Windows 10 Common Issues And How To Fix Them

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest innovation on the operating systems front, has begun deploying to users almost two weeks ago. But, as software developers must very well know, bugs sneak into any code, no matter how well it’s verified. Windows 10 is not an exception. With the number of PCs running Windows 10 growing, people start reporting the first issues with the new and improved windows. Here are the most common ones, and ways to solve them.

1. Activation fails

Several users have reported that Windows 10 failed to activate itself over the internet shortly after the update was installed on their computers. But there is no use to worry, you won’t need to revert to your previous Windows or buy a new license – the glitch usually solves itself on its own after a few minutes, without the need to contact Microsoft about it.

2. Edge does not import your favorites

When installing Firefox, the browser will offer you the possibility to import bookmarks and favorites from your previous browser (unless it was another version of Firefox, of course). Microsoft should have introduced a similar feature into Edge, its new default browser. But it didn’t, so you will have to import your bookmarks manually.

To do this, go to Settings, select Import Favorites from Another Browser, choose your old browser and click OK. Edge will do the rest for you.

3. Connectivity issues

A pretty common issue reported by several users is their WiFi suddenly cutting out, and failing to reconnect. The problem is common through several Windows versions, which can simply be solved by restarting the computer. Actually, I’ve been using Windows 7 for years without WiFi issues, but hey – maybe it’s my luck, maybe it’s my hardware.

The WiFi connection on Windows 10 failed me just once, when I tried to visit and join Royal Vegas casino today to test it on the new, Edge browser, but the problem didn’t persist – it seems to have been a router issue, which was solved by a reset. I managed to join Royal Vegas and play for several hours afterwards without any issues whatsoever. I lost myself in their library of over 700 titles, and redeemed a few of their amazing specials. What I loved most about Royal Vegas is how easy it to do anything – sign up, play a casino game, make a deposit, unlock a bonus, and contact support. Their user interface is fantastic and very easy to use, with the directions and links displayed clearly. More importantly, they have awesome casino games. The casino can be accessed on your Windows PC and Windows Mobile devices, so I really like that.

According to reports, disabling WiFi sharing in Windows 10 can solve a part of the connectivity problems. To do this, go to Settings app from the Start Menu, open Change WiFi Settings, click Manage WiFi Settings and uncheck “For networks I select, share them with.” While you’re there, you might want to disable “Connect to suggested open hotspots” and “Connect to networks shared by my contacts.” too.

4. Subfolders in the Email App

Apparently Windows 10 doesn’t allow for the creation of subfolders in its Email app. This is a step back from Windows 8, which allowed users to organize their mails in subfolders. In Windows 10 there is no support for such a thing – possibly a future update will solve this omission.

5. Google Chrome misbehavior

Many users have reported Google Chrome misbehaving on Windows 10. The reported issues include slow-downs, especially when performing resource-hungry tasks like video streaming. There is no use to wait for Microsoft to fix this – it’s up to Google to do it. Until then you can disable your extensions to free up RAM and CPU power.

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