The web has solutions for almost all Windows problems. Besides that, there are tools to troubleshoot and fix various Windows issues and errors.
To help Windows 10 users easily troubleshoot and fix common Windows 10 issues, we have compiled a list of Windows 10 repair tools that can help you make your Windows 10 trouble-free again.
In no particular order, the following are the ten free tools to repair Windows 10.
Windows 10 DPI Fix – Tool to fix blurry font issue
Users often complain about blurry font issues as soon as upgrading from previous Windows versions. If you also have this blurry font issue, there is a utility to address the issue. Windows 10 DPI Fix is a free utility that helps you fix blur font issues with a few mouse clicks.
Did you know that there are over 20 built-in troubleshooters in Windows 10? Yes, Windows 10 has some praiseworthy troubleshooters that can help you fix many common Windows issues with a few mouse clicks.
There are troubleshooters to fix keyboard problems, internet connectivity issues, power plan and battery issues, audio recording issues, search and indexing problems, video playback issues, Windows Store app problems, blue screen of death (BSOD) errors, Windows Update problems, and printer problems. You can run any of these troubleshooters by navigating to Settings app > Update & security > Troubleshoot page.
Start menu repair tool
This must be one of the most downloaded troubleshooters from Microsoft for Windows 10. The official Start menu troubleshooter can help you fix the Start menu/screen issues. Sadly, the troubleshooter is not part of the built-in troubleshooters. You need to download it from Microsoft. Download and run the troubleshooter to fix all Start menu/screen-related issues.
Complete Internet Repair
Well, as the name suggests, Complete Internet Repair comes in handy when your PC is unable to connect to the internet.
In addition to this tool, you can also use the built-in troubleshooter in Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix internet problems. With this tool, you can reset Internet protocols, repair Winsock, flush the DNS resolver cache, repair Internet Explorer browser, clear Windows Update history, reset proxy server configuration, restore Windows Firewall configuration, and more.
Download this tool right away, as you won’t be able to download this tool when your PC’s internet connection is not working!
Tweaking.com Windows Repair Tool
Tweaking.com Windows Repair Tool is certainly the best third-party repair software out there for Windows 10. It can fix various Windows issues, including options to reset Registry permissions, file permissions, repair icons, repair Start menu icons, repair hosts file, repair file associations, repair print spooler, repair UAC settings, and more. A Pro version of the tool is also available.
System restore point
The classic system restore feature can help you fix issues cropped up after installing third-party software, device drivers, or updates. The feature is also helpful in getting Windows 10 back to its original settings.
System restore is turned off by default in Windows 10. So, make sure to turn on the system restore point.
To learn how to use this feature, please go through our how to create a system restore point in Windows 10 and how to restore Windows 10 to an earlier date guides.
Windows Software Repair Tool from Microsoft
This tool is designed to troubleshoot to fix software issues primarily on Microsoft’s own Surface devices, but it can repair Windows 10 running on other devices also. The Windows Software Repair Tool can restore Windows 10 to default settings, repair Windows 10 apps, and update your device.
We suggest you create a system restore point before running this tool, as it restores most settings to defaults.
Download Windows Software Repair Tool (This tool is no longer available)
FixWin 10 is a free utility that helps you fix most of the common Windows 10 issues. This standalone utility can fix about fifty Windows 10 problems. For instance, if the Settings app doesn’t open, you can use it to reset the Settings app to resolve the issue.
As said before, FixWin 10 doesn’t require an installation. Simply download the utility and run the same to begin using it.
System files repair tool
If you are getting a file missing or corrupted error, it’s likely because one of the system files is corrupted or missing. You can easily scan and fix corrupted system files using the built-in Sfc /scannow command line tool.
To use the tool, open Command Prompt as administrator, type Sfc /scannow at the Command Prompt window, and then press the Enter key. Refer to our Run system file checker to repair corrupted Windows 10 system files guide for step-by-step directions.
Reset this PC
This is one of the built-in recovery features in Windows 10. The Reset this PC operation allows you to reset your Windows 10 install settings to default either by completely deleting everything on your PC or keeping only data.
Use this feature only if other solutions are not helping to fix your Windows 10 issue. Navigate to Settings app > Update & security > Recovery to launch the feature. How to reset Windows 10 to factory settings guide.