Dial-a-fix

Dial-a-fix

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.60.0.24
File Size:
319.34KB
Date Added:
November 27, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003
Total Downloads:
81,344
Downloads Last Week:
71
Additional Requirements:
  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
  • Publisher's Description

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    All User Reviews
    • All Versions:

      3.2

      out of 14 votes

      • 5 star: 6
      • 4 star: 1
      • 3 star: 2
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 5
    • Current Version:

      3.2

      out of 14 votes

      • 5 star: 6
      • 4 star: 1
      • 3 star: 2
      • 2 star: 0
      • 1 star: 5
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    • 1 stars

      "Didn't work"

      July 08, 2013   |   By AV_Man_1

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Nice interface, easy install

      Cons

      Didn't fix the problem with XP

      Summary

      I tried everything to resolve an XP error that prevented it from receiving any Windows Updates either through Automatic or clicking on the "Windows Updates" web link in the start menu. As a last resort I tried this program to supposedly fix Windows and Registry files, and it ran through but it didn't work. I suppose it may work for other issues but was no help to me.

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    • 4 stars

      "Fixes the problem nearly all the time."

      May 26, 2013   |   By Phil_McCrackenn

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Easy to use, powerful.

      Cons

      No support, not compatible with many updates.

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    • 1 stars

      "Hasn't even been updated to work with Vista!"

      December 31, 2012   |   By julzgaye

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      It's gotten good reviews in the past.

      Cons

      Don't know any, as it cannot be used with my Windows 7 system.

      Summary

      The fact that it has not been updated since before Vista was released should be plainly included in every ad pertaining to it so that it can be known prior to the download!

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    • 5 stars

      "saved a lot of time"

      August 10, 2011   |   By justindez238

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      cleaned up windows update and got me working again in just a couple minutes.

      Cons

      none that I saw. forgivably works with XP and earlier.

      Summary

      Kill windows update issues in XP in a snap.

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    • 1 stars

      "Didn't work for me"

      August 06, 2010   |   By philsotelo

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      None couldn't get it to work

      Cons

      I got an error saying "Not available for XP" whats up with that?

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    • 1 stars

      "Can not recommend at this time"

      March 03, 2010   |   By si

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Seems like a nice little program, if it would be updated...

      Cons

      I can't use it because it didn't recognize IE8 files.

      Summary

      It did not recognize any IE8 files, then froze when unregistering es.dll; it wiped my desktop completely off (nothing left but the mouse), killed IE8 altogether and I had to start up in Last Known Good Configuration to get back to a working computer. I can not recommend it in this version - it desperately needs updating.

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    • 5 stars

      "Dial-a-fix is an amazing software."

      January 16, 2010   |   By stevesd619

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Everything

      Cons

      A person needs to read a tutorial on how to use it and become well acquainted with its features.

      Summary



      Updated on Jan 16, 2010

      Dial-a-fix is extremely powerful. Please become well read on how and when to use the various functions.

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    • 3 stars

      "Does not work so well with IE8"

      November 30, 2009   |   By fjord_fox

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Works great with IE7. Everything functions well and it does what it is supposed to do.

      Cons

      Does not work well with IE8. Once you begin this program, after installing Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) it constantly tells you that it doesn't recognize the version of the files that are installed on your computer.

      Summary

      For this program to be worthwhile, they ae in serious need of an update. IE8 has been around for quite awhile and you would think that by now, they would have that update! I am rating it as only good (3 stars) but once they make that update, I would give it 5 stars.

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    • 5 stars

      "Very good tool for a damaged OS"

      November 24, 2009   |   By Randy Bell

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      Like the previous reviewers have said, this is a very good repair tool for damaged O.S. recovered from a crash, or a system recovered from malware.

      Cons

      Nothing much to say, the only 'glitch' is that it currently does not recognize IE8, but that only results in a harmless warning "cannot recognize current browser"; yet the program will still work.

      Summary

      Basically this little tool automates tasks which would take much longer if done manually. And tasks which would take an individual user much longer to research on MS WebSite and discover the relevant Knowledge Base articles etc. in order to do everything that dial-a-fix does. Things like resetting Windows Update (WU), or flushing the Software Distribution folder, fixing Windows Installer, fixing the Cryptographic Services, etc. It is invaluable and I cannot understand how any knowledgable person could say this is "worthlessware" or make such insensitive and uninformed comment like that .. but each to his own, we all entitled to our opinion(s) I guess ..

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    • 5 stars

      "Works and Free!"

      October 18, 2009   |   By kncywells

      Version: Dial-a-fix 0.60.0.24

      Pros

      The program did exactly what it advertised. A online serviced wanted to charge me $299 to address the problem.

      Cons

      There are no cons.

      Summary

      If you are having trouble with MS Windows Update or Windows Installer try this program...it really did work for me.

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