Thursday, January 14, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:00 PM
"The vast array of hardware, drivers, and applications available for Windows necessarily means that issues will inevitably crop up. The good news: Windows 7 gives you a robust set of tools to track down problems you encounter. We’ll take a look at a number of those tools, and how they can help you in your problem solving."
Most IT techs worth their electrons already have a software toolkit that allows them to peek into the innards of a computer like an airport full body scanner. However, sometimes you forget your toolkit, or the problem you have is elusive. A lot of effort was put into Windows 7, including their troubleshooting tools. Tom's Hardware runs through a good portion of them, presenting some of which have been around longer than Windows 7, and some tricks which are new. If only it were good enough to tell you exactly what the problem was right away and offer a fix. Until then, there will always be a market for the magicians of tech. Just be forewarned, should you ever decide to learn the arcane arts, be prepared for the never ending flood of calls for help.