Step 1: Check for Updates
The first step in repairing apps and programs in Windows 11 or 10 is to check for updates. In some cases, your apps or programs may not be working properly because they are outdated. To check for updates, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Click on “Check for Updates” and wait for the system to scan for available updates. If there are any updates available, click “Install” to update your system.
Step 2: Use the Troubleshooter
If checking for updates doesn’t resolve the issue, the next step is to use the built-in troubleshooter. Windows 11 and 10 come with a troubleshooter that can automatically detect and fix common issues with apps and programs. To use the troubleshooter, go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot. Select the app or program you’re having issues with and click “Run the troubleshooter.”
Step 3: Reset the App or Program
If the troubleshooter doesn’t fix the issue, the next step is to reset the app or program. This will restore it to its default settings without uninstalling it. To reset an app or program, go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Select the app or program you’re having issues with and click “Advanced options.” Click “Reset” and follow the on-screen instructions to reset the app or program.
Step 4: Reinstall the App or Program
If resetting the app or program doesn’t resolve the issue, the final step is to reinstall it. This will remove the app or program and install it again from scratch. To reinstall an app or program, go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features. Select the app or program you’re having issues with and click “Uninstall.” Once it’s uninstalled, go to the Microsoft Store or the app or program’s website and reinstall it.
1. Will repairing apps and programs affect my data?
No, repairing apps and programs won’t affect your data. It only repairs the app or program itself without affecting any data or settings.
2. What if the troubleshooter doesn’t detect any issues?
If the troubleshooter doesn’t detect any issues, you can try resetting or reinstalling the app or program to see if that resolves the issue.
3. Can I repair multiple apps or programs at once?
No, you’ll need to repair each app or program individually.
Repairing apps and programs in Windows 11 or 10 can be a simple process if you follow these steps. Remember to check for updates, use the troubleshooter, reset the app or program, and reinstall it if necessary. By doing so, you can save time and avoid having to reset your entire system.