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How to Launch the Windows troubleshooter

Jul 12, 2016

Windows 10 has a very useful, little-known tool that can sniff out performance problems and solve them.

To launch it, type troubleshooting into the search box, and click the “Troubleshooting Control Panel” icon that appears.

Then click “Run maintenance tasks” in the System and Security section of the screen that appears.

A screen titled “Troubleshoot and help prevent computer problems” will appear. Click Next.

The troubleshooter will find files and shortcuts you don’t use, identify any performance and other issues on your PC, report them to you and then fix them.

Note that you may get a message that says, “Try troubleshooting as an administrator.” If you have administrative rights to the PC, click it and the troubleshooter will launch and do its work.