16 Common Windows 10 Problems & How to Fix Them

Millions of users have either upgraded to or purchased new PCs that come with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system. The operating system is the best Microsoft has offered in a while, mixing things that users loved about Windows 8 and the utility of Windows 7. It hasn’t all been a success, though. There are some common Windows 10 problems that still crop up daily.

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Read: Windows 10 Review: A Love Affair

Microsoft plans to release new features and software changes to address Windows 10 problems for years to come. For example, the debut of the Windows 10 Creators Update is set for this spring. Every month, it’s also releasing new fixes to address issues. Until those fixes are available, here are some relatively easy ways to address the problems some people are running into frequently.

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Common Windows 10 Problems: Windows 10 Battery Problems

If you suddenly find your notebook, tablet or 2-in-1’s battery doesn’t last as long as it should, it may be time to turn on Windows 10’s Battery Saver feature.

Tap or click on the battery button in the right side of the Taskbar.

Read: How to Get Better Windows 10 Battery Life

Either dim your device’s display by tapping the button on the right or turn on Battery Saver to dim your screen and cut down on the notifications and extras running in the background.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Fix Windows 10 Game Streaming Problems

The new Xbox on Windows app allows users to stream their gaming sessions directly from their Xbox One to their PC. This is particularly helpful when you’re in another room and don’t want to move to play your favorite games. Sometimes you’re going to have issues with game streaming. Specifically, you’ll run into some choppiness in the video.

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Test Xbox One game streaming by opening the Xbox app.

Now go to the Connect area and look at the signal indicator to the left of your device’s name. If it’s red you will definitely run into some streaming issues.

To fix Windows 10 game streaming problems, first connect your Xbox One directly to your wireless router to see if that’s the problem. If it is, your wireless router may be too slow to handle the feature. You’ll need to purchase a new one or stay wired to your network when using game streaming. You could also try adjusting the video quality of your stream to put less stress on your network.

Also, a lot of people seem to forget that streaming requires that the game be digital or you have your physical copy already in the disc drive.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Fix Windows 10 Camera App

Windows 10 has a camera app that lets you capture pictures with your device’s built-in camera. Sometimes the camera app will get stuck, leaving you without the ability to switch between multiple cameras on your device or capture a photo. If this happens, close the Camera app and look for other apps that might be using the camera.

Common Windows 10 Problems: How to Fix Windows 10 Problems If Nothing Else Works

If you’re having serious issues with Windows 10 after an upgrade, you can always have the operating system delete itself and reinstall without removing your files.

Click or tap on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Tap or click on Settings. Tap or click on Update & Recovery. Tap or click on Recovery. Tap or click on Reset This PC.

Whether you choose to delete all of your files along with Windows 10 is up to you. Once done, deleting, Windows 10 will install itself again. This should fix any issues you have with the operating system. Now that if you upgraded your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC to Windows 10, you’ll also have the option to go back to your previous operating system.

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Common Windows 10 Problems: How to Fix Windows 10 Apps

Windows 10’s different apps are cool and new, but some of them still have issues. A few will crash on you consistently right now.

Try closing the app by tapping or clicking on the X in the top right corner of the app. If you’re in Tablet Mode, place your finger at the top edge of your screen and drag the app towards the bottom of your screen.

Now reopen it.

Go to the Windows Store to reinstall an app if you continue to have issues with it not working correctly or loading.

Common Windows 10 Problems: How to Add Music to Microsoft Groove

Windows Media Player is still around in Windows 10, but Microsoft isn’t encouraging anyone to use it. Instead, it’s rebuilt Xbox Music for the operating system. Groove Music allows users to stream music from Microsoft servers or play music that they already own. To add songs to Groove Music, drop them in the Music folder on your PC.

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Read: 12 Microsoft Groove Music Tips & Tricks

If you don’t want to move your music files, open Groove Music.

Click or tap on the Settings cog in the bottom left corner of the app. Tap or click on the Choose Where We Look for Music link.

Common Windows 10 Problems: OneDrive Files Are Missing

For Windows 10, Microsoft went back to the drawing board on OneDrive, its online storage service. In Windows 8.1, users could store things on their OneDrive account and have tiny placeholder files for browsing that content on their PC. That’s gone on Windows 10.

Read: Is Microsoft OneDrive Worth Buying?

To see all the files stored on your OneDrive account you’ll need to have those files sync to your PC. You can also view them all at OneDrive.com. That site is also the best place for monitoring how much free storage space you have left.

Common Windows 10 Problems: How to Open Web Pages in Internet Explorer

Microsoft Edge is the new replacement for Internet Explorer. The company says that it’s faster, more touch friendly and easier to use than the two versions of Internet Explorer the company included in Windows 8.1. Over time, Microsoft Edge should become more reliable, but right now it’s very, very buggy on some sites.

If a site continuously gives you issues in Microsoft Edge, tap or click on the three dots in the top-right corner.

Select Open in Internet Explorer.

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Common Windows 10 Problems: Cortana Doesn’t Work

We’ll have to wait for Microsoft to address some of the issues with Cortana not responding when you tap or click on the microphone icon in the Taskbar. If your problem is that she isn’t hearing you well when you give audio commands, try going into Cortana’s settings using the Notebook Icon on the left side of her Window. Adjust for volume again, spend some time adding your voice print if you’re in a reasonably quiet space.

Read: How to Use Hey Cortana with Windows 10

Cortana isn’t available in every country yet, which would explain why you might be missing the personal assistant. Even if Cortana is available in your region, some features may not be.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Can’t Edit Documents in Word Mobile & Office 365

Microsoft shocked the world when it announced that it’d give away access to its Office Mobile apps. So many people took advantage of the apps in testing that many forgot they aren’t entirely free. Officially, Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile are only free to users with a device that has a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches.

Every one else needs an Office 365 subscription.

