How to Access Windows 10's Built In Troubleshooters


My experience with Windows 10 since it was released last July has been pretty smooth and trouble free.

Of course, I am talking about the Current Branch (CB) version of Windows 10 which is Version 1511 (Build series) also known as the November Update which arrived last November.

The process of testing Windows 10 Fast Ring Insider builds is supposed to be challenging and it lives up to its name to say the least although as we get closer to the release of the Anniversary Update next month things are smoothing out nicely on the desktop side.

I am currently running CB on three home built desktop machines with varying AMD chipsets, CPUs, memory and solid state drives out of our home office and, knock on wood, have not had any major issues.

However, I am also a realist and understand my experience is not everyone's. The reality is that at some point your tech might go sour on you and then assistance might be needed to sort things out.

Last week I showed you all about the Windows Update troubleshooter that helps you sort out issues with that part of your system.

Did you know there are quite a few of these troubleshooters built into Windows 10 in several different areas?

They are all located in the Troubleshooting section of the Control Panel and are broken down into four main areas:

- Programs

- Hardware and Sound

- Network and Internet

- System and Security

In each of those categories you will find anywhere between five and nine troubleshooters listed to help you diagnose and fix issues in those parts of Windows 10.

This gallery will show you how to access the troubleshooters and the system issues covered in each category. The final image in this gallery is for the Windows 10 Start Menu Troubleshooter which is not currently available directly in Windows 10.



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