Microsoft Official Portable Troubleshooting Tool–Fix It Portable

by Rohit Khurana on April 7, 2012

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Windows is one of the most commonly used operating system on desktop and laptop computers and supports numerous softwares and hardware devices to attach and work with it. Since there are so many devices and softwares which might not be under Microsoft’s control, some of the troubleshooting situations do arise from time to time for home or professional users of Windows. To help Windows users to solve such problems, Microsoft has developed a support system called the Microsoft Fix It which provides solutions to many common Windows problems in a simple way. However this Fix It center may not be complete and perfect, but it does take care of most major problems and if the problem is not resolved it can be reported so that they can find and add solution to it. We have reviewed such tools from Microsoft in the past as well for problems like Monitor Display Quality issues and Problems in Windows Update. Now Microsoft has taken this system one step further to – Microsoft Fix It Portable.

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What Fix It portable means is that you need not download and install it on a PC which is having some troubles, rather you can simply download it and setup it on to a pen drive and connect that pen drive or CD or DVD to any troubled computer and run the tool to diagnose and fix any Windows related or Windows settings related problem automatically using the Fix It too. The good thing and a common logic about the Fix It portable is that computer with trouble may be having some network or Internet connectivity problems, because of which it won’t be able to access the Microsoft Fix It tool from Microsoft website. So if the tool is downloaded to a pen drive, removable hard drive or CD or DVD from another computer, the Fix It Portable tool can be used very easily on any number of Windows computer very easily without downloading it again and again. Even if you don’t have any trouble with your computer as of now, I would suggest that you make a Fix It portable pen drive on any of your existing pen drive or a CD Drive to be used in future in case you need to troubleshoot when your computer is not connecting to Internet.

To start using the the Fix It portable tool, download the official web installer here. After you run this small web-installer, it will ask a location to put the Fix It Portable tool. Provide the path of the pen drive or folder where you want to keep it and press Save button.

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After you press save button it will download and place the latest Fix It portable Tool image in the folder. This may take some time as it downloads the tool for the first time and it takes a few seconds to few minutes depending on your Internet speed.

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After the download is complete, you will see a success message like one below.

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You can open the location and check for the file called Launch Fix It inside the folder called Fix It Portable. If you like you can copy this folder to a CD, Pen drive or make a copy to use on other Windows computer.

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When you launch this tool on same or other computer it will show you a UAC warning like one below. Click Yes to continue on the User Account Control warning.

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Microsoft Fixit Portable shows a main screen at launch from where you can select a type of problem and proceed to fix it. Below is a series of actions performed using this tool to show a demo of fixing printer related problems in Windows using Microsoft Fix It Portable Tool.

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I hope you find this tool useful for troubleshooting windows problems. We also have an extensive range of solutions to many computer problems. You can search your computer related problem’s solutions on our Search Page here.

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