You love your Windows 10 computer and all the great software that came with it, but something happened and you can’t figure out how to fix it yourself. Luckily, there are some great third-party tools that can help you unclog configuration settings in Windows 10 computers. These are some of the best options available, so you can rest assured knowing your issues will be handled quickly and easily. The Top 5 Ways to Unclog Your Configuration
1) Delete all previous restore points
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This can be done by going to System Restore -> Create a Restore Point -> Select a date -> OK. If you haven’t created any Restore Points yet, right-click on your Windows drive and select Create a Restore Point. Then click Next until you get to a screen that asks for confirmation. Click Yes and then Close. Now all of your previous restore points have been deleted.
2) Run System File Checker (SFC)
If you’re still receiving errors, it may be time to attempt a more invasive approach. Download SFC (there’s a 32-bit and 64-bit version), and extract it into your C:\Windows\System32 folder. You can also put it on a USB drive and run it from there if you have trouble installing or running SFC directly from Windows.
3) Use DISM to repair Windows image
Using DISM is a great way to repair your Windows image. These five steps will have you unclogging your configuration in no time! The first step is to open an elevated command prompt by clicking Start, typing cmd, right-clicking cmd.exe and then selecting Run as administrator from the drop-down menu. Next, type or paste dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth into Command Prompt and press Enter on your keyboard. Wait for DISM to complete its work and then reboot your computer when prompted to do so by a pop-up window.
4) Change your Registry Settings
The most commonly known method for unclogging your registry is by manually editing it. It’s not a good idea, though, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. Instead, use Regedit and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics. Then right-click on Diagnostics and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it LogEventProviders and then double-click on its value data box to change its value from 0 to 1.
5) Replace your hives
Run Command Prompt as an administrator and type in: netsh interface portproxy add v4tov4 listenport=9000 connectport=9001 protocol=tcp localport=80 timeout=5 This will change your settings temporarily. Type in: netsh interface portproxy delete v4tov4 listenport=9000 connectport=9001 protocol=tcp localport=80 timeout=5 to undo your changes. Remember, these steps will only affect your active internet connection.