Survive and Thrive Despite Windows 10’s Latest Update Bugs

New year, new updates! Microsoft is finally laying the much-maligned Windows 7 to rest, taking out the support rug under its feet, and introducing Windows 10. And as expected, early adopters to the update have a lot to say. Of course, it is also expected that the Windows 10 updates would still contain a lot of bugs. After all, no update is anticipated to be perfect from the moment of its release. But then, with the ubiquity of Windows, the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, who have already jumped ship and eagerly downloaded the latest updates can’t help but nitpick on features that seem to have dampened their excitement for Windows 10.

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So, what features of Windows 10 have caught the ire of Windows users? What expected features have we taken for granted in our daily interactions with Windows have suddenly become problematic in this update? Have there been fixes and solutions to go around these bumps?  Let’s look at these common complaints:

Connectivity issues

Those who have updated their operating systems from Windows 8 (or its earlier versions – although are still computers running on Windows XP?) to Windows 10 have complained that once they are finished with their system upgrades, they suddenly cannot access the Internet. In this age where almost everybody’s lifeline hangs on being online, it is simply unacceptable for people to not get connected. But then, most of these updaters got a shock when after updating, they couldn’t get connected to the WWW.

Another incredibly frustrating problem with the latest Windows 10 Update has also emerged, with users complaining that their network connectivity has been impacted – meaning they cannot connect to the internet.

(Via: https://www.techradar.com/news/yet-another-windows-10-fail-as-new-update-breaks-the-internet-heres-how-to-fix-it)

Is an update successful when nobody hears it?

Another thing that caused outrage among Windows 10 updaters was the issue of deafening silence. Once they were finished with the updates, they couldn’t hear anything! Of course, this bug bothered a lot of those who updated their computers because sound is one of the most basic features you would expect when operating a computer. It is quite irritating and unnerving, isn’t it?

Windows 10 update KB4532695, a non-security update for version 1903 and 1909, was implemented to fix the File Explorer Search Bar bugs, but apparently that didn’t work. Instead, some users are suffering from the notorious blue screen of death, while others are being hit with crippling internet and sound issues, as reported by Windows Latest.

(Via: https://www.tomsguide.com/news/latest-windows-10-fail-causes-slow-wi-fi-speeds-sound-issues-what-to-do)

Nothing got found

Why? That’s because those who have updated to Windows 10 report that anytime they try to type something on the search bar, it’s either they can’t right-click, or no results (i.e., a blank screen) come out. Considering the behavior of Internet users, a search bar that’s not functioning is a hassle that will surely cause a huge riot among them. Fortunately, it appears that there’s a solution already.

With issues like these, it’s usually unclear how widespread the issue is, but based on how quickly discussion of the issue is traveling on Reddit, Discord, and Twitter, it appears this issue could be widespread. The issue currently affects my system, though that’s just one example of course. Many people online point out that several PCs they own see the same issue.

(Via: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-search-down-many-showing-blank-box-instead-search-results)

The ever-present bloatware

This one is quite expected, though. With every new update, it is somehow a foregone conclusion that it will come with programs and software that a lot of users do not really find useful. There are ways to get rid of them, though.

Windows 10 is a powerful, capable operating system, but it can be full of annoyances. In this article, we’ll show you some simple tricks for removing some of the more visible annoyances Windows throws at you out-of-the-box, especially for Windows Home users.

(Via: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-get-rid-of-bloatware-and-clean-your-windows-10-start-menu-without-questionable-cleanup-tools/)

Can you still upgrade for free, though?   

Despite all these problems, many Windows users are still excited about the upgrade. It’s a good thing that there are still ways to update your Windows 7 or 8 system to 10 without having to buy a new license.

Despite Microsoft ending its free Windows 10 upgrade offer to all users on July 30, 2016, the company has (in my opinion, knowingly) left open a loophole. There’s just one snag: you will need a legal copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 to do this.

(Via: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/04/how-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-for-free-in-2020/?ss=consumertech#67431a075ffe)

With all its flaws and bugs, it is inevitable that Windows users will ultimately have to get their machines run on Windows 10. The situation is not hopeless, though, as Microsoft itself has released several patches and fixes to these hiccups in their update. The same is true if you have a data recovery issue. All is not lost because you can find help here: https://www.harddriverecovery.org/data_recovery_process.html. Our team will surely find ways to get back the data you think is already lost. Click here for more information.

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