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Dr. Watson. Opinions?!

By aze
Jul 2, 2002
  1. Dr. watson

    whats the advantage to use it?
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    I haven't found a practical one and it is annoying as heck. I recommend disabling it.
     
  3. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    I simply deleted it (2x drwatson.exe)
    :grinthumb
     
  4. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    Dr. Watson simply watches your system so if your experiencing lockups or problems you can open it up and see what is causing the problems.

    It's not meant to boost performance or anything like that, just a Microsoft diagnostic tool.
     
  5. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Norton's all the way.
     
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    Dr. Watson is a quack and should be sued for malpractice.

    Norton is a much better diagnostic tool and offers many more options.
     
  7. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah TS Rookie Posts: 868

    I agree that Dr. Watson is another product from Microsoft to help drive 3rd party companies into the ground, but hey its Microsoft, its what they do.

    I also agree that Norton is a much better alternative. I especially love their Antivirus program.
     
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