Read: How to Get Free Microsoft Office in Windows 10

Common Windows 10 Problems: Movies & TV Won’t Stream Video

Microsoft’s new Movies & TV app allows users to stream the content they’ve purchased or store it locally for playback. The former is useful if you really want to start watching something immediately. Local playback is great for planes, trains and other situations where connecting to Microsoft’s servers isn’t a possibility.

Even with recent updates, sometimes Movies & TV simply won’t start streaming the content that users have purchased. When this happens, close the app by clicking on the X in the top-right corner of your screen. Touch users should swipe their finger downward from the top edge of their screen and tap the Close button in the right corner.

Starting the app up again should fix the issue.

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Common Windows 10 Problems: Start Menu Won’t Open

There are some problems that have plagued Windows 10 since its launch in 2015. Windows 10’s Start Menu may be both touch and keyboard-friendly, but it has big issues with reliability on some systems. Often times, it’ll take longer than it should loading. On rare occasions, it just won’t load at all.

If this is happening to you, try restarting your device. If it keeps happening, check out What to Do When the Windows 10 Start Menu Won’t Open.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Microsoft Edge Won’t Open Web Pages

Sometimes, Microsoft Edge fails to open a web page that you’ve navigated to before without issue. When this happens, try creating an In-Private Tab by clicking on the three dots in the address bar and selecting In-Private Tab.

Now navigate to the page that didn’t work before. This is a temporary fix until Microsoft addresses some of the issues still affecting the operating system.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Can’t Get Sound

If you’re trying to listen to music or watch a video, but don’t get any sound from your PC, start by clicking on the speaker icon on the right side of the Taskbar at the bottom of your screen. First check the volume, then click on any arrows you might see that allow you to switch which device you are sending sound too. (Note that this only surfaces if you have Bluetooth or a second set of speakers connected.)

Definitely, try restarting your device.

Common Windows 10 Problems: Missing Restore Media (New)

Microsoft designed the Windows 10 Recovery Tools to keep users from having to reinstall their operating system from flash drives and DVDs. In most situations, that’s exactly how it behaves. Sometimes that’s not the case, though. You may be informed that you’re missing the necessary media to refresh your PC when trying to refresh or restore.

Read: How to Reset Windows 10 Notebooks, Desktops and Tablets

If this happens to you, you’ll need to download recovery media from the company that made your notebook, desktop or tablet. Some companies will let you download a copy free of charge. Others may charge you.


Common Windows 10 Problems: Can’t Download Apps from the Windows Store

The Windows Store lets you download or purchase as many apps as you want, but it doesn’t allow you to install them on as many PCs as it once did. In fact, the store now includes the Xbox One in the 10 devices that you can install apps on.

Read: How to Delete Devices from Your Microsoft Account

Once you reach that 10 device limit you’ll need to go to Account.Microsoft.com to remove one of your older devices.

Good luck using Windows 10.

142 Comments

  1. colin.newton

    07/29/2015 at 8:38 pm

    my.spacebar.atsign.andnumbersoneandtwo.stopped.working…ForatsignuseAlt64

    Reply

    • David Jamison

      08/01/2015 at 12:23 pm

      spacebar.and.other.keys.quit.working.after.installing.windows.10.somebody.help.

      Reply

      • CJ

        08/03/2015 at 8:33 pm

        Same_problem_here._Toshiba_Satellite_laptop.

        Reply

        • Random Tangents

          08/06/2015 at 3:01 am

          Also have a Toshiba satellite and NOTHING WILL LOAD. I cannot even get settings to run to revert back.

          Reply

          • IndiBuddy

            08/09/2015 at 11:11 am

            I also have a toshiba laptop and my media player has stopped working along with winzip.

          • Ruby Lynn

            08/29/2015 at 8:51 am

            i agree i use to be able to down load a photo and it open right away it wont work at all now

  2. Ray

    07/30/2015 at 8:29 am

    Cannot stream or use windows media player

    Reply

  3. Gibhunter

    07/30/2015 at 12:39 pm

    how do you switch from one user account to another when you use picture password? in windows 8.1 you can click to change user.. in windows 10 from the lock screen I see no way to switch user! frustrating!

    Reply

    • Sitton Pretty

      08/19/2015 at 7:07 pm

      Download the Classic Shell file. http://www.classicshell.net/ . You get that option with this Start Menu app.

      Reply

    • kiran nair

      02/28/2016 at 2:46 am

      as soon you the photo box appears it will blink continuously at same moment press alt ctrl del and then you need to uninstall that programm from your laptop

      Reply

  4. David Hill

    07/30/2015 at 1:35 pm

    My PC crashes every fifteen minutes with the message “thread stuck in device driver”, also I have no sound. Spoke to the manufacturer HP, they said they are bugs we are working to fix them and will contact you in 48 hours.

    Now I am using my old machine and Windows 7!

    Reply

  5. clifford

    07/30/2015 at 6:19 pm

    Internal_Power_Error. about every 5 -10 min. Rolled back to 8.1 maybe there will be a fix soon!

    Reply

    • Junjou

      08/02/2015 at 10:32 am

      theres no fix yet but a way you can stop it in win10 is to disable any other graphic drivers and just rely on integrated (assuming you have hybrid graphics)

      Reply

  6. Terry krueger

    07/30/2015 at 7:55 pm

    Cannot get on the internet

    Reply

    • Dan

      08/10/2015 at 1:50 am

      Said the man on the internet

      Reply

      • wright80

        08/16/2015 at 10:12 am

        Yeah, cause he can’t possibly be using a different device to access the internet.

