'Dial A Fix', and 'Printer Info'

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Dial A Fix

Dial-a-fix is a collection of known fixes that repair common Windows issues, such as Windows Update, SSL, Microsoft Installer, and other problems. Most of the fixes are found in Microsoft Knowledgebase articles. When you see a list of DLLs that Microsoft is telling you to use REGSVR32 on, chances are they are already included in Dial-a-fix. You can figure out what most checkboxes do by hovering over them with your mouse. The tooltip describes what is going on (usually in command-line terminology). For instance, if you hover over 'Stop service' under the WU/WUA section, it tells you that it is performing the following commands (just as you could type them yourself in CMD.EXE) : net stop WUAUSERV and net stop BITS. I've tried to put these tooltips wherever possible. If there is a checkbox that is not obvious, please let me know and I will do my best to describe it in future versions of the program. Please note that by itself, Dial-a-fix can pose no harm to your system, even if your system is working properly. All this program does, in a nutshell, is stop services, install selected software, register DLLs, restart services, and remove rogue policies.


Printer Info

This very simple freeware utility lets you know the paper size, printable area size and all margins in pixels, millimeters and inches for any of your printers. Those may be very important parameters if you want to get the most out of your printer, yet no printing software clearly shows them. (All the way at the bottom of the page).


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