First Stop When Troubleshooting Windows 7 - Control Panel
By Stephen Bucaro
Having problems running a program? Can't connect to the Internet? Can't print? Other problem?
Don't waste time and money searching for technical help, and don't panic. Windows 7 has a
new Troubleshooting section in Control Panel.
The Troubleshooting section of Control Panel includes more than a dozen troubleshooters. These
troubleshooters aren't guaranteed to solve every problem, but choosing the right Control Panel
Troubleshooter can often save you time and anxiety.
To access the troubleshooters, in Control Panel, select the System and Security
group. In the System and Security group, select Action Center. In the Action Center
windows, click on the Troubleshooting link.
If your Troubleshoot common computer problems page has a warning box like the one
shown above, click on the [Yes] button to get access to the latest online troubleshooters.
your Troubleshoot common computer problems page should look like the one shown above,
with the Get the most up-to-date troubleshooter from the Windows Online Troubleshooting service
In the Troubleshoot common computer problems page left column, click on View all
to see a list of all available troubleshooters with a description of each.