10 Most Common Windows 10 problems and how to fix them

There is no doubt that windows 10 is becoming most popular operating system by Microsoft because the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. The new features like improved Start Menu, Cortana,Microsoft edge, New media players, notification bar, etc. makes it more user-friendly as well as a solution for a big disaster that was Windows 8.

Many people are still out there who do not like any new update of Windows. They say Windows XP and Windows7 were far better than any other release because people are getting a lot of errors and issues which are simply not acceptable to anyone. Though, Microsoft is releasing new updates whenever they encounter any error.

If you are upgrading to Windows 10 or if you have upgraded it, you may encounter some of these common problems we are mentioning below. We have also included how to fix these issues.

Common Windows 10 problems and fixes

1. Windows 10 asking for activation even it is a free upgrade

Many people are reporting that once they install a free upgrade of windows 10, it asks for activation. It is not possible for a user to activate windows 10 because it ask for product/activation key and free upgrade do not provide any activation key. There’s really nothing a user can do to fix it but Microsoft said this issue will usually resolve itself after a few minutes.

2. Windows 10 occupying 15-20 GB Extra space

After upgrading to windows 10, you would be seeing around 15-20 GB of space is missing. It is because Windows has given this alternative remembering the way that might want to restore the past version of windows OS. This isn’t a big problem if you’ve got TBs of HDD. For those with lower storages and SSDs, it’s trouble.

If you don’t want to go back to past version of windows OS, there is no need to keep this backup. You can format the drive and perform a clean install otherwise you can do this simply by following steps mentioned in this article Regain around 20 GB Space After Upgrading to Windows 10.

3. I can’t play my favorite games in windows 10

It is found that many gamers are having troubles related to their favorite games. Some games can’t be installed, some games are installed but showing errors, games are opening but the only blank screen is showing, a mouse is not working while playing games in windows 10, a keyboard is not working, etc.

The solution of this problem is:

1. Install latest graphic Drivers and Directx.
2. Run drivers in Compatibility mode.

  • Right click on the Setup file of the Driver and select Properties.
  • Select Compatibility Tab.
  • Place a check mark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list.
  • Click OK and run the setup.

3. Launch game in Compatibility Mode.

  • Right click on the Setup file of the Driver and select Properties.
  • Select Compatibility Tab.
  • Place a check mark next to Run this program in Compatibility mode.

4. Touchpad problems in windows 10

Many users are having issues with laptop’s trackpad since upgrading to Windows 10. To solve this problem, you can try

1. Uninstall and Reinstall driver

  • Open device manager and select Mice and other pointing devices.
  • Right click on uninstall the driver .
  • In device manager menu click on scan for hardware changes
  • Also, check if there are any newer drivers available, or coming soon.

2. Adjusting Windows 10’s touchpad settings.

  • Open Start, type ‘touch’ and hit enter.
  • You can change the delay, and make further tweaks by clicking ‘Additional mouse options’.

5. Internet speed is getting slow in windows 10

It is always a headache when we don’t get the real internet speed provided by our Internet Service Provider. Many windows 10 users are reporting that their internet speed is getting worse after upgrading to windows 10. This is true because windows 10 install so many updates automatically and so many background processes that can not be seen by a user. Microsoft keeps collecting your data and use your internet bandwidth and speed. To overcome this problem you can Optimize Your Windows 10 against spying.

6. Screen flashing and flickering issue in Windows 10

After the update to Windows 10, some users experienced continuous flashing on their screens, they can’t open any program at that point in time.

  • Open Task Manager, click File > Run new task, type ‘msconfig’ without quotes and press enter
  • Click on ‘Services’ tab, find two services named ‘Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel ‘and ‘Windows Error Reporting Service‘ , uncheck them to disable, if Windows prompts you for a restart, do it.

7. Wi-Fi is slow in windows 10 or not connecting

To solve the wi-fi problems you can try the following methods:

  • Turn off and on your router
  • Turn off and on your computer.
  • Check with your network adapter manufacturer and make sure that you have the latest driver. Download it on another computer and install it via USB flash drive.
  • Make sure that your router also has the latest firmware. You’ll find it at the manufacturer’s website.
  • Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Make sure that the Connect automatically box is checked for the network you want to connect to.
  • Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi settings > Manage known networks and choose your network, then click Forget. Reboot the machine and enter the network details to connect fresh.

8. I am the admin but windows 10 asking for an administrator account

  • Press Windows key + r to open run command.
  • Type netplwiz to open user accounts.
  •  In user accounts select a user.
  • Under user just select the Microsoft account.
  • Click on remove.
  • Click on apply.
  • Click on ok.
  • Restart your computer and check.

9. How do i open Windows 10 in safe mode ?

Booting your Operating system in safe mode to solve many problems is good practice. Still, many people are facing problem how to boot windows 10 in safe mode. To do this you need to following these steps:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL
  • You will see Power icon on the lower right of the screen.
  • Click on it. You will see option to shutdown and restart
  • Press and hold Shift and then click on Restart
  • You will see Windows Recovery Environment, select Troubleshoot, then Advanced options, then Startup Settings, and Restart.
  • After a restart, you will see options to boot windows 10 in safe mode.

10. I can’t fix any issue in windows 10

If your system encounters some serious issues after the Windows 10 upgrade, you may delete the OS and reinstall it without removing files. For this, perform the following:

  • Click Start button in the bottom left corner of the screen
  • Click Settings>> Update & Recovery
  • Click Recovery then Reset This PC
  • You can delete your files along with Windows 10 if you wish so. After deleting, Windows 10 will install automatically.

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