        Reply

      • Bob

        02/02/2016 at 1:53 pm

        good one

        Reply

  7. Terry krueger

    07/30/2015 at 7:59 pm

    Mine won’t roll back to 7 it says files removed from this computer

    Reply

    • Incomitatus

      08/10/2015 at 7:52 pm

      Be very careful if you rollback-I couldn’t get on the Internet after 7 hours of trying so I decided to revert to Windows 7-After the first reboot I found both my Windows 7 & Windows 10 installation files had been corrupted.

      Reply

  8. aflowerfairybohemimomwolf

    07/30/2015 at 8:28 pm

    My Settings won’t open, and rollback offers me Windows 7 only when I never had it! I got this computer with Windows 8 on it and had upgraded to 8.1. No joy here.

    Reply

    • David

      07/31/2015 at 10:12 pm

      Same here, I hope they fix this fast.

      Reply

  9. sdhjfksfjhkasd

    07/31/2015 at 1:06 am

    Dude, you should do your research properly, you can easily do the upgrade whenever you want, http://www.cnet.com/how-to/jump-the-line-and-get-windows-10-right-now/ it’s easy, but you need to change your region and language to us if you don’t live there

    Reply

  10. B

    07/31/2015 at 9:43 pm

    I have no sound at all yet it shows movement in the sound bar

    Reply

    • joe

      08/09/2015 at 9:30 pm

      me too i dont know what to do

      Reply

      • R

        08/10/2015 at 2:27 pm

        Same. It’s so annoying.

        Reply

    • Joe

      08/18/2015 at 9:58 pm

      so its not only me. anyone know of a fix yet?

      Reply

  11. Will

    08/01/2015 at 9:27 am

    When ever try to print get “You’ll need a new app to open this about” error which sends you to the MS “Store”, but it finds nothing.

    Reply

  12. stephen

    08/01/2015 at 3:13 pm

    my problem is with Edge browser, I went to a T.V. site, as i picked a show, a pop-up opened saying a 333 error, blue screen, and a bunch or outher stuff…. Have to use task manage to close the window, now everytime i open edge it goes back to that “warning”

    Reply

    • Jeanna

      08/10/2015 at 10:40 am

      I have the same issue and I am unsure to solve it. Luckily I downloaded Chrome prior to this issue starting and can utilize Chrome with no issues. Edge did not seem compatible with various sites. But now I am unable to use it all because as soon as I open it, it starts an alarm with a pop up that asks if the time is correct and to call a number to fix the issue. Have to forceclose it with task manager.

      Reply

  13. Sandesh

    08/02/2015 at 4:45 am

    video is not playing only audio plays whenever i try to play video have you any solution

    Reply

  14. gaydn

    08/02/2015 at 10:42 am

    I installed k lite codec pack and media player classic home cinema mpc-hc on my new windows 10 and whenever i run a video the player is simply not responding…

    Reply

    • unknown

      08/17/2015 at 7:37 am

      VLC and Final Media Player both work great in fixing this issue

      Reply

  15. Vandy Anderman

    08/02/2015 at 11:06 am

    Left click isn’t working in windows 10.

    Reply

    • NoName

      08/28/2015 at 11:09 pm

      in games?

      Reply

  16. Gustavo Taranto

    08/02/2015 at 3:43 pm

    So many issues, I don’t know where to start. 1) Start button doesn’t work. 2) Microsoft Edge, doesn’t work. 3) Tried resetting the device, only to say that all files have been removed. 4) Volume works sometimes.
    I’ve tried all the fixes out there, nothing works. I’m so starting to regret this “upgrade”. Why can’t Microsoft launch a product once it has been fully tested and all bugs fixed? So frustrating

    Reply

    • Joggi

      08/09/2015 at 10:49 am

      Same here…I have all the stuff you mentioned, plus It says I dont have the right graphics driver or something, so everything is super slow. I have so much stuff that I need to get done, this sucks.

      Reply

  17. wmp

    08/03/2015 at 3:54 am

    windows media player crashes within 15 seconds of opening.

    Reply

    • DanaDotCom

      08/08/2015 at 1:26 pm

      Having the very same problem and it’s EXTREMELY agitating! I even had troubleshooting “fix” the problem (http://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-media-player-has-stopped-working), but that lasted a half hour before it started closing down again. I have WMP set as default player, as I find it very user-friendly. The new player with the update is useless, having much less options. Microsoft really can’t get this problem under control? Smart, technologically skilled, well-paid Microsoft engineers really let a system this flawed on the market? I really feel like this update has made my computer lethargic and much less effective.

      Reply

  18. ronnie tishkevich

    08/03/2015 at 10:18 am

    having trouble with windows 10. a lot of things don’t work I ‘m fairly new on the computer & don’ t know where to turn to or how to get help I wish I just stayed on windows 8. completely lost.

    Reply

  19. jessyka

    08/03/2015 at 10:27 am

    i can’t even load the update it is loading for an hour now and the update havent started instaling yet.
    i have that ”we are working on it” window open with the loading animation but it keep going on and on without ending and finaly start the reboot for the update!

    Reply

  20. Deagle

    08/04/2015 at 6:25 am

    I was downloading windows 10. Now all I have is a blank screen

    Reply

  21. CCantara

    08/05/2015 at 8:34 am

    Windows 10 is the worst version yet and I’ve been using this product since its inception. Bought brand new computer and it worked great with 8.1 for a few weeks. Now nothing opens without a very long wait, (sometimes not at all). Forget Edge. Right click hardly ever works. I’m with Gustavo. For a company that’s been around as long as Microsoft, you’d think they would have the testing phase down by now. Really frustrated. Next time, I may go with a Mac.

    Reply

  22. BAR

    08/05/2015 at 7:36 pm

    Edge have a lot of bugs. I can’t open a new tab, it really sucks!

    Reply

  23. RLO

    08/06/2015 at 6:57 am

    I want to turn OFF Tapping !!! How do I do that? Someone posted about settings…etc….but there is no “tapping box” to click on or off.

