While Windows 10 has earned acclaim for being an operating system that made consumers forget about Windows 8, it’s rare to find a newly released software that is error free. In fact, a couple of issues were found with Windows 10. This article will detail more problems that you may encounter and how you can fix them.
#1: Windows 7 or 8 can’t be upgraded to Windows 10
As long as a system is perfectly compatible (not just in terms of software), updating to Windows 10 should be a possibility. Users of Windows 7 or 8 are lucky in that they can up their Windows version to the latest one. However, they have ran into issues encountered when trying to do so. If this is the case, try the following:
- Run Windows Update from the Control Panel. This is to make sure your PC is up to date.
- Use the Media Creation Tool rather than depend on the Get Windows 10 app. You can download this tool on the Microsoft site.
- Ensure that hardware Disable Execution Prevention is turned on in the BIOS.
#2: Can’t update to latest Windows 10 version
The Windows 10 Fall update was a significant update when it was rolled out in November. However, a lot of users haven’t been able to install the update automatically. If you have run into this problem, here’s what you can do:
- Check if you really missed the update. You can do this by hitting the Start Menu, searching for winver then hit Enter. If the build version of your OS is still 10240, then your version wasn’t upgraded.
- Use Media Creation Tool to upgrade your PC. Just make sure that every other option is correct. For instance, make sure that the installer is set to keep personal files and apps so everything remains untouched.
#3: Windows Update doesn’t seem to be working
If your OS still hasn’t been upgraded to the latest version, download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter. After that, reboot and try the update again.
#4: Privacy and data default issues
Not a lot of users are happy with the data sharing defaults in Windows 10. if you’re concerned about your data, it’s encouraged to check your defaults frequently. This can be done through the Start Menu where you run the Settings app then click Privacy. Check which options you’re comfortable with. For instance, if you don’t want apps to access your camera or microphone, turn those options off.
#5: Unavailability of Enable System Restore feature
System Restore isn’t enabled by default in Windows 10 and that is confusing. The good thing is, you can enable it yourself by searching for “Create a restore point” in the Start Menu. Highlight the system drive then click Configure then select Turn on system protection. Set the appropriate amount of maximum disk space using the slider.