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Old 19. Apr 2010, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This free program from Microsoft is aimed at users of XP and Vista. I suppose as ultimately they are responsible for some of the breaks it makes sense to help fix 'em

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8629331.stm

Please note this is a beta release:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/S...t-Center.shtml

Interesting that it connects to f-secure.com during the install process?
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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OK, so this was the result on my system. After install the program downloaded 5 x Fit It tools it decided I might need.
Attachment 522
  • IE I don't use and likely never will
  • A printer I dont have
  • For sound I have four speakers with enough combined output to take the roof off
  • I use VLC for all my video needs and have never had a single problem
  • The only reason my removable media might be tagged as problematic is because autorun is disabled.

Overall then nothing here for me so I just closed the program. I can see this being a very useful tool though for those who really do have an issue to solve.
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Old 28. Apr 2010, 10:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My experience of it was pretty much the same except that it led me to load Windows updates that then installed add-ons into Firefox without my permission or even knowledge. & they're v. difficult to uninstall...
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