In a blog post, Microsoft Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, Terry Myerson, admitted that Windows 10 has a serious problem. No kidding! These concerns have been around for so long that people expect every new build that comes out to cause another problem or two.
Well, they couldn’t be further from the truth. Aside from issues with control over privacy, Windows 10 is besieged with other issues. TechRadar has listed 100 of the most common, so you can pretty much guess that the numbers would rise if you include the least common.
Although Microsoft did not directly admit that there are problems, the fact that they are taking action is admission enough. According to Myerson, “We are launching two new experiences to help ensure you are in control of your privacy”.
A bigger problem, however, would be the lack of control over Windows 10 updates. A lot of users would prefer not to shake up the most stable Windows 10 build that they are on, but even setting the internet connection to metered doesn’t seem to prevent automatic updates. What usually follows is the blue screen of deaths and a host of other problems.
Take for example Windows 10 Insider build 15025. The Leader of the Windows Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, has listed down on Twitter the build’s imperfections. Good thing it is still an Insider program with a chance to be fixed before it’s rolled out to the public.
Known issues for Insider build 15025
- A PC may Experience audio loss, high disk I/O usage and unresponsive apps when the Insider hits non-stop exceptions during the update.
- Due to a platform issue, popular games may crash or display nothing more than black screens. Certain hardware configurations will also be affected, causing the Game bar’s broadcast live review window to flash green.
- F12 tools on Microsoft Edge may crash, hang and fail to accept inputs intermittently.
- You won’t be able to drag apps you want to pin on Start’s tile grid.
Repairs and fixes are being done to make this build more stable and more reliable, but other common problems in Windows 10 remain.
Broken and non-working applications
Although Windows 10 has its own set of backwards compatibility, certain application are still at risk of crashing or not working entirely. You can always delete and reinstall the app, but what an inconvenient experience you will have.
Biggest OS still taking up space
You may not know it, but after you upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10, the previous operating system is still in the background, taking up space that should have been freed for other applications. It would have been better and more convenient if Windows 10 simply replaced Windows 8? But no, you have to delete the old OS yourself.
Missing system restore
In previous Windows OS, you simply perform a system restore if the OS starts crashing or having errors due to recent changes. It’s a quick fix, especially for people who are less tech savvy. Unfortunately, it is not enabled by default in Windows 10. This means you need to create a restore point if you want to take advantage of this nifty fix.
What other update-related issues on Windows 10 that you need to watch out for? Plenty.