Many Windows users were excited to upgrade their devices to the latest version, because they were disappointed of Windows 8 and they really wanted to ditch Windows 7 and try Windows 10, but the new operating system doesn’t run flawlessly, even if Microsoft updates it regularly. Fortunately, some of the issues can be easily solved and below we’ll tell you what to do when the system starts acting chaotically.
When You Are Unable To Install Updates
There were a few users who complained that they had problems with Windows Update and Microsoft’s solution is to download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter , then restart their computers and try again to install updates. If this method didn’t work for you, then you might consider checking that System Restore is configured, and create a restore point. You will need to use Win+x, select Command Prompt (Admin), and type in “net stop wuauserv” (don’t use the quotes), hit Enter, use this command: “net stop bits” and hit Enter again. You’ll be informed what service stopped or wasn’t running, then you’ll open Explorer and go to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution, where you’ll delete its contents, then reboot, open Windows Update and try again to Check for updates.
Fixing Privacy And Data Defaults
Users are advised to review data-sharing defaults periodically, and they will do that by opening the Start Menu and going to Settings app, then clicking Privacy. In the left-hand panel will be found all areas where the computer shares data. There are many applications that use parts of the computer, such as the camera, microphone and they will surely appear in the lists. If you’re comfortable with these applications having access to your computer’s components, then you should know that the default Feedback & diagnostics setting will send data to Microsoft. By using Windows Defender, you will see a black arrow on which you’ll click and then select Update & Security > Windows Defender. There, you’ll decide if you’re happy with the current default behavior or not.
Enable System Restore
This option is not enabled by default, so if you want to turn it on, then open the Start Menu and search for “Create a restore point”, select it and click the Configure button. Now, click the Turn on system protection and set the amount of maximum disk space – 5GB is enough. However, if you upgrade to version 10586 of Windows 10, this option will be turned off again.
Slow Boot Times
Thanks to the hybrid boot, when shutting down the system, all applications and app processes are terminated and Windows 10 restarts faster. Theoretically. In reality, some users have reported that this process is slow and they wanted to know how to make their devices reboot faster. Well, they should open the Start Menu and search for Power Options, run the matching Control Panel applet and click “Choose” from the left-hand pane, then select Change settings and untick Turn on fast start-up and confirm your action by clicking Save changes. Affected computers will no longer experience slow starts.
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