So you just upgraded your old operating system to Windows 10 and you are ecstatic to use its innovative features, but then you find yourself facing some issues that dampen that excitement and turn it to frustration instead.
Don’t give up on Windows 10 just yet, as those troubles have solutions. Don’t consider downgrading from your new Windows 10 operating system because you feel hopeless. There is always a light at the end of the Windows 10 tunnel.
So for your convenience, we compiled the most common issues being encountered by Windows 10 users together with some solutions to each one to shed some light on things. Here goes:
Update Problems: Downloading or Installing
Using Windows 10 OS entails continuously updating its different programs every now and then in order to maintain its efficient running and functioning. However, there are moments when your update downloading gets stuck or, when completely downloaded, your update cannot be installed. Don’t get your feathers ruffled by it. It could be that the file you tried to download or just downloaded is corrupted. You only need to get rid of the update files and start downloading anew.
Here’s an easy way of going about it: open Run by pressing Windows key + R then type in C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and then press OK. After that, erase everything inside the folder but make sure to avoid deleting the very folder itself. When some files are difficult to erase, switch to safe mode then try deleting the contents again. When you’re done with it, restart your computer and begin with your upgrading. You shouldn’t encounter similar problem by then.
Screens: Glinting and Flashing
When out of the blue you’re screen starts flashing, you have probably installed an incompatible driver or application. All you have to do is to update the problematic application and see if it solves the problem. If after doing that the problem still persists then you better uninstall the application and just try reinstalling it again.
Another option would be uninstalling your display driver itself and reinstalling it after. Or you could go back to your previous version of display driver. With the automatic upgrade, it could be that Windows 10 is giving you an incompatible driver.
Store Applications: Cannot Install or Update
This can be easily solved by cleaning the cache. All you have to do is press some keys and you’ll find your apps up and working. Just press Windows key + R then input WSReset.exe and press OK. Don’t worry about the Command Prompt as it only means its working and trying to resolve your problem.
Battery: Drains Too Quickly
Those who first upgraded to Windows 10 and found out that their battery drains too quickly only need to ensure that they have an up-to-date driver to patch up this problem. If that doesn’t work, turn off Cortana, and Windows Update (press Windows Key + I then go to Update & Security – Windows Update – Advanced Options – Choose how updates are delivered then Off) to preserve your battery life.
Microsoft Office Files: Cannot Be Opened
The protected view feature of Windows 10 usually brings notifications like “unable to start correctly”, “Word experienced an error trying to open the file” and “file is corrupt and cannot be opened” when you sometimes try to open Microsoft Office files. Repair the installation by looking for “programs and features” and select Office and right-click it to press Change, select Online Repair then Repair.
Default Applications Favored: Altered
Windows 10 does not have the ability to recall the specific applications you preferred using to open different files before the upgrade. Your easier option would be customizing your default applications by keying in Windows key + I then choose System. On the left-side select Default apps and change the apps according to your satisfaction.
Wi-Fi Connection: Undiscoverable
One thing about using Windows 10 is the constant need for internet access to keep things updated. If your system suddenly cannot find your WiFi connection then it is most probably because of your VPN software. Your first aid will be updating your VPN system to a version that is compatible to Windows 10. If this does not fix the problem, then the root must be your driver – so update your driver by clicking the Update Driver Software by right-clicking Network adapters.
Touch pad: Unresponsive
This is the most frustrating problem of the ones listed here. Just imagine having a non-working touch-pad – it would render your laptop almost useless if you don’t keep a handy external mouse with you. This, however, can be addressed by checking your keyboard for the touch-pad function – make sure it’s turned on. If still unresponsive, press Window keys + I, choose the option Devices – Mouse & touch-pad – Additional mouse options. From the new window, choose Device Settings then enable your touch-pad under the Devices. If this won’t still work, then update your software.
We hope that by reading this you’ll find solutions to annoying Windows 10 problems and you’ll get to really enjoy your new upgrade, this time minus the bothersome complications.