    Reply

  24. Kelli

    08/06/2015 at 12:39 pm

    Any resolution for the Windows Media Player crashing every time it’s opened?? It’s getting REALLY OLD, REALLY FAST!!!

    Reply

  25. Evgeny Yankov

    08/06/2015 at 3:25 pm

    In my HP Probook start button doesn’t work after update from Windows 7 Home Edition to Windows10. In other .my laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro after update all work fine?!

    Reply

  26. leonardo

    08/06/2015 at 6:49 pm

    a lot of problem here with I7 8 core Lenovo, with edge I cannot download anything, the other big problem is that many software for my 3d printing doesn’t work or work only if you run like administrator. If somebody have any idea for resolve the problem …..

    Reply

  27. Karen

    08/06/2015 at 11:36 pm

    I have PHOTOS that I need to upload………Windows 10 is preventing me from opening my photos! I wish I had my old 8.1………or even the 7………..I can’t even work because of these bugs…………I also can’t control the sound! What a mess! HELP! HELP!

    Reply

    • Laura Balducci Art

      08/12/2015 at 4:11 pm

      I cant load my pictures to that are for my work please some one help this is so frustrating and my icon on the left that should bring up my work board does nothing can we switch back to our old windows but how if we cant get to our settings help!!!!!

      Reply

    • Sherry

      09/02/2015 at 8:00 pm

      Any answer for the photo problem yet, I can’t upload any photos.

      Reply

  28. Febe

    08/07/2015 at 3:40 am

    I downloaded windows 10 only to loose everything- it comes up error on every move. I can’t access anything, I can’t revert back to windows 7, has no restore date. I am freaking out that I have lost all my photos and documents etc HELP HELP

    Reply

    • Random Tangents

      08/07/2015 at 4:30 am

      I found and update after I reset the windows 10 installation which seems to have fixed most problems. I still can’t get settlers II to work though. It’s in the settings app. It takes a while though.

      Reply

    • Incomitatus

      08/10/2015 at 8:03 pm

      I believe I had the same problem-when I reverted back to Windows 7 my installation files were corrupted. After about 5 hours I used a repair disk to install a backup copy of Windows 7-I know this is not much help if you don’t have a backup. I’ve so far read about four people having problems with file corruption when installing Win 10. All I can recommend is get a Windows 7 DVD or Windows 7 Repair disk and try doing a ‘Windows installation Repair’.

      Reply

  29. MisterDerpenhowser

    08/08/2015 at 1:53 am

    Windows 10 is working pretty well on my Toshiba Satellite, didn’t get the strange keyboard error other Satellite owners got fortunately. Actually everything seems be running pretty well with the exception of web based streaming sites that aren’t YouTube although I may have just fixed the ‘green screen’ by disabling hardware acceleration in adobe flash player settings.

    Reply

  30. Shailesh

    08/08/2015 at 4:43 am

    can anybody help for my Windows 7 on Dell Inspiron has crashed after upgrade to windows 10..

    Getting into options of Recovery and Reset this PC , Rolling to previous Build, Repair this PC..
    nothing is working …and i am left with no options to save my data backup…

    My DELL HDD diagnostic has also aletred me that the HDD has lost its BOOT Sector and HDD is unreadable…and so it should be replaced.

    PL help if anybody has any solution to delete this Windows 10 installed OS from commandprompt and recover my Windows 7…

    Reply

    • Incomitatus

      08/10/2015 at 8:11 pm

      If you have a Windows 7 Repair disk use it to format your system drive and install a backup of Windows 7-pretty much the same thing happened to my Dell. I believe the some of your FILES are unreadable not the HDD itself-before doing a complete install-try running CHKDSK /r from the command prompt.

      Reply

  31. mmmmpppp

    08/08/2015 at 3:40 pm

    I can print a test page from printer properties, but apps can only print if run as administrator.

    Reply

  32. Gordon Lam

    08/08/2015 at 5:29 pm

    man this is creating a nightmare, I had a stable WIN 7 O/S and now Win10 has no sound
    I wish I can revert back to Wins 7 this is bullshit guys you roll a piece of shit product. Everyone is in an upraor, disrupt my productivity and usage of my PC.

    GArbage roll out for Windows 10, it doesn’t work !!

    Reply

  33. kelly

    08/08/2015 at 9:56 pm

    edge does not work at all but chrome does

    Reply

  34. Josh

    08/09/2015 at 4:58 am

    I’m having a problem that the internet can’t solve. When I doubleclick a torrent in utorrent, a windows explorer window will open. If I move or touch the window, it will quickly close and re-open. Additionally, if I close the window, it will re-open. It doesn’t re-open again, just the one time.
    And my Mail and Calendar apps don’t work. They open for five seconds and then close with no error message. And the PowerShell commands that supposedly worked in the betas don’t work now.
    The problems are small so I’m not willing to do a system restore. I’m going to wait to see if Microsoft will fix this issue in an upcoming update.

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  35. Rae

    08/09/2015 at 4:00 pm

    Windows 10 completely crashed my Toshiba Satellite. Do not install on your laptop. I lost everything. Computer completely blank. It was like having an empty laptop. Could not go to system restore. Said there was no administrator on laptop. Windows 10 is crap. Put laptop in shop, they put back in 8.1 but could not help with files, photos, work I lost. Back to 8.1 and will stay with 8.1 until I buy a new laptop with Windows 10 already installed.

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    • Josh

      08/09/2015 at 4:04 pm

      In the future, you should make a backup of your files. Can’t trust your files on just one hard drive. Especially when upgrading to a new operating system.

