Windows 10 - It's Here! Bug Fixes, Necessary Updates & Opinion.

Windows 10 Driver Compatibility

When the reservation for Windows 10 appeared on my Yoga 2 Pro I was excited and couldn't wait for July 29th 2015 to come around. Once the day arrived I quickly upgraded my system and then I noticed a few problems.

Unless you're running a Surface Pro 3 we can safely assume that a few if not all of your drivers aren't Windows 10 ready. From what I've seen so far from HP, Lenovo, and Asus, compatible Windows 10 drivers didn't appear until July 23rd to the actual release of Windows 10 on July 29th. So here's what you can do to make sure that you're PC is ready for the upgrade.

  • Type in Google your manufacturers name + Drivers. i.e Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Drivers. The first hits should be to your manufacturers website where you're able to locate the drivers for your PC. If you don't know the name of your PC look on the barcode and type the product number into google then follow the steps.
  • Once you've located your PC models drivers and support page you'll see a list of drivers. Check the release dates of each item i.e. Intel Chipset, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, etc. If you haven't updated them after the release date then download each that applies but do not install them yet.
  • You can cross reference each item in the Control Panel - Uninstall Program page by looking at the dates for each item.
  • After you've downloaded each applicable driver you're ready to upgrade your OS to Windows 10. Follow the prompts to upgrade to Windows 10 by clicking the Windows logo located near the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
  • When you're upgrade has completed open the folder where your downloads are and locate the drivers. Install each driver one at a time - your PC may restart after each installation.

After they're all installed then you are finished and you can begin enjoying Windows 10!

If you're a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro owner and have read my previous article on bug fixes and updates then you may have some of the necessary updates already from the Intel Driver Update Utility, just cross reference versions from the control panel - uninstall a program area with the versions available on the Lenovo site

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Chrome Stopped Working - How to Fix

My biggest issue in the beginning was with Chrome, it just stopped working after my upgrade to Windows 10. After some feedback from some awesome users in the Chrome forums it seems we found the most common fix. Now this hasn't worked for everyone but it has worked for the majority of users experiencing the problem of opening Chrome and nothing happening.

  • On your desktop right-click the Chrome icon and click on Properties. A page will pop-up with tabs, click on the Compatibility tab and uncheck the box in the Compatibility Mode section. Click Apply and then Ok.
  • You may want to restart your computer just for kicks but open Chrome again and you should see your pages start to load.
  • If this method does not work for you then you can try to download Chrome Canary version.

Like I said this may not fix everyone's issue that they're having with Chrome and Windows 10 right now but this has helped the majority of people.

Microsoft Edge - Love it & Hate It

The first news I got about a new browser coming to Microsoft's Windows 10 release was then named "Spartan". Months later we hear official news of this incredibly new browser being named Microsoft Edge. Now that Windows 10 is here we can experience this browser which aesthetically is pleasing but has really left me with Internet Explorer PTSD.

Don't get me wrong Microsoft Edge is wicked fast and the dark theme really streamlines the aesthetic which is pleasing to the eye. There are however some issues that I've having with this still. The first is with the logo, it is still reminiscent of Internet Explorer as well as the overall template of the browser itself. Internet Explorer is something we wanted to literally burn in a pit and never return, yet when I open it I still feel like Internet Explorer which I'm disappointed with. The only major differences are under the hood with speed and with the new inking option which I haven't had a use for just yet. At least with "Spartan" we could have had a completely revamped name, stepped away from the E logo and leave Internet Explorer for good. Instead we get an all too familiar browser with no extensions to block pop-ups and ads that really just feels like Internet Explorer v 3.0. Did I mention the logo is terrible? It's really just a lazy mock-up of the IE logo and I can't stand it. One saving grace aspect to Edge that I've seen so far is how you can preview videos by hovering the mouse over them.

Luckily I've read along the interwebs that Microsoft Edge is set to be compatible with the same extensions that Chrome uses. That's really news to look forward to because I think that if I can use Ad Block and Ghostery with Edge I'd faithfully switch. In the end if Microsoft really wanted to make the best of Windows 10 then everything about should be new and not be reminiscent of failed past. I have high hopes for this new OS and the direction it's moving in I can't wait to see what new additions will be made to future releases.

