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10 Common Windows 10 Problems and Solutions

Updated on February 27, 2018

Microsoft has designed Windows 10 meticulously to offer state-of-the-art features & functionalities to its users. Despite the fact, it is most potent Windows version, still it is not free from its own issues and limitations. In this article, we have discussed top 10 Windows 10 problems and solutions for the users.

1. Your system faces issue to install Windows Updates

Windows update files corruption could be the possible reason behind this issue. Here, these files could get corrupted due to system crash, Internet issues, or other issues. To fix this issue, go to This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Windows > SoftwareDistribution > Download and delete all file and folders in this directory. (if you are not able to delete the files/folders, boot your system into “Safe Mode” and try again to delete the files) Reboot your system and try to run Windows Update again.

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2. You are not able to Install or Update Apps from Microsoft Store

If you are not able to update or install apps through Microsoft Store then this could be the problem due to a lot of cache files on your system. Here, you need to clean these cache files to fix the issue. To do this, press Win+R key combination to open Run dialog box. Now type “WSReset.exe” and tap OK. Here, a black window will appear and later disappear itself opening Microsoft Store (if it doesn’t open automatically try to open it manually). Now try to update or install the apps from Microsoft Store.

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3. Turn off Unnecessary Notifications

If you find number of unnecessary notification pop-ups in Action Center that doesn’t really matters to you then you can make a small tweak in your Settings to fix this issue. To do this, go to Settings > System > Notifications & Actions. Here, toggle off all unnecessary notifications from settings and individual apps.

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4. You are not able to Login Automatically

Automatic Login option come disabled by default in Windows 10 system. Here, you need to enable this feature, if you are not able to automatically login to your Microsoft account. To enable this, open Run dialog box (Win+R combination), type “netplwiz” and tap Enter Now on User Accounts window, select the account you wish to change setting for and uncheck checkbox next to option called “Users must enter a username and password to use this computer”. Now click on OK and follow the onscreen instructions to enable automatic login.

5. Windows 10 consumes lot of data

If you are facing this issue due to automatic updates and other apps consuming lot of data on Windows 10 system then you can fix this problem effortlessly with a simple tweak in settings. To do this, connect to the Wi-Fi Hotspot (tethered connection) and open Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Advanced Options and toggle on “Set as metered connection” option.

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6. You are not able to switch ON Windows 10

If you see the message “Your PC needs to be repaired” on your system, then this could happen due to reason when your system fails to find the required files to open. Here it could have happened when you have left USB stick (USB drive or Internet dongle) plugged into your system that may tweak the hard drive’s partition numbers. To fix this problem, simply remove the USB Stick/drive from your system and reboot it. Once your system is ON, you can plug in the USB drive.

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7. Prevent System Installing Driver Automatically

If your system is installing drivers automatically (after upgrade to Windows 10) without notifying you about the driver packages then you can disable this feature by heading to Settings. To fix this issue, open File Explorer and right-click on “This PC” option to open Properties. Now select “Advanced System Settings” from the left pane. It will open a new “System Properties” window. Here, click on Hardware tab > Device Installation Settings > Press NO and click on Save Changes.

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8. Slow Boot Process

The possible reason behind this problem could be a lot of unnecessary programs and services that run during boot time. Here, it prolongs your system boot process and affects your system performance negatively. To deal with it, you should limit login item/s on your system. To do this, right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager. Now on Task Manager window click on Startup tab. Here, scroll down the list to find and remove all unnecessary login items. To remove any item, simply right-click on it and select Disable.

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9. Over Occupied Disk Space

This is one common problem that you can find on all your devices including Windows 10. The Possible reason behind cluttered and over occupied disk space could be a lot of junk files on it. These junk files accumulate on your PC overtime in different forms including cache files, log files, temporary files, duplicate files and other junk files. One possible solution to deal with this unnecessary lot of files is to use built-in “Disk Cleanup” tool. Second, you can use PC cleaner and optimization tools for instant and effective results.

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10. Malware Threat

With increasing number of virus attacks, every single user is under threat. Here, you can find these virus threats in different forms like Trojans, Worms, phishing attacks, ransomware, spyware and other malware threats. To deal with this issue, you can use built-in Windows Defender tool or you can try other reliable security tools for effective results. Further, you should also avoid clicking on suspicious or unknown links to keep your system safe from all cyber threats.

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Conclusion: Using various built-in utilities and features is the best way to deal with various Windows 10 problems effortlessly. Further, you can also use different PC optimization tools for instant and effective results. In this article, we have discussed common problems and solutions for Windows 10 system. If you know few better solutions, feel free to comment below.

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