sharing it...