Microsoft’s ‘Fix It’ software for Windows offers to ‘fix’ PCs from the cloud

Apple Online Store“Microsoft has launched ‘Fix It’ software that keeps an eye on a PC and automatically repairs common faults,” BBC News reports.

“The software basically adds the automatic diagnostics system in Windows 7 to older versions of Microsoft’s operating system,” The Beeb reports. “The software, currently available as a trial or beta version, is intended for users of Windows XP and Vista.”

“Once installed, the software gets updates about known issues with Windows or any connected devices, and regularly checks to see if a host machine has fallen victim,” The Beeb reports. “Once fixes become available it will tell users they are ready or attempt to apply them.”

The Beeb reports, “The software has onboard fixes for about 300 of the most widely encountered problems that stop Windows working as it should.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft “keeping an eye” on your computer and “fixing” it from the cloud? What could go wrong? After all, they designed the OS that requires constant “watching” and “fixing” in the first place, didn’t they? Life’s too short. Get a Mac.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jon A.” for the heads up.]

27 Comments

  1. Will it automatically call the Apple Store and order a Mac and then call Goodwill and schedule a pickup for your PC? That is the only remote fix with a remote chance of working.

  2. “The software has onboard fixes for about 300 of the most widely encountered problems that stop Windows working as it should.”

    Windows “working as it should” is an oxymoron. Windows “working at its best” is merely mediocre.

    Three-hundred of the most widely encountered problems…? The first problem is Windows, itself. Several of the remaining 299 problems must be viruses, malware, worms, etc. That grouping consolidates ~120,000 problems down to only a few.

    Macs aren’t perfect. But I have a lot less to worry about than with a Windows PC, and that it worth a lot to me. Call it the “Apple discount.”

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