Microsoft Fixit - Share Your Experiences

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Please share your experiences with Microsoft Fixit.

    I have almost no experience using Microsoft Fixit to fix Windows problem(s). However, I would like to know if I should recommend it to the average Windows user.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. PaulBB

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    Just tried today on my girlfriend's computer and everything worked as it should, the issue has been fixed - AERO is back again. :)
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    I am the kind that would rather do it myself just to be exactly sure of what was changed but I find the Fixit usually works as expected and would have no problem recommending it for the average user.
     
  4. Spiral123

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    I have used it a few times, and seemed to fix the issue addressed.
     
  5. 1chaoticadult

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    In the few times I needed to use it, FixIt worked without issues.
     
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    Always worked when I needed it.
     
  7. acr1965

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    I had an issue where my cd drive was not able to be recognized after I uninstalled iTunes. Fixit worked perfectly.
     
  8. Kerodo

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    Used it once and it worked as advertised.....
     
  9. Hugger

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    Used it.
    Worked. Love it.
     
  10. andyman35

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    As with others here I find that it works as advertised,no issues for me.I mostly like to do things myself manually but on occasions this fits the bill and I'd recommend it.
     
  11. J_L

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    No issues with them. Like their usefulness.
     
  12. Page42

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    Two or three times I used it all went well.
    I have confidence in it.
    :)
     
  13. MrBrian

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    I downloaded portable Fix it (hxxp://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9775982) for offline use but it fails to download the necessary files when run. Anybody else tried this?
     
  14. Page42

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    What is that Fixit for?
    Link to the MS kb article about it?
     
  15. MrBrian

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    This is the same file that you get for any Fix it when you click "Advanced-Download to run on a different or disconnected computer." When you run it, it's supposed to download multiple Fix its for offline use. It doesn't work for me though.
     
  16. Page42

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    Worked for me, MrBrian.
    I downloaded about a 26mb file (the dialog claims it's 40mb).

    Fixit portable.jpg
     
  17. m00nbl00d

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    Do you use a standard user account and elevate from there? If I remember well this Fix It download tool needs administrative privileges, correct? If so, elevating from a non-administrator account results in nothing.

    It was quite frustrating when I tried to use it sometime ago. :D
     
  18. MrBrian

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    @Page42
    Thank you for trying this.

    @m00nbl00d
    Thank you also. I think I tried running it as admin once. I also tried it in two virtual machines.

    I guess I'll do a reboot, shut down all security software, and try again.
     
  19. Page42

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    What browser, MrBrian?
    I had no prob with Chrome
    in XP, recovered the file from Sandboxie folder
    then opened it on my desktop.
    I don't like the idea of you shutting down all security software
    but I know you know exactly what you're doing.
    :cool:
     
  20. MrBrian

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    Success on the physical machine! (running as admin in admin account with security software temporarily disabled). Out of curiosity, I then tried again in one of my virtual machines (with its security software temporarily disabled also), and it failed again two of two times.
     
  21. m00nbl00d

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    You must have some security there... MrBrian The Rock... :D
     
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    Avast free and Prevx free are the ones I disabled. I also use some others such as EMET and AppLocker. :D
     
  24. Page42

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    Wow! 231 Windows problem solutions!
    So far, just perusing the list, I found a few I'd like to run.
    Gotta bookmark that page! :thumb:
     
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