Latest Windows 10 Update Issues And How To Fix Them

Are you having Windows 10 updating problems?

Windows 10 is a great system, but there have been some issues harming the user experience. 2020 has seen some notable upgrades and changes, and with it come some problems. As Windows 7 was phased out earlier this year, users are now compelled to upgrade, and that has led to some troubles for users new and old.

There are a number of common problems users have been experiencing.

The Latest Update Won’t Install.

If your latest update has an error and won’t install, there is a simple fix. Visit “About Windows” and identify what version you are running. Use the Media Creation Tool to download, install, and manually upgrade your PC, rather than relying on automatic updates.

When using the Media Creation Tool, be sure to keep your personal files and apps when installing!

Upgrading from Windows 7/8 has been problematic

The transition from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 is not always a flawless process. There are a number of ways to fix an upgrading issue.

Begin by running “Windows Update” in the Control Panel, to ensure your machine is up to date. If this fails, troubleshoot the issue (Windows Update Troubleshooter can help you with this). Much like the updating issue above, visit Microsoft’s website and use the Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10).

When running the upgrade, be sure to select “Disable Execution Prevention” (DEP).

Where’s my storage gone?

When you upgrade, your PC holds on to your old operating system – and this takes up space. This allows you to downgrade your operating system, if you choose.  But if you want that extra space, you can delete your old operating system. Click Windows Start, and type “cleanup”. A Disk Cleanup app will appear.

Select the drive where you are storing your system, and choose “Clean Up System Files”, or, if the option is present, to delete “Previous Window Installations.”

Windows will confirm this is what you want to do, and you can save valuable disk space.

Internet Connectivity Issues

Some recent upgrades have improved security, however they’ve had an unpleasant side effect – many users have experienced internet connectivity issues following the upgrade. This error should have been corrected in the latest release.

But what if you have an error not mentioned above, and your troubleshooting doesn’t work? You have the option to rollback your operating system, or even uninstall updates. Here’s how.

Rollback and Uninstall Updates

But if you continue to have problems, you can uninstall Windows 10 updates, and return to earlier versions. To do so:

1)      Go to Settings

2)      Select Update and Security

3)      View Update History

4)      Select “uninstall updates”

5)      Right click those that were recently installed.

6)      Restart your computer.

You also have the option of “rolling back” your latest upgrade. After a major update, a user is given a ten-day period to return to a previous version of Windows.

If you want to return to the previous version:

1)      Go to Windows 10 Settings

2)      Select Update and Security à Recovery

3)      Select “Go Back To An Earlier Build”

4)      Select “Get Started” and follow the steps.

 

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