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Every few years, windows releases new updates that overhauls the existing operating system. Their latest release, Windows 10 is no different. Like all operating systems, the Windows 10 is no stranger to common issues and problems.
If you are a Windows 10 user and you’ve encountered a few kinks along the way, read on for solutions to the most common Windows 10 problems.
Issue: Installation and Update Problems
Solution: One of the top issues with the new Windows 10 is being unable to install the operating system. Some users who are updating from previous Windows versions like Windows 7 and 8 have also been having difficulty installing the new platform. The first step is to always check if your component is even compatible with the new update. Check system requirements and ensure that your computer meets all requirements. Next is to check if you have available memory. The Windows 10 needs at least 16GB-20GB of memory. If issues and errors are still encountered, Simon Handy and Rene Millman of I.T. Pro says here is what you should do:
“Open Control Panel, run Windows Update and ensure that the PC is fully up to date. If updates fail, run the Windows Update Troubleshooter (see below, number 3)
Use the Media Creation Tool. Don’t rely on GWX: visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10, click Download tool now, save the tool and run it on the PC you want to upgrade. If this didn’t work for you back when Windows 10 launched, try it again now – the tool has been improved.
Make sure that hardware Disable Execution Prevention (DEP) is switched on in the BIOS, referring to your motherboard manual for help if you need it. If you still have problems, use the Start Menu to search for ‘performance’, run Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows, click the Data Execution Prevention tab and turn DEP on for all programs and services, then reboot and try again.”
Issue: Google Chrome and Windows 10 Compatibility
Solution: For Chrome users, some have reported that upon updating or installing the new platform, their Google Chrome browser would freeze and crash. This was never a problem in previous operating systems. Some have even noted that upon launching Chrome, error notifications would appear saying that plugins are no longer working.
Users have made sure to amend the issue by making sure that their Chrome is up to date. Run an update check on your browser so that your Chrome is finally compatible with Windows 10. Some users suggest to use Incognito mode as a short term fix for the issue.
Issue: Wi-Fi Connectivity
Solution: After installation and update to the latest Windows operating system, some users have been riddled with error notifications such as “No Internet Connection” or upon turning on their Wi-Fi, no signal is detected even if a stable and nearby connection is present. A cause of this is that the drivers and components of the wireless adapter is still not compatible with the latest Windows 10. The best solution is to reinstall and update your Wi-Fi drivers and ensure that you have the supported VPN software.
Issue: Slow rebooting
Solution: Have you found yourself waiting countless minutes for your Windows 10 to reboot? Worried that your computer may be sluggish due to the lack of space and ram? Worry not because that isn’t the problem. A simple reason as to why rebooting can be slow us because of your computer’s startup settings. You may have too many programs that are enabled to run upon startup. This causes your system to take more time to reboot. Another reason is the presence of malware in your computer. A simple virus scan and clean up can solve this. To disable programs that run during startup, select the startup tab in your task manager and disable all programs that have high impact in your startup.
Issue: Playing DVDs
Solution: Upon the release of the Windows 10, some users have had difficulty in playing DVDs or Blu-ray. Some says this is because Windows 10 does not include any application to play DVDs. A quick solution is to download a third-part app that enables the support of DVDs and Blu-ray. There are paid apps that you may download but the best in the market is the free app called VLC.