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How to run a troubleshooter in Windows 11

Windows 11 has redesigned the Settings app. It not only has a different design but the way the settings are grouped has been changed too. If you upgrade to Windows 11, not only will you need to get used to the new design of the Settings but you will also have to relearn where some important settings are. Fun.

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Troubleshooter in Windows 11

Windows 10 has dedicated troubleshooting apps for various components and Windows 11 has them too. The only problem is that, because the Settings app has been redesigned and restructured, the troubleshooters have moved. It’s up to users to decide if their new location is better than putting it under Update and Security but the important thing is that they’re still there.

Run troubleshooter in Windows 11

To run one of the many troubleshooters in Windows 11, follow these steps.

  1. Tap the Win+I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app. 
  2. Go to System.
  3. Scroll all the way down and select Troubleshoot.
  4. Click Other Troubleshooters.

  1. Select the troubleshooter that you want to run and it will run immediately.
  2. You can then apply or skip the fixes that it recommends.

The new layout has reduced the number of clicks it takes to run the troubleshooter. On Windows 10, you have to select the troubleshooter and then click a Run button. It’s a bit redundant and that’s been fixed. You will still see all the same troubleshooters that you did in Windows 10. So far, it does not seem that any new troubleshooters have been added.

You can search for and run troubleshooters from Windows search. It’s quicker. If you’re more comfortable with Windows Search, or you routinely use it to open apps, it might suit you to open troubleshooters from it. 


Windows 11 is mostly a cosmetic change and some its changes don’t exactly make sense. New features have been added to the OS but they’re not likely to be used by the average Windows user (for example running Android apps from the Amazon app store on Windows 11). The first thing the average Windows user will see in Windows 11 is the new UI and they will soon have to learn where everything is. The Control Panel is still present and it hasn’t changed. It hasn’t even gotten a dark theme. It still has the bulk of all Windows settings and it will likely stay that way for a while. If you do not like digging through the new Settings app, you can try using Control Panel instead. 

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