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9 Common Windows 10 problems and how to fix them

Windows 10 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. But. not all operating systems are perfect. So, here are some Windows Issues and Solutions on fixing them if you ever encounter them in the future.

1. Not enough space to install a window update.

The first method is by using the application CleanMyPC, which will uninstall apps and all their files, clean up the Window Registry database, and remove temporary files that are still hanging around the computer. After scanning your computer, you can choose to review the results of the scan and decide for yourself what files to delete.

The second method is by using the built-in application in Windows 10 called Disk Clean up, it helps free up space on your hard disk, creating improved system performance. Disk Clean up searches your disk and then shows you temporary files, internet caches files, and unnecessary program files that you can safely delete.

2. PC boots slowly

The first two things to check are that Windows is up to date and hasn't been infected with malware.

To check for malware - Click on the Start icon, go to the main Settings app then go to Privacy & Security > Windows Security. Using the Windows Security app, you can enable anti-virus protection and check the entire system for any sort of threats.

Another possibility for a slow-booting PC is that your Autorun list has too many apps.

To manage your start-up apps - Go to the Start menu and choose settings, in the settings app, select Apps, then scroll down to the bottom of the panel for Startup options, and disable apps that take high usage.

3. Files opens in the wrong application

Most of us double-click a file to open it, but if the file association in Windows is broken, as it often is, it won't open in the app you expect it to.

You can fix that by clicking on the Start menu and choosing Settings. Click on the System tab and look for the category labeled "default apps". In there, you can choose what app opens each type of file and specify an app for different file extensions.

4. Received an error code while updating

You're trying to install an update, but Windows has other plans. There is a quick solution to fix this issue.

The first step is to find the Windows Update Troubleshooter, Run the app and then restart your device, then check for new updates by heading to the Start menu, then go to settings. Go to Update & Security. Select Windows update, then check for Updates. If the problem you were experiencing was fixed, you can go ahead and install the updates.

5. System Restore has gone missing

System restore hasn't disappeared, it is turned off by default, for reasons best known to Microsoft.

To turn it on - Click on the search icon in the bottom Taskbar, type in "Create a restore point". Make sure your C: drive is selected and press Configure. Enter the description for your restore point and click on Create > OK.`

6. Bluetooth isn't working

If Bluetooth isn't working, this can impact your devices that are connected using Bluetooth. These are the solutions you can use to solve this problem.

The first method is to Go to Settings > Devices and make sure that Bluetooth is toggled on and that you haven’t accidentally hit a function key or manual Bluetooth switch that turned it off.

The Second method is uninstalling the driver for the device you’re having an issue with, rebooting your machine, and then letting Microsoft automatically detect it and install the driver.

7. Printer trouble

Printers are a common source of problems. But it can be fixed easily.

Go to the Settings app and type Control Panel in the search bar, under Hardware

& Sound, go to View devices and printers. Right-click on your printer and choose to remove it. Now, go back to your printer maker's website download the latest drivers for your printer and follow the instruction to install them.

8. Black screen error

A black screen occur can mean many things depending on whether you logged on to the OS or not.

If you are not logged on to the OS or Windows hasn't been booted, then check your internet connection and boot your laptop/computer via Safe mode (Hold down the shift key as your mechanic boots.)

If you are logged in and then windows went black screen, you need to unplug all of your external devices and boot via Safe mode.

9. Blue screen of death

The Blue Screen of Death is also known as (BSOD) or a stop error. When this error occurs, it will stop your computer completely and shows a blue screen with a message, then you will have to reboot your computer.

To fix this issue, check how much space is available on your system drives. If it is low on space, try to delete some files and applications you do not use/don't need. And check if the latest updates are applied to the software and hardware drivers.


Windows are not perfect, even if you're working at home or at an office. You will always face windows issues. You can always check your Operating system for any issues before receiving them at a critical moment.

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