April 16, 2024

Microsoft is deprecating its Home windows Troubleshooters, a staple of the OS for greater than a decade since their introduction in Home windows 7.

Troubleshooters are utilities and wizards that assist customers diagnose and proper widespread issues. Microsoft introduced will will section them out over the course of the subsequent three years:

Microsoft is retiring the Home windows legacy inbox Troubleshooters, equivalent to Keyboard troubleshooter and Speech troubleshooter, and the Microsoft Assist Diagnostic Device (MSDT) that runs them. The legacy inbox Home windows Troubleshooters are built-in instruments that, when launched, mechanically diagnose and proper widespread issues for quite a lot of Home windows options. MSDT Troubleshooters shall be deprecated within the subsequent Home windows 11 launch, with the date to be decided.

The estimated deprecation timeline will happen over the subsequent three years:

  • 2023 – Start redirecting a number of the troubleshooters to the brand new Get Assist troubleshooting platform
  • 2024 – Full the troubleshooter redirection and take away the remainder of the troubleshooters
  • 2025 – Take away the MSDT platform

As an alternative of Troubleshooters, Microsoft says it should roll out a brand new Get Assist platform. The deprecated Troubleshooters will start redirecting to Get Assist.