Microsoft launches Common System Maintenance Tasks for Windows 7 and Vista

Microsoft has launched System Maintenance Tasks as a part of its Automated Troubleshooting Services for Windows 7, Vista & XP users only.

System Maintenance Tasks Troubleshooter

With one click, Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services will detect problems on your machine and automatically fix any common problems that are found.

Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services scans your computer and detects the root causes of common problems, then automatically fixes the problems that it finds, and offers additional resources if the problem isn’t fixed,” states Microsoft.

Common System Maintenance Tasks includes:

Problems with desktop shortcuts and icons

– Shortcuts on the desktop don’t work or are broken
– Desktop icons are broken or have not been used in 3 months
– Startup items don’t work or are broken

PC maintenance tasks

– Free up disk space by repairing disk volume errors such as bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files and directory errors
– Free up disk space by removing error reports and troubleshooting history older than 1 month
– Set the correct system time and synchronize system clock with the time server

You receive the following errors:

– Windows update error 0×80072F8F
– The item that this shortcut refers to has been deleted

Windows 7 already includes many of these troubleshooters, since it have native troubleshooting support. More on that HERE.

Visit Common System Maintenance Tasks page of Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services.

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