      Reply

  36. blurted

    08/10/2015 at 12:57 am

    how long does everyone wait for this so called EDGE to work right ? so far I have to keep rebooting the system every half hour , and the mmmmmm crap is annoying and pages not loading correctly .
    SHOW ME THE LINUX SAVIOUR

    Reply

    • Bev

      08/10/2015 at 10:32 pm

      I’ve always used google chrome. Easy easy, no complications. Nothing added. I hope to god they dont decide to change it cos nothing is broken

      Reply

  37. Chris Martin

    08/10/2015 at 9:23 pm

    I have attempted to load Win 10 3 times now after receiving a message saying that I can update. After loading the upgrade from 8.1 it goes through the installing, restarting while loading, this happens about 3 or 4 times, then I get a message that it is reinstalling my previous version of Windows!!!!!

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  38. Bev Murphy

    08/10/2015 at 10:28 pm

    Windows 10 loaded easily to my PC. Yay, I thought. My problem is that when I click onto a library ie: Pictures – I cannot “see” the pictures, only the icon for whatever app is the default app. I can’t find a way to “see” my pics before I upload them to sites!! Very frustrating. Some of my video files have been trashed & my purchased AVG virus protection is gone.

    Reply

  39. Mark

    08/11/2015 at 6:56 am

    half of videos dont appear properly

    Reply

  40. Gordon

    08/11/2015 at 8:56 am

    Trying to load Windows 10 over 8.1 on Toshiba Satellite lap top it kept restarting because of the problem: Kernel Auto Boost Lock Acquisition with raised IRQL,.This means nothing to me. Eventaully it finished with Windows 10 desk top partly covering windoows 8 desk top. I was able to reinstall windows 8.1 and am loath to try windows 10 again.

    Reply

    • berk

      08/25/2015 at 3:48 am

      hello, i have same problem with u. Can u solve it?

      Reply

  41. sole

    08/15/2015 at 7:31 pm

    hi Guys;

    I have Toshiba Laptop ,I lost my Audio after upgrading to 10 from 7 .Driver looks fine and says properly installed .

    Any Idea?

    Reply

  42. Peter Nark

    08/19/2015 at 4:37 am

    Just upgaded from vîsta. After logging in, screen flashes in excess of 2 times per second. Pevents me from accessing start. Resets typing after 2 letters, so cannot type msconfig ( for example). Only access is through contrl-alt-delete, but as i said, cannot type fast enough between flashes. Please help!!!

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  43. Keith

    08/19/2015 at 5:04 am

    Win 10 stopped all my sound playback working thru several players. As I do radio work and could not fix problem, I reverted to Win7. All sound back but now all my Word files are read only and I cannot edit them! I didn’t want Edge or tablet apps and Win 10 took up a huge amount of drive space and took longer to start up. Is this going to be another Vista?

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  44. TeresaR

    08/19/2015 at 3:13 pm

    You forgot to add “if all else fails throw the computer away, because now it’s a rock”. Yes, we are looking for our backup bootup cd’s, and trying to get back into the system, because we’re stuck at a black screen with an active mouse icon. Tried the “type in your password” which seems to work, only it brings it right back to the black screen. This happened when trying to get the pc to safe mode because the 60 meg internet was testing at less than 1/4 meg because the hunk of rock was so slow. Thanks for nothing, Microsoft.

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    • Windows Hater

      08/19/2015 at 5:45 pm

      This is exactly what happened to me! Im completely stuck in a damn black screen. I’ve never regretted anything more than downloading this damn windows. After this I wont ever get another Windows pc ever.

      Reply

  45. Windows Hater

    08/19/2015 at 5:41 pm

    I simply pressed the download bottom to windows 10 and since then my computer wont even start, it just have a black screen forever, so I cant even go back or change anything. Basically I lost my computer and will have to pay someone to fix something that wasn’t broken.

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  46. Carol Harrison

    08/20/2015 at 3:35 am

    I have Toshiba laptop stopped working altogether since windows 10 loaded first day it froze second day totally went off been like that for 4 days now and can’t do any fixes suggested as wont turn on

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  47. TimGS

    08/20/2015 at 5:38 am

    “Edge” does NOT give you the option to close only one tab when you click the “X”. At least Explorer gave you the option to close only one tab. Now it is ALL or CANCEL. How un user friendly is that?

    Reply

  48. Ripu

    08/20/2015 at 6:40 am

    any solution ???

    Peter Nark 08/19/2015 at 4:37 am

    Just upgaded from vîsta. After logging in, screen flashes in excess of 2 times per second. Pevents me from accessing start. Resets typing after 2 letters, so cannot type msconfig ( for example). Only access is through contrl-alt-delete, but as i said, cannot type fast enough between flashes. Please help!!!

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  49. Stefan

    08/20/2015 at 11:30 am

    @Ripu Did you Install Aero Glass?? …as I had problem with it and had to be super quick to uninstall it and it took like a couple of tries before I got it uninstalled…..or you could make it easy in falesafe mode and unistall it….if you did not use this program then it might be another one craching stuff……
    Anyhow I went back to Windows 8.1 as the sound in Windows 10 suck balls when watching movies in VLC or in Kodi…..The Bass (Base) sound is gone because windows 10 have created some sorround thing that can’t be shut off……you can see that if you right click on your speaker icon….earlier Windows versions did not have that so am figuring this is what mess with the sound. ,anyhow I hope your issue will be fixed.

