Looking for a fix to a simple problem in Windows Vista or
Windows 7? FixWin offers one-click solutions to dozens of Windows
problems. Run the program and look through its menu for a
description of your woe. When you find it, click a button, and your
problem should be fixed. I used it to restore my Internet Explorer
icon, for example, and it worked without a hitch.
FixWin doesn’t actually look into your system and uncover
problems. Instead, it lists several dozen potential problems in
five categories: Windows Explorer, Internet & Connectivity,
Windows Media, System Tools, and Additional Fixes. It lists all the
problems you might have, not ones that it knows that you
do have. So, for example, it lists “The Recycle Bin icon is missing
from your desktop,” even if the icon is there. You have to know you
have a problem, and then use this program to fix it. It won’t
uncover problems for you.
Should you download the program? If Windows is working fine,
there’s no need to do it, because it won’t do anything for you. But
if you know that you have a problem, FixWin is worth the little
download, in case it can fix it for you.