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Top Windows 10 Upgrade Bugs And Issues; Fixes And Patches Latest Updates

( [email protected] ) Aug 17, 2015 04:19 PM EDT
With Windows 10 being available to download for free for users of Windows 7 and 8.1.  However, a lot of users of the older system have held back due to the possible problems that can come from software updates.  For those who really want to update to Windows 10, or presently having problems with Windows 10, here are the Top Windows 10 Bugs and Issues, and how to find fixes and patches for this latest update of Microsoft's operating system.

With Windows 10 being available to download for free for users of Windows 7 and 8.1.  However, a lot of users of the older system have held back due to the possible problems that can come from software updates.  For those who really want to update to Windows 10, or presently having problems with Windows 10, here are the Top Windows 10 Bugs and Issues, and how to find fixes and patches for this latest update of Microsoft's operating system. 

The Reboot Loop

This is probably the most reported problem, flooding the Microsoft Support Forums.  According to Forbes, Microsoft released a software update for Windows 10 known as KB 3081424 which caused many Windows 10 computers to crash repeatedly.  This was supposed to fix other bugs, but a patch called KB 3081436 which should solve that. 

Some have claimed that their computer still does the reboot loop, and you might want to fix it by opening the Control Panel, clicking on View installed updates, and then select "KB3081436".  You can then click Uninstall on the toolbar and restart the computer. 

Battery Life

For some reason, battery life is always something that suffers whenever there is a software update.  According to Gizmodo, should you be seeing faster drains on your hardware, check with the manufacturer to see if there is a firmware or driver fix available that better optimizes the hardware to match the demands for Windows 10. 

Default File Associations

Remember those default file associations in Windows 8.1?  Well, they aren't here.  It can be fixed by opening the Settings App, click System, and then Select Default Apps.  It can also be fixed by right-clicking on a file in the File Explorer, select "Open with" and "Choose another app" option.  Be sure to check the box "Always use this app" as you choose a new program. 

Compatibility

According to Neurogadget, you might notice that certain apps are not going to play well with Windows 10.  The best thing that you can do is keep checking for the latest updates to the program.  There is also a compatibility mode available in Windows 10, and you can access it by right-clicking on an executable file, selecting Properties and then open the Compatibility tab.  From here, you will find the specific program running, like it was doing some other version of Windows. 

Touchpad Problems

For those who use a trackpad to move their cursor, you might have notice it off-kilter with Windows 10.  Sadly, there isn't much that can be done until Microsoft or the maker of your laptop issues a patch.  You might also want to see if there is any word on forums of this problems, or uninstalling and reinstalling current touchpad drivers through the Device Manager in the Control Panel.