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How to Use the Windows 10 Troubleshoot Feature

Over 400 million PCs, tablets, and other devices are running on Windows 10 that undoubtedly makes it one of the premier and most popular Operating Systems in the world. It has proven to be a fine upgrade over Windows 8.1. However, no software is free from glitches and bugs. Windows 10 is no different. There are a few issues you may encounter over time using the Operating System.

To address possible issues, Microsoft has introduced a Windows Troubleshoot feature in Windows 10 that can be used to diagnose and fix some common problems that you come across more quickly and conveniently. This troubleshooter can be accessed and used in a few simple steps:

• Click on the Windows icon which is in the left hand corner of the screen. It will open the regular ‘Start’ menu. Click the ‘Settings‘ icon to access the Settings Menu.

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• Or, type ‘Settings’ in this search bar. You’ll have an option to click on the Settings App.

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• Now go to ‘Update & Security’ and then ‘Troubleshoot’.

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• The next screen will display a menu. You need to select the ‘Troubleshoot’ option. There are different troubleshooters available such as Bluetooth, Hardware and Devices, Blue Screen, Internet Connections, Keyboard, Network, and many more.

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• Choose any of these according to the problem that you are facing. Some of them will automatically diagnose and fix the issues, and some will suggest various options to resolve your issue.

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• The ‘Settings‘ interface does not include all the troubleshooters listed here. Some of them like the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, Run Maintenance Tasks,  etc. can only be accessed from the ‘Control Panel’. (Click Start –> Settings –> Type ‘Control Panel’)

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So, the next time you’re experiencing issues with Windows 10, try accessing and using the built-in Troubleshooter, and perhaps you can automatically fix your issue without the usual headaches.

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