Windows 10 is a powerful and feature-rich operating system, but like any software, it can sometimes present annoying issues. Luckily, many of these problems have solutions. Here’s a guide on how to fix some of the most common and annoying things in Windows 10

Slow Performance:
  • Check for malware and viruses using Windows Defender or a reputable antivirus program.
  • Free up disk space by deleting unnecessary files and applications.
  • Disable startup programs that may be slowing down your PC.
  • Update your drivers and Windows to the latest versions.
  • Consider upgrading your hardware (e.g., adding more RAM or upgrading to an SSD).
Frequent Updates and Restarts:
  • Schedule updates to install during non-working hours.
  • Configure Active Hours to prevent automatic restarts during your active times.
  • Consider changing the update settings to “Semi-Annual Channel” to receive updates less frequently.
  • If Cortana is not working, try restarting your PC.
  • Re-register the Cortana app using Windows PowerShell.
  • Reset the search feature using the Windows Troubleshooter
Wi-Fi Connectivity Problems:
  • Restart your router and modem.
  • Update your network drivers.
  • Use the Network Troubleshooter to diagnose and fix connectivity issues.
  • Try forgetting and reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network.
Incompatible Applications:
  • Check for updates or newer versions of the application that are compatible with Windows 10.
  • Run the application in compatibility mode for an earlier Windows version.

Missing or Corrupted System Files:

  • Use the System File Checker (sfc /scannow) to scan and repair corrupted system files.
  • Use the Deployment Imaging Service and Management Tool (DISM) to fix system image issues.
Windows Store App Problems:
  • Reset the Windows Store cache using the WSReset command in Command Prompt.
  • Reinstall the problematic app from the Microsoft Store.

Battery Drain on Laptops:

  • Adjust your power settings to optimize battery life.
  • Check for battery-draining background apps and disable them if necessary.
  • Update your laptop’s BIOS and drivers.

Annoying Notifications:

  • Customize notification settings in the Action Center to only receive relevant notifications.
  • Turn on “Focus Assist” during specific hours to mute non-essential notifications.

File Explorer Crashes:

  • Perform a clean boot to identify if third-party software is causing the issue.
  • Use the “System Maintenance Troubleshooter” to detect and fix problems with file explorer.

Remember that these solutions may not work in every situation, and some issues may require more in-depth troubleshooting. Always back up your important data before making significant changes to your system, and if you’re unsure about a fix, consider seeking help from a professional or consulting the Windows support community.

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