It has been a month and a few days since Microsoft officially released the most recent version of Windows, known as Windows 10, and I’ve learned that many people are holding off on upgrading because they are waiting for Microsoft to fix some known problems, not because they dislike the OS. Since I’ve been using this OS beast for a month now (particularly if you’re still on that dreadful Windows), I’ve come up with answers to your concerns so you can enjoy this beast with me.
1. WINDOWS UPDATE AUTOMATIC (FIXED ON CREATORS EDITION)
This is undoubtedly at the top of many lists of “Reasons why you should hold off on upgrading to Windows 10 yet.” discovered on a lot of websites. This is how to bypass it and turn it off. (Only issue is that the Home edition does not support this; all other editions do.) Later, I’ll amend to add a tip for users of the Home edition. Press Windows Key + R, enter “gpedit.msc,” and switch off automatic updates. Go to Windows Components–Windows Update–Computer Configuration–Administrative Templates.
Double-click the “Configure Automatic Updates” setting that you found in the right pane. Put it on “Enabled” and choose the option you desire. Save the adjustment.
P.S. After you click “Check for Updates,” Windows Update appears to have picked up on the modification.
2. USE ONLY C DRIVE FOR SEARCH RESULTS (FIXED)
Microsoft added Cortana, a personal assistant that also performs local and web searches for your PC, to this new version of Windows. The issue is that Cortana only looks for content on the drive where Windows was originally installed, which is often the C: drive. People with a single partition won’t notice this issue, but for people like me who have two or more partitions and can’t find the file I’m looking for in drive D:, it’s a complete nightmare.
What to do about this; access the Control panel (right click on windows Icon) — Modify — Indexing Options — [Choose the drive(s) you want Cortana to search on] — OK
Select the drive from the lower pane if it has previously been indexed, then click Ok— Advanced — Rebuild
Then watch for the drive’s files to be indexed. When it’s done, Cortana will be able to view them.
3. EDGE BROWSER DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE
Microsoft introduced Edge, a brand-new browser, along with the release of Windows 10. Before this update, I loved Firefox, but I couldn’t get enough of Microsoft Edge. This browser has a ton of new features that you’ll love, but the main drawback is that Bing is the default search engine (since a lot of us are happier with Google). How to change it to Google is shown below.
From the address bar, go to Google.com. Then, click the three dots in the very top right corner (near the close icon), then select Options, then “View advanced settings.” Click the box after scrolling down to “search in the address bar using.” If you had visited the Google website, it would have appeared there; choose it.
4. RETURNING TO YOUR PRIOR WINDOWS
Only individuals who upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8 have access to this option 1. Skip this number if you installed everything from scratch.
You might want to return to your previous windows for a variety of reasons. Microsoft has a mechanism for you to downgrade. Simply click the Windows icon to bring up the start screen, where you can then select Settings, Updates, and Security before selecting Recovery in the left pane. You may see “Go back to Windows 8.1 (or 7)” depending on your previous Windows version. Because Microsoft deletes your “windows old” folder after a month, take note that this function is only available for a month. As a result, you only have a month to decide whether or not to continue with Windows 10.
5. THE TASKBAR’S CORTANA SEARCH BAR
One of the first things you observe after upgrading to Windows 10 is this. The Taskbar’s inclusion of the Cortana search bar may be cool for some people but useless for others. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make it a Cortana icon or conceal it. If you have activated Cortana, you will see Cortana instead of search when you right-click on the bar. From the submenu, pick “Show search as icon” or “hidden.”
6. SIGNAL DRIVER PROBLEM (SCREEN BRIGHTNESS NOT WORKING OR SLEEP MODE MISSING)
This issue arises because Microsoft replaces your basic display adapter for you with your display driver during the update.
Reinstalling your display driver is the solution. By;
1. checking for Windows updates and updating your machine, you can achieve this.
2. Open Device Manager, select Display Driver, and then click Update Using Internet.
3. Download any driver installation program, such as driver pack solution.
7. VERY FAST BATTERY DISCHARGE (FIXED. FIRST GENERATION PROCESSORS ONLY)
Unfortunately, this hasn’t been totally solved, but Microsoft and Intel are still working on it. Keep updating your windows because it may be restored on some processors after all.
8. DATA DIMINUTION
It’s well known that Windows 10 is a data vampire. Learn how to build Windows 10 installation discs as well as how to update Windows 10.