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MS Fix It Center beta

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  1. 95Viper

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    MS Fix It Center beta

    The name says it all. FIX-IT.

    This is a beta. So, don't look for perfection, well it is MS, so... still don't look for perfection; however, this is free and works on:
    Windows XP SP3
    Windows XP Pro (64-bit) SP2
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) ( I know 'cause I ran it on both )
    Windows Server 2003 SP2
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    32 and 64 bit

    It just might help some of the needier computer users out there with some trouble they have and can't get someone NOW.

    Yes, Windows 7 has troubleshooters, but this puts it in one place.
    Another person stated, in another forum, that it just wants to see if we are pirating software. I politely explained to him; quoting myself, "Don't pirate software and you won't have to worry about... it might be spying on me...oooooo paranoia." Just my opinion.:)

    Check it out, try it or not, but it is here for you.:)
     
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    I hate it when they make things like this.

    Why? Because outside of my regular job I fix peoples' PCs in exchange for beer.
    If they can fix it themselves, there goes my free beer. :shadedshu

    Anyway ... if someone tries this please post your experience on how helpful/useful it turns out to be.
     
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    I've installed and tried - very limited in what it can do at the moment (seems like an extention of the inbuilt Win 7 trouble shooter you get if something goes fubar)

    Im convinced this will never replace people with the ability to debug/troubleshoot problems as it seems to concentrate on the very simple things that go wrong (incorrect IP/Gateway, corrupt/missing files etc)
     
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    I shutdown a couple of network items (screwed up the network bridge and turn off networking) and it did the same thing as the built in Windows 7 troubleshooter and corrected them.

    It is basically for simple stuff; probably so, people will not make tech calls for something they should had read the manual about. I doubt it will fix anything taking a real thought (think flow chart) process to figure out.

    Although, computers are driving cars, making things, and building themselves; does this sound eerily familiar... SkyNet.:)
     

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