Why is Powershell installed when installing Fixit? RRS feed

  • Question

  • It shows that a new program - Powershell - is installed on my computer along with Fixit after installing Fixit. I'm sure most people will be clueless about using Powershell. I'm among them. Do I have to keep Powershell on my computer for Fixit to work? Is there any need for me ever to use it?

    This really should be addressed on the Fixit try it website. A lot of people are going to be confused when Powershell is installed and they click on it. Thanks!

    Friday, April 23, 2010 1:28 AM


  • Hello,

    Thanks for your interest in Microsoft Fix it Center (beta).

    PowerShell is installed to enable the scripted diagnostic feature in the Fix it Center application. PowerShell is a powerful scripting platform. It is a common tool for IT Pros to enable automation for daily computer operations. It is essential to keep PowerShell installed for the Fix it Center to function properly.

    Please feel free to get more information regarding PowerShell:


    Windows PowerShell - Getting Started Guide



    Windows PowerShell on TechNet



    Hope it helps.



    Daniel Chow

    Sr. Software Development Engineer

    Product Quality & Online

    Microsoft Corporation


    This message is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Saturday, April 24, 2010 4:50 AM