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Crisis Aversion Tool 1.1

Repair common Windows problems in a few clicks with this portable troubleshooting tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 14 July 2011
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Crisis Aversion Tool 1.1
Repair common Windows problems in a few clicks with this portable troubleshooting tool

Crisis Aversion Tool (CAT) is a portable, open source tool which makes it easy to fix a host of common Windows issues.

Is Windows Update no longer working, for instance? Click the Fixes button, check "Reset Windows Update" and click Apply, and the CAT will do its best to repair the problem.

Maybe Task Manager won't launch? This can happen if it's been disabled by malware. Give your system a thorough antivirus scan, if you haven't already, then use the "Reenable Task Manager" option to regain access to this useful tool.

And there are other options to reset your networking interfaces, restore many Explorer defaults, fix Internet Explorer, solve most printer installation errors, and more.

Programs like this do need to be treated with extreme caution (especially when they're still in beta). Recovering your default settings has its problems: you may get Windows working again, but there's also a chance that you could break some installed programs entirely, perhaps making your situation even worse than it was before.

As long as you only apply fixes when you're sure they're necessary, though, one at a time, and after making a complete system backup ("just in case"), then the CAT could save you a lot of time and hassle. And it's certainly deserving of a place in your portable troubleshooting toolkit.

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The Crisis Aversion Tool undoubtedly provides an easy way to fix many tricky Windows problems. This is powerful medicine, though, and applying it incorrectly could create even worse issues, so use it with extreme caution (and, ideally, a full backup to hand).

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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