Windows 10 Problems and Solutions

6 Most Common Windows 10 Problems and Solutions

Windows is one of the most common and widely used operating systems, and it is frequently updated. The latest one till now is Windows 10. The intent is always noble while releasing an update but along with new features, there are also new problems. Here, we will highlight some basic issues that have surfaced while using the new Windows 10. These problems are specific to this particular window as they were not found in the older versions like windows 8 and windows 7.

Some of the Windows 10 problems are easy to tackle and can be fixed easily. If you are a newbie and worried about unexpected things happening, we can help you fix your computer. Here are the 15 Most Common Windows 10 Problems and Solutions that everyone must be aware of. If these solutions are not able to fix your problems, feel free to contact us. And also if you are facing something apart from these problems, do let us know in the comment section.

Common Windows 10 Problems and Solutions

Installing Microsoft Apps

As you can already guess, the problem here is quite a common one. The apps from Microsoft Store are finding it difficult to install or update. There could be various reasons behind this troublesome problem. The most common one could be the outdated version of Windows. Make sure that you have the latest Update . To make sure you have no pending updates, click on the start button > Update and security> Windows update> check for updates. If you find an update, select it and install it.

However, if this is not the complete solution. After updating Windows 10, you will have to run the inbuilt troubleshooter to fix the problem. To do so, follow the following steps:

  1. Open Windows 10 Settings, then click on “Update & security”.

  2. On doing so, you will find a menu in the left panel, look for “Troubleshoot,” and click on it.
  1. Next, click on Additional troubleshooters as shown in the image.
  1. Scroll down to the bottom, then click on the Windows Store Apps under which you will find “Run the troubleshoot.” Click on it.
  1. The previous step will run the inbuilt troubleshooter, and it will fix the problems related to the Windows Store Apps.

That should fix your problem. If it does not, you can opt for another option to delete all the cache of the Microsoft Store App and reset it.

Background apps stealing resources.

Background apps are those apps that run in the background and constantly keep on draining the resources. The thing that makes them most dangerous is that they are always active even when you are not using them. Disabling them enhances the performances. Windows 10 is seen with this most annoying problem. To disable them, follow the steps:

  1. Open “Settings” and click on “Privacy”.
  1. Click on “Background Apps” present on the left panel. This will open a list of apps that can run in the background.
  1. Toggle off the apps that you don’t want, but be careful not to disable the apps necessary for the smooth functioning of the operating system.

Delivery Optimization

Windows Update Delivery Optimization system is a delivery system where windows upload updates that you have downloaded on your PC to another PC on the internet. The sole purpose of this system is to save bandwidth by using the network you use instead of their server. But, the system also uses the network in the background. This is what hampers the performance, but thanks to the disabling feature. Whenever you find any network issues like slow connection, you can disable Delivery Optimization straightaway.

  1. Go to settings, then click on Update & security.
  1. You will find Delivery Optimization in the left panel, click on it.
  1. Next toggle off “Allow downloads from other PCs” and you are done.

That was easy and it should solve your windows 10 problem. However, if you want to use this feature to update PCs connected to the local network, you can go for “PCs on my local network.”

Decrease in storage space after installing Windows 10

This is one of the most primitive Windows 10 problems and is faced frequently. You will find that the storage space has decreased after installing the new windows 10. The main reason behind this is the older version of windows still lingering and taking up space. The files of an older version of windows are not removed if you would like to switch to the previous version. Deleting them is the ultimate solution to clear your storage space.

To remove the old data to free some space, click on the start button and type “cleanup” in the search bar. Disk Cleanup will appear; click on it to open. Next, you will have to select the drive where the OS is installed. In most cases, it is C:/ drive, then click on OK. All work is done, now just wait for the windows to scan for files.

 Wi-Fi Connection Problem

It’s quite easy to run the internet in Windows through Wi-Fi, but sometimes there is a problem finding a Wi-Fi connection, which you can solve by following these steps. But before you follow these steps, you must check whether the VPN software you have installed is compatible with your new OS. If this is not the case, then you should follow these steps.

  1. First of all you have to go to the command prompt (Admin), you can open it by pressing Windows + X followed by key A (for Admin)
  2.  Type in “reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-alad-4 netcfg -v -u dni_dne”
  3. If you are having problems with Wi-Fi connectivity even after doing this, then your driver may have some problems.
  4. You will have to use these methods to solve this problem:-
  5. Go to Device Manager; you can also open it by simply typing “Device Manager” in the search bar.
  1.  Search Network Adapters option and expand on it.
  1.  Right-click the available Network Wireless Adapter Option and click on Update Driver.
  1. Once the driver is updated, your problem will be resolved.

Boost up your PC Speed

Due to the frequent use of PC or the use of many applications, the speed of your Windows becomes very slow. Because of this, you have to face trouble. Slow PC speed can sometimes cause low memory, malware or drive damage. You can fix it using the following methods.

  1. Open up the Task Manager, then go to the Startup tab and select all the unusable background apps from there and disable them.
  1. Press the Windows + R to open the run panel, then type the %temp% in the search field and press the Enter key. After doing this, the Temp file folder will be open, go there, and delete all the files. This will increase the speed of your Windows.
  1. Open the Recycle Bin and delete the existing non-use files there. If you have never deleted files from the Recycle Bin, then doing so will increase the speed of your Windows.