Make Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically when required

What started with Microsoft Fixit, has now grown into an automated solution. Its been long since we have troubleshooters as part of Windows 10. Starting with Windows 10 v1903, the Windows team is taking it to the next level. Its called Recommended troubleshooting which can automatically fix problems that occur in the computer and notify you about it. In this guide, we will share how you can make Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically when required.

Make Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically

Make Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically when required

Not only can the program perform troubleshooting, but it can also apply the fix. Many consumers do not want to take a headache of looking at the notifications and want it to work while some who are tech-oriented would want to know what happened.

To apply this Recommended troubleshooting setting in Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshooting
  2. Click on the link which says “Recommended troubleshooting settings.”
  3. It will take you to Diagnostics and Feedback. Here you can choose between three options
    • Ask me before fixing the problems.
    • Tell me when problems get fixed.
    • Fix problems for me without asking.
  4. Select the last one to automate troubleshooting.

It will make sure whatever Windows can fix, will be fixed when the error occurs.  If you wish to disable automated troubleshooting, select the first option.

The following Troubleshooters are available for recommended automatic troubleshooting:

  • Internet connections
  • Playing Audio
  • Printer
  • Windows Update
  • Blue Screen
  • Bluetooth
  • DirectAccess
  • Incoming Connections
  • Keyboard
  • Network Adapter
  • Power
  • Program Compatibility Troubleshooter
  • Recording Audio
  • Search and Indexing
  • Shared Folders
  • Speech
  • Video Playback
  • Windows Store Apps.

Troubleshooting History

If you want to see what Windows 10 has fixed, go back to Troubleshooting and click on View History. It will only list those fixes, which ran automatically and not by you. If you run a recommended troubleshooter, and the problem reoccurs, Windows will try to fix it for you again.

Apart from fixing problems, Microsoft will also show additional recommendations which will improve the user experience. If you dont see anything, give it some time, and you may get some.

I am very excited about this feature, but also at the same time, one will have to give time for this to mature. Microsoft does collect diagnostic data from your computer, and based on other computer and their experience, they can interpret the problem and the solution.

Will you let Windows 10 run Troubleshooters automatically? Or you like to keep things under your control?

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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