Windows Troubleshoot settings

Windows 10 19H1 update is slated to arrive in April 2019 and it will introduce tons of new features including a light theme, new snipping experience, clipboard improvements and an improved Troubleshooting experience.

Microsoft is also working on some much-needed improvements for the built-in Windows Troubleshooter. The Windows Troubleshooter is bundled in all versions of Windows 10 and it is supposed to help you deal with common problems such as broken Network or Audio adapters.

Microsoft says that Windows Troubleshooter can fix most of the issues automatically by applying various specific changes required for Windows to operate normally.

Troubleshooter to get a new setting

Windows 10 19H1 introduces a new Recommended Troubleshooting setting which can automatically fix certain critical problems on your Windows device. This setting can be accessed from Start > Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & Feedback. Currently, there are three options available – Fix problems for me without asking, Tell me when problems get fixed and Ask me before fixing problems.

“Microsoft automatically fixes certain critical problems on your device to keep it running smoothly. We may also recommend troubleshooting for other problems we think will improve your experience. How much do you want Microsoft to help when we find other issues on your that we might be able to fix?”, the description of Troubleshooting setting reads.

The new Troubleshooting experience is supposed to provide you with suggestions and apply the fixes if you allow them. For example, when the first option is selected, Windows will automatically fix the problems by applying general solutions like restoring the default settings of certain services and apps.

If the second or third option is selected, Microsoft will display various suggestions to address the problems and a manual action will be required. The system may ask you to turn off a setting in order to stop an app from crashing unexpectedly or restore default app settings.

Windows will display a notification which will recommend you to fix the issues by following any of the suggestions listed in the Troubleshooting page. When you tap on the notification, a setting page will open where you can choose whether or not to run the recommended troubleshooter.

Troubleshoot settings page

This behaviour can be disabled in Windows 10 19H1 and you can opt out of recommended troubleshooting with just one tap.

The Recommended Troubleshooting experience is useful and it suggests that Microsoft has worked hard on making troubleshooters more effective. The Troubleshooter has got better in recent releases and it’s now ready to provide users with recommended solutions to resolve issues.

Microsoft is working on several other changes for Windows 10 19H1 and more details in this regards could be shared early next year. Windows 10 19H1 (Spring 2019) update is projected to launch for compatible devices in April and the RTM candidate could be finalized in late March.

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