Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Performance & Maintenance
    27 Jan 2024
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10


    If something isn't working in Windows 10, running a troubleshooter might help. Troubleshooters can find and fix many common problems for you.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 17704, you can keep your device healthy by automatically applying recommended troubleshooting for known problems.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18305, recommended troubleshooting is now fully functional. You may see recommended troubleshooting from us while we test the feature. These tests, marked as “sample recommended troubleshooter”, are safe to run and will not make any changes to your device. The tests help to ensure that the feature is working as designed and give you an opportunity to give feedback, so we can help keep your device working at its best.

    • Run automatically, don't notify me
      Windows will automatically run recommended troubleshooters for problems detected on your device without bothering you.
    • Run automatically, then notify me
      Windows will tell you after recommended troubleshooters have solved a problem so you know what happened.
    • Ask me before running (default)
      We’ll let you know when recommended troubleshooting is available. You can review the problem and changes before running the troubleshooters.
    • Don't run any
      Windows will automatically run critical troubleshooters but won’t recommend troubleshooting for other problems. You will not get notifications for known problems, and you will need to manually troubleshoot these problems on your device.
      Note: Devices enrolled in the Windows Insider Program can’t select “Only fix critical problems for me".

    This tutorial will show you how to change recommended troubleshooting settings to turn on or off running troubleshooters automatically for known problems for all users in Windows 10.



    You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off recommended troubleshooting.



    Contents

    • Option One: Change Recommended Troubleshooting Settings in Settings
    • Option Two: Change Recommended Troubleshooting Settings using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Recommended troubleshooting notification
    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10-recommended_troubleshooting_notification.png






    OPTION ONE

    Change Recommended Troubleshooting Settings in Settingsr


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & Security icon.

    2 Click/tap on Troubleshoot on the left side, and select the Recommended troubleshooting setting you want in the drop menu on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3 You can now close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10-recommended_troubleshooting.png






    OPTION TWO

    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsMitigation

    UserPreference DWORD

    1 = Don't running troubleshooters
    2 = Ask me before running troubleshooters
    3 = Run troubleshooters automatically, then notify me
    4 = Run troubleshooters automatically, don't notify me


    1 Do step 2 (run and don't notify), step 3 (run and notify), step 4 (ask), or step 5 (don't run any) below for what you would like to do.

    2 Set Recommended Troubleshooting to "Run troubleshooters automatically, don't notify me"

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Run_troubleshooters_automatically_do_not_notify_me.reg

    Download


    3 Set Recommended Troubleshooting to "Run troubleshooters automatically, then notify me"

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Run_troubleshooters_automatically_then_notify_me.reg

    Download


    4 Set Recommended Troubleshooting to "Ask me before running troubleshooters"

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Ask_me_before_running_troubleshooters.reg

    Download


    5 Set Recommended Troubleshooting to "Don't run any troubleshooters"

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 6 below.

    Dont_run_any_troubleshooters.reg

    Download


    6 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    7 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    9 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink






  1. Posts : 69,954
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Update: New Windows 10 Insider Preview Fast Skip Build 18262 (19H1) Oct. 17 Insider - Windows 10 Forums

    Troubleshooting improvements

    Don’t feel like troubleshooting? We’ve got you covered. In previous releases, if you noticed your PC was having a problem, you would have to find the right troubleshooter and then manually walk through all the different steps to resolve it. We hear your feedback that the time that takes to do can be frustrating – why not just automatically fix issues that you know how to fix and can detect? We agree! If an issue occurs we want to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, so with Build 18262 you’ll find a new recommended troubleshooting setting under Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot in Build 18262. This feature uses diagnostic data you send to deliver a tailored set of fixes matching problems we detect on your device and will automatically apply them to your PC.

    We’re still hard at work on this feature so it’s greyed out right now in Settings, but stay tuned for updates in future builds!
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 (ver 1909)
       #2

    Does Build 18262 have a selection to "DISABLE" the troubleshoot mode?

    My build 17134.345 doesn't have that option as I dread windows 10 troubleshoot for its uselessness to detect and fix the simplest trouble.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 69,954
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hello @Rickerz,

    This setting is only available starting with build 17704.

    You should have it whenever the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is re-released to the public hopefully soon.
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 69,954
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Tutorial has been updated.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 21H2 LTSC 64-bit
       #5

    Just a heads up, there is a "Don't run any troubleshooters" option that isn't shown in this tutorial...
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsMitigation]
    "UserPreference"=dword:00000001
    Turn On or Off Automatic Recommended Troubleshooting in Windows 10-recommended-troubleshooting.png
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 69,954
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    XenonKilla said:
    Just a heads up, there is a "Don't run any troubleshooters" option that isn't shown in this tutorial...
    Thank you. Tutorial now updated to include this setting.
      My Computers


 

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