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  50. Dane Lavery

    08/22/2015 at 5:09 pm

    Had Windows 7 – nice stable OS…MS invites me to Download Windows 10…I check around and seems like mostly positive write up from bloggers so…I download…After the files are downloaded and installed…Ta daaa…I get the opening screen and the date and time in Japanese..! After that the mayhem begins…the graphics have gone to hell in a handbasket…incredibly twitchy – desktop icons are either tiny little antsize blobs or one icon ocuppies the whole screen. None of my Office programs allow me to save programs any more…tells me I need admin permission (I am admin and am signed on as such) – My computer is now effectively useless. Of course, I have a bunch of new features that I don’t want even if I could get them to work properly…! What I do need and want has been disabled…so I cannot do my work anymore! This stupid search pane on the left of the screen is sluggish to open often locks up….occasionally has a flickering fit where it goes on and off at about the right speed to induce epileptic fits…sufferers should not use this software without checking with MS about this! Downright dangerous then! It is the worst bit of software I have ever downloaded from MS or anyone. I am a big fan of Seven but I cannot get back to it and MS warns me now when I try to go back but not before. It is just completely amateurish…poorly planned, poorly executed…I have had 3 updates in under a week since downloading 10…None of them have made the slightest bit of difference as far as improvements go…and they may have made things worse. I would not do this to my worst enemies yet MS does this to their loyal customers. It is arrogance and stupidity to treat their Users like this. I just may have to by a new computer with all new software now I am so desperate to get something that works and at this rate it will be free source – thank the lord for the sanity of JAVA. My sympathies to my fellow sufferers out there…and to those who still have Seven – DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DOWNLOAD WINDOWS 10!

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  51. Wayne

    08/22/2015 at 7:06 pm

    I have a Toshiba Satellite and since getting Windows 10 whenever I turn it on it crashes before it even reaches the home screen (it gives me the blue screen of death), and then it restarts itself and cycles that process. Microsoft weren’t any help when I called them, so does anyone know what I can do? I also can’t go back to windows 7 anymore :/

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  52. Kevin milne

    08/23/2015 at 5:12 am

    I have Acer laptop. I downloaded Windows 10 now my laptop won’t even load, reinstall or recovery discs won’t load. No Safe mode. It switched off then restarted i get the logo screen then restarts over and over. 6 hrs. Only stopped because battery was flat. What has happened.? Working perfect before downloaded Windows 10

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    • Carol Harrison

      08/23/2015 at 6:35 am

      When are Microsoft going to have decency to answer all these problems especially those like me who now have laptops that won’t even switch on

      Reply

      • Kevin milne

        08/23/2015 at 7:09 am

        I have same problem. Looks likely that will lose all files and spend cash to fix problems

        Reply

  53. Gladalian X

    08/23/2015 at 1:34 pm

    Video sites like youtube have stopped working. My iTunes won’t play music. Every time I go to type, I have to pretty much wait till the words stop lagging and it’s getting on my nerves.

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  54. rachaelhawson

    08/25/2015 at 3:16 pm

    Have a Toshiba Satallite and since downloading Windows 10 cannot use spacebar or keys 1, 2, 3 or 4 unless I hit the FN key at the same time! Let me tell you, for a typist, it’s most annoying! And Seriously needs fixing!

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  55. Cliff Savage

    08/25/2015 at 10:21 pm

    Downloaded windows 10 but internet didn’t work had to re install windows 8.1 any solutions?

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  56. omahabullock

    08/26/2015 at 3:30 pm

    Don’t get Windows 10 just yet. It’s full of problems (as you can see above) I will wait for a year to see if they have corrected any of them having installed it back in July on it’s release date on a Windows 7 SP1 64 bit professional that has a 7.8 performance level. Almost nothing worked. I was able to download a couple of game apps that worked from X-Box and there serious about the month thing so if you don’t care to have Windows 10 I hope you have a install disk

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  57. Tom

    08/26/2015 at 7:34 pm

    Facebook is really small on my screen since I installed windows 10. Anybody having that problem or know how to fix it? Thanks.

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  58. Angela

    08/27/2015 at 11:57 am

    I downloaded the Windows 10 preview on my Lumia 1520 smartphone. Now I can not send or receive pictures. WTH happened and how can I fix it?

    Reply

  59. Bill

    09/04/2015 at 12:49 pm

    After working with Edge for 15 minutes or so, it will lock up. Sometimes I may only have 1 tab open, but usually I have several open. I currently fix it by doing the “Alt-D”command and uses the Task Bar to close Edge. When I click on it to open, it will bring all the tabs that were open when it froze and I can continue where I left off. Does anyone know of a permanent fix?

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  60. debbie

    09/07/2015 at 1:28 pm

    my moms computer downoaded windows 10 and now the screen wont stop flashing..i can do alt ctrl delete but it say nothing is running….

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  61. Mr Peter Baxter

    09/07/2015 at 3:13 pm

    My Problem with Windows 10……is with my emails, sometimes they come in other times I get no emails….sometimes I can send emails other times they fail. Its very annoying as I don’t know if I have missed important emails or not. Why is this happening???

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  62. SoWhAt249

    09/08/2015 at 3:24 pm

    Everything in Windows 10 works except that I can install any app from the Store… Whenever I open the Store and lets say i click the Amazon app, the store will load the page but crashes as soon as the page is loaded… And I can’t install any app nor update the ones already installed… Please help…

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    • SoWhAt249

      09/08/2015 at 3:26 pm

      tried wsreset and changing the time-zone several times but never worked…

      Reply

  63. Richard

    09/09/2015 at 6:41 am

    I lost sound on my laptop and fixed the problem by downloading the sound driver if you know what sound card is being used.

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  64. akhila

    09/20/2015 at 7:18 am

    during my installation of windows 10 my c drive has locked how to resolve it

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  65. bluepoint

    10/16/2015 at 9:45 am

    Windows media player doesn’t connect to my speakers, which work fine otherwise. So, no sound. But even if I had sound, it crashes constantly. I reinstalled it. Still no go.

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  66. tybuchanan

    10/21/2015 at 1:31 am

    This is now October 2015. I have two different brands of laptop. One is running Windows 10 perfectly. The other is all trouble. The left click Start is dead. Search in right click Start is also dead and Edge opens for three seconds then closes. They both have exactly the same software installed. I am pulling my hair out but there are no solutions. There are people out there who tell us ” Windows 10 problems are solved; get the answers here!” They have no answers.

