7 Common Windows 10 Problems and How to Solve Them

Fortunately, the arrival of Windows 10 was very smooth and the new version of Microsoft's operating system is easily one of the best we've seen over the years. With the possibility of free upgrade to Windows 10, the system is rapidly reaching millions of users in record time.

But not all the wonders of the new Windows prevent some obstacles in the way. With so many different computers and devices running the system, it is unfortunate that certain problems happen. If you would like to know common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them, check out our article below!

Also read: 10 Tips for Windows 10 to Start Faster

1. Problems with Google Chrome

As we all know, Google Chrome is the most widely used web browser in the world and of course it is not immune to some minor problems either. Because Windows 10 is still a relatively new system, it could of course have some conflict with certain apps and programs.

In the case of Chrome, many users have reported performance issues, especially on slightly heavier tasks such as streaming videos. This kind of thing usually ends up being resolved by Google itself with updates, but in the meantime, we may recommend trying to reinstall the browser or removing some more demanding extensions.

Even if this sort of thing is not a definitive solution, it can greatly help to work around the problem temporarily.

2. Falling Connection

Nothing worse than having to deal with an unstable connection in your own home, especially if you realize that the problem only happens on one of your electronic devices. This has been the case with a fair number of Windows 10 users who have realized that the Wi-Fi signal is dropping and often does not automatically reconnect.

In fact, this turns out to be a very common problem on many versions of Windows, especially early in its release. This will also resolve itself with future updates from Microsoft, but if you encounter this problem with your PC, try restarting your router or computer.

This may seem pretty silly and obvious to many people, but it is exactly what works most of the time that the connectivity problem occurs.

3. Printer Not Responding

Problems with operating system updates and printers are very common, so don't worry if your printer isn't responding to your commands or is being properly recognized by Windows. The first thing to do is to go to your machine manufacturer's website and check for any updates or drivers that can be downloaded and installed to resolve the issue. This may not help all users as it is a solution that depends too much on the company responsible for your printer.

If that does not solve your problem, there is a more drastic but sure-to-work solution: uninstall the printer software and install it again as if it were your first time.

4. Files opening in different apps

Suddenly you installed Windows 10 on your computer and realized that your files are being opened by different programs and applications than they were in the previous version of the operating system.

Unfortunately this has happened to almost all users who have not paid much attention to Windows 10 installation settings, as he specifically asks if he can change this.

Fortunately, the solution is very simple and fast! Just right-click one of the files you are opening with a different app and choose the "Open with" option and click "Choose another app."

Decide which app you want to definitely use for this file type in the window that opens and click "Always use this app" to confirm.

5. Specific software crashed

This problem may look very similar to what we reported in the topic above, but may have very different reasons in many cases. Because Windows 10 is a new system, it is expected that not all programs or applications will be compatible with it right away. This obviously results in problems and causes certain programs to simply not work on your computer.

The first thing you should do is quickly research this particular software to see if anyone else is having the same problem as you. The chances of you finding the quick fix this way are very high, so we can't help but recommend this action.

Another thing you can do is go to the software developer's website and see if they have released any updates that support Windows 10. Fortunately, Microsoft has done everything possible to ensure that most backward-compatible programs have Windows 10 support, so you should not encounter this problem as often.

6. Automatic Updates

We know how much most Windows users hate the fact that the system automatically downloads and updates, but unlike previous versions, Windows 10 doesn't allow you to turn it off in Windows Update.

That is, whether you like it or not, Windows will download all available updates and install them on your PC as soon as possible. What you can do is to delay the installation of these updates by not restarting the computer. This is obviously not a perfect solution, but less gives you enough time to search the internet if the update in question has brought any problems or bugs to other users' systems.

7. Upgrade will no longer be free

This may not seem like a big problem right now, but it will be for many Windows users soon. As we know, Windows 10 can be downloaded and installed for free by anyone who has an original copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8, but it will only last 1 year.

In the middle of 2016, Windows 10 will have to be purchased by anyone who wants to use the system on their devices, so don't wait too long to upgrade your computer if you haven't already done so.

Did you like our list of the most common Windows 10 issues and the solutions we recommend? Leave your comment saying if you have had any of these problems on your computer and we will help you solve it. If you have any questions, also be sure to tell us!

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