Microsoft Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool for Windows XP (SP2)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. madmatt

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    The Change Analysis Diagnostic simplifies the identification of recent changes to computers running Windows XP. The diagnostic checks for recent changes to the following:

    • Operating system components, such as patches, that are installed as hotfixes or downloads from Windows Update.
    • Installed application entries listed in the Add or Remove Programs control panel.
    • All kernel mode device and file system drivers.
    • Browser helper objects loaded by Internet Explorer.
    • ActiveX controls loaded by Internet Explorer.
    • Programs loaded automatically during Windows XP startup.
    • Programs and Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) loaded when an application starts.

    After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

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  2. Shamus MacNoob

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    Very nice Matt
     
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  3. kcnychief

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    Nice tool, not very happy that it requires System Restore to be running though.
     
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    Yeah! And that it doesn't run on any other language but English....
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    Whats wrong with system restore running ?
     
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    Other than the fact it is pointless, nothing.
     
  8. Shamus MacNoob

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    Other then the fact it can and has been very usefull in some cases granted it wont bring your system back but I say 8 out of 10 times it does
     
  9. kcnychief

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    I don't really have a preference either way really, I just have always disabled it. I don't use it at home, my company disables it by default, so I was just making an observation that it has to be enabled for this tool to work is all.
     
  10. NetRyder

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    I always disabled it in XP, but the new System Restore in Vista is totally worth leaving on, simply because of Previous Versions, one of my favorite features. :)
     
  11. j79zlr

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    I've never seen system restore do anything other than be a safe haven for viruses/malware or completely hose a system when used. Nothing like rolling back the registry a few months and see what happens.
     
  12. kcnychief

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    Agreed, also because it's much harder to disable than it was in previous versions :p
     
  13. NetRyder

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    It's still just one checkbox to disable it in Vista. :)
    It is harder to control the amount of space that it uses, yes. There's no exposed UI for that anymore.
     
  14. kcnychief

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    Well, that's kinda what I meant, sorta.

    Time for bed, it's been a long day :eek: