How to run a troubleshooter in Windows 11

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Windows 11 has redesigned the Settings app. Not only does it have a different design, but the way the settings are grouped has also been changed. If you upgrade to Windows 11, not only will you have to get used to the new Settings design, but you will also have to relearn where some important settings are.

Troubleshooting in Windows 11

Windows 10 has dedicated troubleshooting apps for various components and Windows 11 has them too. The only problem is that, as the Settings app has been redesigned and remodeled, the troubleshooters have been moved. It is up to users to decide if their new location is better than putting it in Update & Security, but the important thing is that they are still there.

Run the troubleshooter in Windows 11

To run one of the many troubleshooters in Windows 11, follow these steps.

  • Tap the Win + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app. 
  • Go to System.
  • Scroll to the bottom and select Troubleshoot.
  • Click More Troubleshooting Tools.
  • Select the troubleshooter you want to run and it will run immediately.
  • You can then apply or ignore the recommended fixes.

The new layout has reduced the number of clicks required to run the troubleshooter. On Windows 10, you need to select the troubleshooter and then click a Run button. It's a bit redundant and has been fixed. You'll still see all of the same troubleshooters you did in Windows 10. So far, it doesn't seem like any new troubleshooters have been added.

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