How to solve the most common problems of Windows 10

If you've had problems with Windows 10, here are some quick and easy solutions that allow you to get back to using your PC quickly

That Windows 10 is not a perfect operating system is now clear to everyone, also in light of the repeated problems encountered by users after recent updates that solve one problem, but create another. However, the Windows family remains the most widely used operating system in the world and therefore we must take note that with the problems we have to live with. Or solve them.

The causes of the most common problems in Windows 10 are varied, but there are some methods that are usually enough to solve the situation or, at least, mitigate the problems. Windows, in fact, integrates some tools that can help us remove the causes of malfunctions. In other cases, however, the Windows PC doesn't work well because it is running out of available resources (especially disk space), or because we have recently installed a new device driver. Finally, never underestimate the usefulness of the Windows online support pages, thanks to which, starting from the error code, you can figure out what the problem is and very often solve it by following the directions provided.

Problem Solving Tool

If you have a problem with Windows 10, and you don't know where it comes from, the first thing you should do is launch the Troubleshooting Tool: look for it and you'll find it in no time in the search bar of the Start menu. When you launch this tool, a window opens from which you can check for problems with the Internet connection, the sound card, the printer and those of Windows Update. Regarding Windows Update, in particular, Troubleshooting goes looking for corrupted or badly installed installation files, unsuccessful or not yet installed udpates. All of these can undermine the stability of the operating system.

Windows problems due to insufficient disk space

Since May Update 2019, you need 32 GB of free disk space to install Windows 10 on your PC, for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. So, if the installation fails, it might be precisely because of too little free space. Cleaning the disk before starting the installation of the operating system, therefore, could solve everything. If Windows is already installed, however, disk space is used to park application data and free up RAM. This way, at least in theory, the performance of the featured application improves. If you use heavy applications, but have little disk space, chances are that Windows will crash, slow down intolerably, or respond with a nice blue screen. Again, a cleanup of unnecessary files is the best way to fix the problems.

Windows 10 Error Codes

If the blue screen has already arrived, then you're facing one of Windows' infamous "BSODs": Blue Screen of Death, as the screens with which Windows greets us before crashing are affectionately called. Every BSOD is always accompanied by a very long error code: report it somewhere and look for it on search engines. For sure, among the first answers you'll find a page from Microsoft's online support where it says what you need to do.

Windows 10 driver-related issues

Windows 10 is an operating system compatible with a huge variety of hardware devices. This makes things easier for users, but complicates things exponentially for both Microsoft and hardware manufacturers, who have to write drivers that are compatible with the operating system but at the same time don't conflict with other drivers and other hardware. If problems arise immediately after updating a driver, or installing a new device, try looking for the solution in the online help of the new driver or device manufacturer.