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Troubleshooting Windows 7 … under the hood

In an attempt to try to help diagnose and solve problems Windows 7 comes with troubleshooting wizards…Nothing fancy at first, right?  Click on the Start button and type troubleshooting and up comes the troubleshooting menu:

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So it can help me fix hardware and sound, fix the looks of things, improve power and a few other bits and bobs.  However, what is really cool is looking under the hood at these troubleshooting tools.

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PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE)

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Now in built to Windows 7 – PowerShell.  I’m no coder and don’t profess to be one either, but there are some cool things you can do with PowerShell and the Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) makes it just that little bit easier.

Broken down in to three panes, one for writing and debugging code, one for viewing output of code and one for quick one liners, you can’t go wrong with this scripting tool.  Further to the uniqueness of it, save your .ps files and import them and use them over and over and over again.

Definitely one of the take aways from Windows 7 I can see…

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