Ok, so, here we are at brainstorming (or mindfuck) board.
I'd replace basic troubleshooting with "good practices". This should then be divided into the three OSs.
Speaking of Windows the following should be included (some doesn't necessarily just apply to Windows, but still)
Other ideas are welcome.
Said this, actual generic troubleshooting page (the one linked in "issues fixed", everywhere) should be anything we'll decide to put here, PLUS another mention on the top "first make sure your computer is healthy", pointing to aforementioned good practices page.
Then, I think we could use an "hybrid approach" here. I hope this will make everyone happy.
A "division by topic" for starters, with stuff as shown there like Display, Input, Audio.. Performance then perhaps? Other "buzzwords" in noobs heads are welcome.
And then a BFB (where the last B means button) for "this doesn't even start, it crashes, OMG I DONT EVEN KNOW THE PROBLEM", which is what I think we may call advanced troubleshooting.
I propose to create a new Category "Errors:" made of redirects of "errors names" to the right page, so that we don't have to reinvent the whell every time, just for the most basic "missing msvcr120.dll" error.
Once we cut this off, I think we are ready for seriously tough stuff. Like checking if there is some application/service/driver interfering, checking video cables, stress testing with Furmark/Prime95/memtest and other exoteric stuff.
Including, yes, the W10 --> W8.1 --> W8 --> W7 --> WVista rollercoaster (and hey, one day hopefully WXP too).
Thanks for reading.
Hoping a week of sea and sun will be able to make me forget all this malicious stuff d: