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7 Common Windows 10 Errors And How to Fix Them [2020]

Windows 10 Errors

In the field of software, one crucial thing to remember is, no software is perfect. No matter how rigorously the devs test it, it will have bugs or issues. Windows 10, during its release, offered massive upgrades compared to its predecessor; but, it had a lot of bugs that were resolved slowly.

Fix 7 Common Windows 10 Errors

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is rolling out, and it will bring in a lot of fixes. We have covered the features it will bring in; Windows 10 May 2020 Update: What’s New And How To Get It? Meanwhile, if you are facing issues with your Windows machine, we’ve compiled a list of 7 common Windows 10 errors that you can fix effortlessly.

PC Boots Slowly

Slower PC is a problem that nearly every Windows 10 user faces. Most of the people end up blaming the manufacturer for using faulty parts for manufacturing while clearly, that might not be the case most of the time.

Windows boots slowly - "7 Common Windows 10 Errors and How to Fix Them"

There could be plenty of reasons why your Windows laptop boots slowly. Some of the reasons are running too many apps on startup and malware. Try disabling the startup apps by searching for startup apps in the Start menu and unchecking them in the Settings. To see if your PC is infected by malware.

  • Go to the Start menu and search for Windows Defender.
  • Run a Quick scan and wait for it to complete. Remove the malware if detected.

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Too Many Notifications

Windows Notifications - "7 Common Windows 10 Errors and How to Fix Them"

Notifications, sometimes, can be a mess on Windows 10, especially when there are a lot of apps and their notifications don’t interest you. Fortunately, Windows lets you control notifications coming from each app. All you need to do is;

  • Search for Notification and Action Settings in the search bar in Start menu
  • Use the toggle switches to control how and when notifications appear, or if they appear at all. As well as handling system-level notifications, you can set them on a per-app basis.

Default App Choices

Default apps - "7 Common Windows 10 Errors and How to Fix Them"

Did you accidentally set an application as default and want to set the other app instead?? Here’s how you can change it;

  • Search for Default Apps in the search box in Start menu
  • From the list of applications, click on one category you want to change the default app, and from another menu that appears, select the desired application.

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Stop Windows From Using 4G Data

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Windows 10 often uses a lot of internet bandwidth, which can mess up your data plan and usage. You can turn it off, so it does not run in the background

  • In Settings. Select Network & Internet.
  • Choose Wi-Fi and then click on Advanced Options.
  • Select the Set as metered connection option ON to stop Windows from fetching unnecessary data updates.

Wi-Fi Network not Discoverable

  • Press Win + X and open Command Prompt (as Administrator).
  • Type in “reg delete HKCR\CLSID\{988248f3-alad-4 netcfg -v -u dni_dne

If this step doesn’t work either, the problem might be on the drivers.

  • Open Device Manager
  • Expand on Network adapters. Right-click the available wireless adapter and choose Update Driver Software.

Can’t Install Windows Updates

If you have an unreliable internet connection and if you try to download a Windows Update and if the installation fails, chances are the downloaded update is corrupt.

Unable to install updates - "7 Common Windows 10 Errors and How to Fix Them" Removing the corrupted files solves this issue, and this can be done easily by;

  • Press Win+R keys to open the Run dialog
  • Type “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download” and press OK
  • File Explorer gets open – delete all the files/folders in this directory (in case you can’t delete the files, boot Windows into ‘safe mode’ and then try deleting the files)
  • Restart your PC and try running the Windows Update again

Fixing Miscellaneous Errors

All the errors mentioned above are the most common ones. There are tons of unknown errors that very few users encounter daily. For the most part, a quick reboot might be the ultimate solution to nearly every new problem.

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A quick reboot could fix disk errors, installation errors, and other parts of your system that, sometimes, refuse to work. However, if a reboot doesn’t fix the problem, perhaps you could find the solution by Googling it.

So, these were the fixes for 7 common Windows 10 errors. There are some other issues too, which will improve your PC/laptop’s overall performance, Fix 100% disk usage issue, and improve Windows 10’s performance. Let us know in the comments section below if you were facing any of the above problems and if this article helped you solve them. Do share it with your friends and family members if you found it useful.