Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft, has been riddled with issues since the outset. I was startled to find that a few weeks after using Windows 10 the Start button had disappeared! What’s worse is that Microsoft is now trying to trick users into upgrading without them even realizing it.
Many Windows 10 users are still faced with some serious issues when using this operating system. Luckily many of these common issues can actually be fixed without much difficulty. Here is a list of some of the top issues faced by Windows 10 users along with steps that you can follow to resolve them.
Can’t upgrade to Windows 10 From Windows 7 or Windows 8
Even though Microsoft have given the opportunity for Windows users to upgrade directly from Windows 7 or Windows 8, many people still can’t figure out how to do it. In order to upgrade to Windows 10 you will need to go to the Windows Update area in your Control Panel and check for available updates. If not, you can also go to the Windows 10 Software Download page and download Windows 10 from there.
Windows 10 has Reduced Free Storage Space
When you upgrade your PC to Windows 10, the previous OS will not get removed. This means they can be taking up valuable space on your hard disk. Windows 10 has an in-built Disk Clean-Up app that you can use to remove these older versions and other unnecessary data. the Disk Clean-Up app will first run a scan and then give you the option of deleting unwanted files. To find older versions of Windows make sure you click on “Clean up system files”.
How to Access Windows Safe Mode
If you have an issue with Windows 10 you may want to boot up in safe mode. Pressing F8 is not going to work in Windows 10. You’ll need to go to the Start menu and click on the Power button. Hold down the Shift key while clicking on Restart to reboot in Safe Mode.
How to Enable System Restore
Windows 10 users also complain that System Restore is not enabled on their computer by default. In order to turn it on, you just need to search for “Create a restore point” on the start menu. Then you need to click on the system drive, choose Configure button and then turn on System Protection. This can save you from a lot of heart ache if things go wrong with your computer down the road.
Slow Boot Times
Is your computer booting up slowly? There are a couple of issues that could cause slow boot times. The first is that Windows 10 has a Fast Startup option in the power settings. To find it click on Control Panel, go to Power Options and then under Shutdown Settings make sure that Fast Startup is checked.
Apps that run during startup may also cause slow boot speeds. To check which programs are set to run as soon as Windows 10 starts press Ctrl, Shift and Esc to go to the Task Manager. Click on the Startup tab and disable those programs that you don’t need to load up when Windows starts.