8 Windows Built-in Tools that everyone should know about

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By Tapas Pal Updated

As one of the most used operating system, Windows has emerged as most used OS as well. It provides tons of features and functionalities to all users to make their every task easier, and for these functionalities, it has several built-in tools. But unfortunately, most of these windows tools are still unknown to many users as they are not quite famous. Most of the people rely on third party applications but the fact is that there are already plenty of brilliant apps available for same functionalities in Windows OS.

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With a great research, we have organized a list of 8 most useful Windows built-in tools which are effective as well as helpful for you in many situations.

Windows Tools

1. Event Viewer

The Windows event manager is a listing viewer of all the events recorded by windows. It consists of error, warnings, logins and other data that is mainly used for problem detecting.

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To access the event viewer you need to search eventvwr in the run via windows + R command.

In case you have problems like PC crashing then you have to access the Event Viewer and to check the errors that have happened within that time. You can also get the solutions by double clicking on it.

2. Task Scheduler

Task scheduler is considered to be one of the powerful windows tools that enable the automatic handling of the daily tasks without any manual intervention from the user. This can be useful to use multiple windows functionalities like email sending, important message sharing, and other specific events.

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You can access the Task scheduler just by typing taskschd.msc on the Run search dialog. Here you will find out the action menu where you can create the basic tasks and schedule on a specific time.

3. Memory Diagnostic

Many users probably use third party apps for tracking the memory RAM and other PC aspects, but it can be done via the Memory diagnostic tool in an easier mode. It can scan your PC for errors related to memory and other issues and inform you.

To use Memory Diagnostic tool you can use command mdsched.exe from the RUN dialog box and hitting enter. It will then ask you to restart the PC to start the scan. This usually takes 4-10 minutes to restart your PC again and you will have the diagnostic report once you login back to the Windows.

4. Reliability Monitor

When talking about the Windows tools, the reliability monitor can be another great pick. It can be helpful in the case if you have problems with several applications or the Windows OS.

Reliability Monitor can be accessed via Control panel by navigating to Security and Maintenance option. You can click on Maintenance and opt for the view history reliability from the options.

5. System Information

This is very useful tool for the people who only use my computer properties to access the basic information of PC. The system information tool can provide you enough access to the valuable information about all basic aspects of PC including both hardware and software.

To use this tool you can use the command msinfo32 from the RUN search panel. This will get you information about the Virtual RAM, BIOS type, Processor, OS, and display information.

6. Data Usage Tracker

For the users of windows 8.1 and Windows 10, there is a built-in tracker available that can help you to track the internet data used. To avail and access the Data Usage Tracker tool you have to go to settings and then navigate to “Network & the Internet”. And finally, you can have access to the data Usage section.

7. Startup Repair

The startup repair windows tools can help you in the case of slow boot loading process and issues regarding the windows startup. To open boot option you can hold down the Shift key and click on the Restart button. Now you have to navigate to Troubleshoot and then to Advance options followed by the Startup Repair. Now on just by clicking the Startup repair you can fix the problem by scanning through it.

8. System Configuration

The feature of System Configuration can be accessed via searching MSConfig that is a great tool having powerful configuration options. In order to use this tool, you will need to go running by pressing windows + R and search with the keyword. You can configure many system settings that include:

Boot: You will get the first option named as Boot option that is like boot into safe mode and changing the default OS etc. Along with all these things you can access the “Advanced options” to control how much RAM is being used.

Service: In the services section, you will find the services that run in the background when the windows start. Most of the settings should not be mishandled but still you can play with some third party background services.

Tools: This is a list shortcut of many handy tools that can be useful in many cases. These tools can be very powerful and can do numerous things very fast.

Final Word

All the above-listed windows tools are just some awesome functionalities that window offers. But there is still a dozen of incredible tools that can make your work easier and comfortable with no extra effort. In above list the most used tools can be concluded as task scheduler, Memory Diagnostic, and System configuration tools, however, if you have used any other tool that should be in this list then you can share your thought with us via the comments section.