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  67. charles giles

    10/26/2015 at 5:31 pm

    The only problem I have is I cannot sync to my MP3 players.

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  68. Help!

    11/07/2015 at 6:06 am

    I need help with my Windows 10. I have Windows 7 running while Windows 10 is running. But, my Windows 10 doesn’t respond. I can click to get to the Sign-In page, but then it just stays looping with Welcome. If I’m lucky, it’ll get me to my desktop, but then the Microsoft Windows process doesn’t respond. Please help!

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  69. Hennie

    11/23/2015 at 10:05 am

    My computer Date and time went on to 2015 12 04. I try to reset but when I click on the reset button it just flash on screen and disappear. please help !!

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  70. Fran Balla

    11/26/2015 at 10:56 pm

    Since I downloaded Windows 10, I cannot access my Word. I see all the documents listed, but when I click to open, it opens for a brief second then disappears.. I absolutely need Word and all my documents as I am presently in a Master’s Program.For the most part at least as i can determine this is the only issue I have, please advise and provide quick remedy. I had Windows 7 prior. I am not on mobile, I have a desktop, can anyone still help me?

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  71. Kristian

    12/27/2015 at 3:21 am

    I just got a new laptop and when ever I open an app for say Minecraft or X-plane 10 it will open a black screen and after a few seconds it will say that the app is not responding, so I will close the app and then re-open it and I will keep on getting the same problem. Can any one help?

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  72. Emulators

    01/03/2016 at 4:55 am

    useless problem resolvings. tell me beter what to do when your 3d app hanged and you try to switch to windows but all you see is black screen and taskbar. and no you cant switch to see task manager but you can start any app trough start menu but yuu cant see that app main window cos hanged app is blocking all screen except taskbar. only way to get rid of it is to restart pc trough start menu but thats not solution. so how to make windows close hanged app like that?

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  73. Sook Peng Chen

    01/03/2016 at 12:48 pm

    Nothing is wrong with windows 10 it must be the PC itself.

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  74. Kate

    01/13/2016 at 7:43 pm

    Wish I’d stuck with Windows 7….nothing works. I can’t even get to my most important mail. Sucks…sucks….When will they ever learn to test these things out better with small groups of average users???? I also don’t like my photos being put into albums I don’t want. I don’t like things deleted on my calendar … I need the archives. What the hell? My sound no longer works. Nothing syncs. I DO NOT LIKE A COMPUTER RUNNING MY LIFE, MAKING DECISIONS, AND RUNNING IT WRONG AND MAKING WRONG DECISIONS. Dumbasses.

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  75. Lynn

    01/20/2016 at 3:17 pm

    It really sucks that I have to download an online photo (from a photoclub I PAY FOR) to my cell phone in order to see it. Then I actually have to email it to myself to use in my presentations. What gives??

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  77. Matt

    01/26/2016 at 9:28 am

    It’s crazy for me to hear that so many people are having problems. I’ve installed Windows 10 on quite a few computers and I’ve never had an issue with any of the features.
    Oh. And you actually can download a program called to Media Creation Tool. There’s an option to immediately upgrade the PC you launch it on.

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  78. Robert

    01/26/2016 at 6:55 pm

    If Windows 10 would work one has no need for this article! The end user who is told by the MS Get Windows 10 program that his system can be upgraded should not see a single problem during or after the upgrade, period. It is completely irresponsible by MS to upgrade systems which are in perfect working order to a OS version which is simply not able to run on the upgraded system. It is a shame that so many users are ending up with a nonfunctioning system after being pushed by MS to upgrade.

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  79. George

    01/27/2016 at 2:20 pm

    Update to Windows 10 resulted in the “Recent searches” on the Internet Explorer listing both my hotmail address as well as my personal password. Microsoft advised deleting browser history which I did but later on when I allowed the display of search history, the Hotmail address and password appeared on Internet Explorer as “recent searches”. Apparently, browsing history was not deleted. I have changed the password and the “recent searches” has not displayed it. Does anyone know how to permanently delete browser history so that what was captured in the past will not reappear later when browser history is again allowed?
    Another problem, when Microsoft does updates, the icons on the main screen get scrambled from the previous order. Can this be prevented?

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  80. Barry Plank

    02/03/2016 at 12:54 pm

    Downloaded WINDOWS 10 in 2015 all OK with the exception of not recognizing my integral CD/DVD drive and one stand alone hard drive, but did recognize the stand alone CD/DVD drive?. Got an automatic update on 26/01/2016. Took around three hours to download and install. It has completely ruined the system! The orange start button is now white. I can only get a few basic things up by right clicking it. Have no access to the original Windows 10 page which included all my programs and apps rendering the computer almost useless! Microsoft you have wrecked my computer it seems! Compensation? Why don’t you check this garbage BEFORE you send it out???

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  81. Bernadette

    02/05/2016 at 8:31 am

    i am having a problem with the Windows 10, I have no audio what so ever and now I can not upload pictures. This worked fine this past Wednesday night, and Thursday night nothing. I wish I never switched :(.Can anyone help me ? thank you in advance

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  82. Bonnie Tully

    02/08/2016 at 11:24 am

    Biggest mistake I ever made was installing Windows 10!!!!! I had a perfectly working Toshiba laptop which now has no sound and the cd/dvd player doesnt work at all nor can I download pictures form my IPhone, I want to scream!!!!!

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  83. Jim

    02/13/2016 at 11:04 am

    Window 10 DVD player does not work any suggestions?

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  84. Terry

    03/04/2016 at 4:30 pm

    I have downloaded windows 10 and its the worst thing ive done cos its utter garbage ,every time i try and get into a site it says “wrong password” when i know its the correct one and ive actualy just put in an old password to some sites and it opens up the site ,weird.theres so many problems with this version its unbeleivable ,ive also tried to get back intom8.1 but for some reason i cant do that either also i never intended to go with 10 but i put my pc on one day and it was there its a nightmare .