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RonElFran 16 months ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

I think you've encouraged me to follow the advice I've seen and wait until there's been time enough for some of the initial bugs to be wrung out. Right now, I'm thinking I may wait 6 months before making the change.


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iamJstyle 16 months ago from Idaho Author

Hi Ron! Thanks for reading! I'd say that it may be a smart idea to wait a few months. I'm really hoping that Microsoft Edge gets some revamping and there's some extensions available in the near future. Just make sure that when you are ready to upgrade that you have your Windows 10 compatible drivers installed.


Adrienne 16 months ago

I have windows 10 and my mousepad stopped working to scroll. I've looked on lenovo's page and downloaded the new driver. However I am very new to this, and want to make sure I install it correctly, do I just simply open up the new driver and let it do it's thing?


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iamJstyle 16 months ago from Idaho Author

Yes!!! I had the SAME exact problem with my Y2P. All you have to do is download the .exe file and then click to install and follow the prompts. If your pc doesn't restart itself it would be best to do so when it's done. After the install the scrolling worked wonderfully. The only lingering issues are with Microsoft Edge the scrolling is a bit strange and with chrome I have some gesture issues where it will zoom every so often. I hope this helps!! Let me know if there's anything else.


RobertSkinner 16 months ago

I installed Windows 10 last night and also ran into the trackpad scrolling problem.

On the upside the Windows 10 install solved the problem of the Microsoft Wireless Display Adaptor refusing to connect so I was able to stream video to my tv


Robert 16 months ago

I have a problem with my touchpad is not scrolling and i heard that unistalling the currwnt version and back to the old one is working to fix it. but when i tried to unistall it it says that It could not find the file named SynISDLL.DLL. Can anyone help me out or let me knoe where i can fing that file.

many thanks


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iamJstyle 16 months ago from Idaho Author

Hi Robert,

You need to go to your manufacturers support and drivers page for your laptop or ultrabook model and download the newest compatible trackpad driver for Windows 10. For me I had the same problem and had a Lenovo Y2P, luckily I found the driver on the Lenovo Y2P support and driver page so I was able to download that driver there and it fixed the problem.


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PDXBuys 15 months ago from Oregon

Updated to Win 10 and had serious problems with the Synaptics TouchPad on a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop which is just a few years old. I ran the Dell utility to check for driver updates and it told me I was up to date. Not! Very frustrating. I eventually went to the Dell site and had to manually search for the TouchPad driver update for this model. It downloaded and installed OK, but I had about ten days of lost productivity. With that fixed, Win 10 seems to kill my Wifi connection every time it needs to install an update. It does this continuously, sometimes six or seven times a day. Again, my internet drops and I am forced to reboot - and I lose my work and lose productivity. I have not idea how long this will go on....


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iamJstyle 15 months ago from Idaho Author

Hey PDX thanks for reading! I had the exact same issue with mine luckily Lenovo had all the necessary drivers on their site and easy to find. These automatic update utilities like the one from Dell and HP I've found to be quite a terrible experience. My only lingering problem with my touchpad is that it has strange scrolling in Microsoft Edge and constantly zooms in Chrome but at the very least it works. This isn't a problem with Windows 10 this is an issue with the manufacturers not releasing compatible drivers for Windows 10. I know this because I've worked with a Surface Pro 3 recently and because it's Microsoft product it worked seamlessly. As far as your wifi goes if you're running an Intel Wifi card then download the Intel Driver Update Utility and you'll be able to get the latest driver from Intel. This should give you Intel PROset Wireless updates which your manufacturer will likely not have on their site. Your issue should be fixed then!


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PDXBuys 15 months ago from Oregon

Thanks - I just searched for newer drivers for my network card and Win 10 located one and installed it. I happen to have a Realtek NIC. Will test it for then next few days to see if the driver update helps.


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PDXBuys 15 months ago from Oregon

Still having problems with the wifi failing and a reboot being required. No messages to give me a clue - but I suspect that a Windows update is being installed each time. Annoying because my work is constantly being interrupted or lost. This is insane.


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RomerianReptile 5 months ago

For people who don't want to install Windows 10, I've rounded up some resources here: http://hubpages.com/technology/Avoiding-the-Window...

I only use Windows 8 for a shared machine I use with others for my business, otherwise I use Google Chrome on a machine for throwaway instances and Linux Mint for my home desktop for gaming and office work at home.

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