Windows 10 just like any new software is bedeviled with bugs and issues. The new OS is still a work-in-progress and updates are being churned out by the Microsoft Company as we speak.

How To Fix Common Problems on Windows 10

 

  • SOFTWARE PROBLEMS 

    If a program is not running smoothly on your Windows 10 upgraded system, then you have to watch out for a new version of the software to address the issue. Check the site of the software developer for help. Another solution is to run the Compatibility Mode which works well in Windows 10. Right –click on the program’s executable, choose properties and open the Compatibility tab. From there you can now get it working as if on other versions of Windows.

 

  • PRINTER PROBLEMS  

    After upgrading to Windows 10 you might find it difficult to print. To fix this issue you have to re-install the printer driver. Go to the Control Panel and from Devices and Printers locate printer. Right-click on the printer then remove it. After that download the latest drivers from the printer’s manufacturer either Windows 7 or 8.1(Windows 10 might not be available yet). Install the driver and set as default.

 

  • TOUCHPAD PROBLEM 

    It was noticed by some users that the touchpad of their laptops developed issues since upgrading to the new OS. The touchpad’s accuracy was affected by the upgrade. Solution- You can uninstall and reinstall the driver. If that did not work, adjust the touchpad settings. Type ‘touch’ on the Start Menu and hit enter. Go ahead with your adjustments.

 

  • APP PROBLEMS

    If your apps keep crashing or showing error messages do not be alarmed. To fix that problem close the app and if you are in Tablet Mode, put your finger at the screen’s top edge and drag it towards the bottom of the screen. Try re-opening it now, it should work. If is still does not, then reinstall it or any other apps from Windows Store.

 

  • WINDOWS STORE PROBLEM

    It might happen that after upgrading, your Windows Store might be unavailable, this is not peculiar to you alone others have experienced it. This problem is associated with the time and location setting on your system. To fix, select Time & Language from Settings through the Start Menu. Set the device to the correct country – the one you live in at the moment.  

 

  • REBOOT LOOP PROBLEM

    If your Windows 10 causes your system to reboot repeatedly an effect of the first servicing rollup which was used to solve a lot of problems with Windows 10 here is what you have to do. Click here and follow the instructions carefully.

 

  • SOUND PROBLEM 

    Sound problem is one the most common of all the problems affecting Windows 10. If you are having these issues, help is here.

 

  • BATTERY PROBLEM 

    Windows 10 came with a bug that drains your battery life which Microsoft is working to fix but in the meantime if you discover that your battery doesn’t last anymore what you do is to switch to the new Battery Saver feature. You can also manually tweak some features like the screen brightness and reduce notifications and background apps.

 

  • DVD PROBLEM

    Windows 10 came without a DVD player app. Microsoft subsequently released a suitable app for users that upgraded from Windows 7 and 8.1- Windows Media Center – and it is available in Windows Store free. However everyone else have to pay £11.59 for it which is very expensive. To deal with this you can download any DVD app for free.

 

  • NOTHING IS WORKING

     If after installation your system develops issues and nothing seems to be working, what you can do to resolve this is to delete the OS and reinstall it. Do it without removing your files by clicking start button then click settings then update & Recovery. Click Recovery then Reset This PC. You can choose to delete files with the OS if you want but after deleting, Windows 10 will install it.

Here are a few of the problems researched from Windows 10 users. If you are experiencing any issues with your Windows 10 please do not hesitate to comment here.

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