How to Run Troubleshooters to Find and Fix Common Problems 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.

This tutorial will show you how to run troubleshooters to find and fix many common problems in Windows 10.


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OPTION ONE

To Run a Troubleshooter in Control Panel


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Troubleshooting icon.

2 Click/tap on the View all link at the top left corner in Troubleshooting. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on a troubleshooter (ex: Windows Update) that best fits the problem you want to troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

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4 Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter wizard to hopefully find and fix any problems. (see screenshot below)

If needed, you can click/tap on the Advanced link for a Run as administrator option (if available) to run the troubleshooter as an administrator.

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OPTION TWO

To Run a Troubleshooter in Settings


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

2 Click/tap on Troubleshoot on the left side, and click/tap on a troubleshooter (ex: Windows Update) on the right side that best fits the problem you want to troubleshoot. (see screenshot below)

If you do not see the troubleshooter you want on the right side, then click/tap on the Additional troubleshooters link to see all available troubleshooters to select from.

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3 Click/tap on Run the troubleshooter when ready. (see screenshot below)

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4 Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter wizard to hopefully find and fix any problems. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn