Windows XP Support Tools

  powerless 08:40 20 Jul 2003

Part 1 - click here

Part 2 - click here

I'll start the Quoting here:

All you need is on your Windows XP disc. If you need help diagnosing and resolving system problems then check out the Windows Support Tools


Identifying tools - If you run into problems and want to try and fix or trace the cause of a particular problem then the best way to determine which tool to use is to launch Support Tools Help from the All Programs menu


Using Windows Support Tools - The Windows Support Tools perform all kinds of functions to help diagnose and resolve problems with your system. Each tool can be launched by double-clicking the appropriate .exe file in the Program Files\Support Tools directory. However, not all the Windows Support Tools have a graphical interface so some will need to be run from a command prompt.


Tool: Windows Installer Cleanup Utility

File Name: msicuu.exe

This useful program removes any configuration data that Windows Installer records and saves for a particular installed product. This includes directories, files and registry entries. This tool comes in handy when a previous corrupt installation is stopping you from successfully installing a product

I've finished the quoting now.


  -pops- 09:05 20 Jul 2003

Interesting that the word "futility" appears in the click heres that you gave<;-)


  powerless 09:10 20 Jul 2003

Yes interesting!




I give up!

  VoG II 10:13 20 Jul 2003

"The Windows Support Tools are aimed at those users who have a good understanding of Windows XP"

Not much use here then!

Thanks anyway Powerless.

  -pops- 10:29 20 Jul 2003

Or anywhere?

Is there anyone with a good understanding of it, apart from flecc, of course!!

  keith-236785 10:33 20 Jul 2003

wonder if even Mr Gates understands win XP?

  powerless 10:36 20 Jul 2003

Refuses to comment.

They'll help someone those tools i'm sure of it ;-))))))))

  -pops- 10:53 20 Jul 2003

I'm certainly going to have a look at the tools, notwithstanding my lack of knowledge! You never know, there could well be something of vital and universal applicability in there.

I notice there are two levels of installation to accommodate different levels of expertise.

Thanks for the link Powerless, it could be v. useful.


  barrie_g 12:16 20 Jul 2003

Looks like great fun I will be having a look at it later... and will probably be doing a clean reinstall of Windows tomorrow.

  AndySD 12:25 20 Jul 2003

Hmmm....looks good

Im off to play.

  powerless 19:50 10 Jul 2004

Playtime is over.


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