How to automatically fix problems on Windows 10

Windows 10 now includes a feature to detect and apply recommended fixes for common issues – Here’s how to enable it.

On Windows 10, using the Troubleshooting page in the Settings app, you can quickly analyze and fix some problems without much effort when something isn’t working.

While the troubleshooters are easy to use, it’s a manual process, and no one knows it’s available. To make things simpler, starting with the Redstone 5 update (version 1809),the days of manual troubleshooting for Windows 10 are over.

The Troubleshooting page now includes a new feature that automates the process that allowsWindows 10 toautomatically apply fixes to common problems to keep your device healthy.

Inthis guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable or disable recommended troubleshooting on Windows 10.

How to enable recommended troubleshooting on Windows 10

If you want the operating system to detect and apply the recommended fixes for common problems, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings .
  2. Click Update & Security.
  3. Click Troubleshoot .
  4. Turn on the Recommended troubleshooting switch. (Or turn it off to prevent Windows from automatically fixing the problem.)

Once you’ve completed the steps, Windows 10 will automatically repair common problems. You can even click the View history link to see the times the system tried to resolve the issue on your behalf.

If you don’t see this option in the Settings app, it’s because you’re not running a supported version of Windows 10. Recommended troubleshooting is available starting withWindows 10 version 1809 or later.