I bet most people never knew this existed. I didn’t until I serendipitously stumbled upon it close to midnight last night while looking around Windows 7.
It is the Windows 7 RELIABILITY HISTORY.
Wow. It is good to have and I tip my toupee to Microsoft. Thank YOU.
Go to the CONTROL PANEL. [You probably should have a link to it pinned to the TASK BAR. I do.]
Click on REVIEW YOUR COMPUTER STATUS. [It is near the top.]
You will then see two drop down menu options. SECURITY and MAINTENANCE. It is under the later. Click the drop down [i.e., the downward pointing ‘thingy.] BINGO.
The red ‘circles’ were critical events. When ‘applications’ crashed.
The yellow triangles were warnings. When bad things happened.
The blue ‘circles’ are informational events. When things happened below the ‘covers’ without me even being aware of it.
This is very useful. Way back I had complained that System Mechanic 9.0.x was crashing. Those early red ‘circles’ confirm that by name … because you can click on any of these icons to get details. I, for one, plan to check this history on a regular basis.
It showed a red ‘circle’ for yesterday. Yes, Word 2007 CRASHED doing a save. [Office 2007 does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. I am continually waiting for it to CRASH. Not good. I migrated from Office 2002. That was pretty solid.]
Another useful feature. Again accessed via the Control Panel. in Windows UPDATE. You can view your UPDATE HISTORY. That comes in handy.
Given that Office 2007 feels so flaky I wanted to double check that I had ALL OF the System Packs for Office 2007 installed. I think there has been like 6. (Sorry, I was being slightly facetious. I think it is on SP3, but we really should have another SP to make this puppy half-way ‘house trained.’)
Hope this help. Thanks.