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  85. Karyn

    03/09/2016 at 7:06 am

    I actually bought a new HP laptop with Windows 10 installed and I’m still having problems. As a podcaster, I need to upload and download shows, a process that used to be easy. With Windows 10, uploading and downloading is hit or miss and mostly miss. I have tried Chrome and Edge and most of the time, it gets stuck and then I get the download/upload failed. I have to keep trying over and over until finally, it works. I have spent hours trying to upload one 40 minute mp3. Websites are also slow. I tried to pay bills today and ended up using my phone. This is ridiculous. I have scoured the web, tried a lot of ‘fixes’ and nothing works.

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  86. GS Maradiya

    03/16/2016 at 6:00 am

    I have fix Windows 10 Game Streaming Problems, This will helpful when i am in another room and don’t want to move to play my favorite games.

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  87. Larry

    03/25/2016 at 5:03 am

    Windows 10 started automatically on my 32 bits pc. After few reloads everything stopped with no reactions at all. Tried to power-on many times, but the screen remains black. Tried to boot from the original MS windows 7 32 bits dvd, but same result: black screen & nothing happen.
    Any idea on how I can recover and go back to win 7?

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  88. Mark

    04/02/2016 at 11:18 am

    Worst OS ever. I’ve had computers since the late 1980’s and never had this much trouble. Crashing, mostly freezing. Will only boot up maybe 15% of the time. Reinstalled the OS twice now same results. Info is still there but all my programs were wiped out. Updates only seem to make it worse. On top of all that, Microsoft completely ignored my numerous requests for help. And my wife’s computer, we can’t even update to windows 10. keeps telling us the computer update. Again, no response from Microsoft. Probably for the best. Maybe I will look at apple.

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  89. ML

    04/04/2016 at 6:21 am

    Hey everyone!

    Does anyone know how to fix the problem with the left mouse button not working?

    Tried switching the buttons in the mouse properties and the right mouse button set as primary works fine, but the left button doesn’t respond to anything. Tried unchecking the box, the right mouse button set as secondary works fine but the left button still doesn’t respond to anything.

    I got no problems with my left and right touchpad buttons.

    I’m using a Lenovo Ideapad laptop running on Windows 10 with a USB-connected mouse.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  90. gustavo

    04/06/2016 at 12:31 pm

    my mouse is blinking a lways and if I want to copy something its starts blinking too, also many times if I open excel or world and I chose something it goes away, its something from windows 10, bout I don’t know what

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  91. jocelyn

    04/07/2016 at 1:25 am

    I felt like I was forced into d/loading Win10 as it would come up on every screen I opened and took me ages to close so I finally d/loaded yesterday and what a disaster my computer has turned into something quite freaky mices don’t work everything locks up in fact my fav tv show is still locked into the same screen shot that it shut down on last night.Ive spent all day trying things out still no better and now I cannot uninstall my good old 7.
    hohum no music or talkback tv emails lifes getting pretty grim when a company this size cant get it right they might have money to waste but this is my only enjoyment as I have Parkinsons and don’t leave home its my way of keep in touch with the world.
    Dam you Windows10

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  93. Michael Wright

    04/15/2016 at 9:43 am

    Any idea on how to fix my issue with my laptop. I have a Samsung that just did a Windows update and now my photos will not open/enlarge. I am told that it is due to error 0x800700c1. Never had this issue before.
    Thanks

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  94. crystal geng

    04/20/2016 at 7:39 pm

    I just thought once you said yes to upgrade to window 10 it would automatically give you windows 10. I’m disappointed but I’ll wait, I’ve waited all this time I can wait a little longer.

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  95. Anne Hillmann

    04/26/2016 at 10:06 am

    1. Since this latest update (april 2016) when I use Edge it can suddenly freeze and then it also seems to freeze the whole operating system. The only way to get passed this, is to turn off the laptop. So at the moment I don’t use Edge anymore. I’ve no problems with the other two browsers (Explorer and Chrome), so does anybody know what is going on? Before this update I didn’t have any problems with Edge.

    2. I can’t install the latest version of iTunes, too. I get a message that Windows 10 is not able to install the programme because something is missing, but it doesn’t say what it is missing. A driver perhaps?

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  96. Tonita L Hall

    04/28/2016 at 7:52 am

    I have completely lost my ability to connect to wireless when I go into my network I just have the port plug in and when I want to add it allows me to do a dial-up so my wireless connection has been completely delete it delete it from my HP how do I fix that

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  97. jerk

    04/30/2016 at 7:20 pm

    Having compability issues. I’m unable to get onto certain websites now that I’m on this crappy Windows 10.

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    05/08/2016 at 1:53 am

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  99. Gaurav Thakur

    05/24/2016 at 2:48 am

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  100. Gaurav Thakur

    05/28/2016 at 1:26 am

    I am Using AMD Processor with Radeon Graphics of 2 GB, i know i can install the Window 10 in this. but i am willing to know that will be i am able to play games of higher configuration? Because lot of times this happens that processor don’t support the games those are made for Intel Processor.

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  101. Santjie Petersen

    06/02/2016 at 12:27 am

    So disappointed! I really don’t know a lot about computors. Had to download Windows 10 a few times and then it installed and it worked for a little while. Now the start button won’t work! Nothing else is showing at the bottom..Not even the time or internet connection. All the icons (computor, Microsoft Word)… are working and I can go in. But i cannot switch my computor off, not even if i right click on the start windows button. Any advise please?

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  102. Suman

    06/18/2016 at 4:43 am

    I can’t install the latest version of iTunes, too. I get a message that Windows 10 is not able to install the programme because something is missing, but it doesn’t say what it is missing. A driver perhaps?

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