Microsoft's support team just started their new automated Fix it solutions in their KB articles. Now when you come across a KB article with one of these guys on it (I call him Joe), you can click the button, and a script fixes the problem for you. If you want to do it yourself, you can still follow the instructions in the article. They're also adding Fix it to Windows Error Reporting, so that, where possible, instead of just sending a report to Microsoft, the issue will be solved automatically.

They started out with just a few, but they're adding new ones all the time (check out their blog for the whole list--78 posts in January alone). Be sure to join their group on Facebook, too!

- Andrea