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FixWin offers one-click fixes for loads of Vista and Windows 7 annoyances

Microsoft's FixIt solutions generally work well, but sometimes they just take way too long to run -- especially on Vista and Windows 7. Some of them also require a little more interaction than I'd prefer: I know where the registry key is to fix that stupid bug where DVD drives disappear from My Computer, I just want a point-and-click way to do it!

Fortunately, The Windows Club has a nice portable app which provides much of the same functionality as FixIt.

FixWin is a tiny download which packs loads of helpful registry fixes for Vista and Windows 7. Everything from a disabled Task Manager or RegEdit to replacing missing shortcuts and fixing that CD problem I mentioned above. FixWin can also tackle a handful of Windows Media Player glitches such as messed up file associations, sync problems, and messed-up libraries. In total, the 173KB program contains 50 fixes.

As with any one-click fix program, it's a good idea to create a system restore point prior to making any changes. FixWin's developer has thoughtfully included a button on the app's main tab to make things easy on us.

FixWin is available for download from The Windows Club -- scroll down about halfway and look for the glowy arrow pointing at a hard drive.

Need a program like this for Windows XP? Check out XP Quick Fix Plus!

Tags: annoyances, errors, fix, fixwin, issues, problems, vista, win7, windows 7, Windows7

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