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Windows 10 Troubleshooting: Problems And Solutions


Windows 10 is believed to be the best version of Windows released in the last few years. It definitely surpassed Windows 8 in popularity and critical acclaim, even though the two operating systems share a lot of features. However, Windows 10 is not completely free of flaws, but, unlike the case with Windows Vista and Windows 8, these flaws are easily manageable and you can deal with them even if you don’t have any experience fixing computers. Take a look at our list at the most common Windows 10 problems and find the solution you need!


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Problem: Can’t download Windows 10

If you have Windows 7 or 8, you’re supposed to get the Windows 10 update automatically by simply clicking the upgrade icon in your system tray on the bottom right. However, if the automatic download doesn’t start, you might have issues with the installation.



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Solution

The easiest thing for you to do in order to obtain Windows 10 is to download the official Microsoft Windows 10 download tool. You can install Windows 10 in 3 easy steps: download the .iso file, store it on your USB drive or a DVD, and start the installation process.



Problem: Automatic updates

Unlike the previous versions of Windows, in Windows 10 all updates are mandatory, meaning you can’t just refuse to download and install a new update. It’s not that bad: automatic updates mean you’ll always have the latest, most advanced and secure version of the operating system. At the same time constant updates can cause crashes and glitches in your system.

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Solution

The only way you can stop Windows 10 from updating automatically is by using your firewall to prevent automatic downloads. Additionally, if your system crashed after installing a certain update or driver, you can find the instructions for uninstalling them on Microsoft’s support page.



Problem: Your Wi-Fi password is shared with your contacts

One of the newest features introduced in Windows is Wi-Fi Sense – a feature that allows you to easily and automatically share access to your Wi-Fi network with contacts from you Facebook, Skype or Outlook. Obviously, not everyone is happy with having to share their passwords, so it’s understandable that users are looking for ways to solve this problem.

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Solution

Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi settings on your Windows 10 computer or laptop. There you can turn off password sharing completely, or select where the system will get your contacts: for example, you can exclude Facebook but include Skype. Also make sure to turn off automatic connection to Wi-Fi networks shared by your contacts, as not all Wi-Fi networks, especially open ones, are safe.

Problem: Bluetooth isn’t working

This issue is common for Windows 10 users: they experience troubles trying to connect their mobile phone, tablet PC, mouse, keyboard, and other devices. If your Bluetooth device is fully charged and works properly, and you still can’t connect your device to your computer, it means that Windows 10 is having troubles connecting them.



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Solution

First you need to make sure that Bluetooth is turned on both in your computer and your device. If the connection isn’t built by then, try uninstalling the Bluetooth driver and installing it back. If it still doesn’t help, get ready to patiently wait for the next Microsoft Windows 10 update.

Problem: Windows Store doesn’t let you download the apps

Right after the release of Windows 10 a lot of users complained about difficulties with app download and installation. It might happen due to servers being busy, or because of issues with your PC. Either way, with the Windows Store not working you won’t be able to access thousands of useful apps and games.



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Solution

If you can open the Windows Store but can’t download the apps, check your download queue – it might be full. If not, go to Settings > Time & language to see if your country and time are displayed correctly – if the location and time are wrong, the system will prevent you from accessing the store. As soon as this issue is resolved, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of Windows Store and its selection of apps.




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We can safely say that Windows 10 is a smashing success for Microsoft, and it’s getting more and more popular in Nigeria. What do you think about Windows 10? Have you had any troubles with it? Tell us in the comments!

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