Here are some issues that users are experiencing on Windows 10

Windows 10 is complete. Well, sort of. As you know, Microsoft is changing the way software is built with its new operating system, and it's moving forward to offer "Windows as a Service." From now on, Windows will never be considered technically done.

It's been an interesting several months for Windows Insiders, as we have seen many preview builds, countless tweaks, and some new features. A lot of things have changed since Windows 8. In the development process, we went through good and bad moments, but the software maker has been proactively involved trying to fix bugs and features to make Windows 10 a great operating system that fixes most of the shortcomings with Windows 8.

Although, there are many indications that things are going to be very different this time around, I've been digging through our reader's comments, Windows Feedback app, and around the web to get an idea of any remaining issues and what's not working for users in Windows 10. The result was quite interesting.

Automatic updates

One of the biggest concerns happening around Windows 10 is the Microsoft's new approach on updates. If you ever read the Windows 10 EULA, you'll find a line that reads "automatic updates without any additional notice." It basically says that when you're installing Windows 10, you agree to mandatory automatic updates regardless if you want them or not.

Clearly, there are many benefits using automatic update. As the company can ensure that computers are always up to date with the latest features, there are fewer risks of security issues, and supporting the operating system gets a more simplified. However, there are inevitable side effects such as a recent problem with NVidia graphics drivers where a number of systems stopped working properly because of a bug in the software.

Although Microsoft will continue to test new updates internally and with Windows Insiders, there could be bugs that could escape, affecting even a bigger number of users. It's a real concern among users that Microsoft should try to address quickly to minimize future problems. It's understandable that automatic updates are a good thing, but users should have more control on how updates get applied to their systems. Having said that, we also have to consider that there are more chances of problems with software that are out of date, than from issues on new updates.

The following comments were made by concerned users through the Windows Feedback app:

"Automatic download, especially for drivers is a bad idea. They should be optional. A bad graphics driver can screw your whole week!""Please, stop with automatic GPU drivers download in the Windows Update."

Drivers

Another related issue that users are having with Windows 10 is with drivers. While the operating system has yet to receive the biggest test in the coming weeks, many users have been reporting problems trying to get Bluetooth and Wi-Fi working correctly. Various third-party companies have yet to get many of their hardware working correctly with Windows 10, but of course, there is always the chance that the problem is within the operating system.

"Does anyone know if Bluetooth is working properly...? Only reason I uninstalled Windows 10 Preview was because Bluetooth speaker connection was hit and miss. It works flawlessly on 7""My Bluetooth on Win 8.1 works flawlessly as well after trying several adapters figured out some chipsets work great and some are just a pain." Nablor, one of our readers.

Another user explains:

"No problems with Bluetooth here. :) Check your manufacturer's site for 8.1 drivers. You'll need them for Windows 10".

He also notes to check for new updates, which is always a good thing to do.

On the Windows Feedback app, users are also reporting issues with Wi-Fi connectivity:

"Wi-Fi connectivity issue in 10240 – Connections often show as Limited – a reboot fixes this – this is new behavior to this build only.""Wi-Fi almost always limited after build 10240! Very frustrating.""Network adapter for Wi-Fi need to be reset on every boot."

These are just a few examples and comments from real users, but there are more reports about the same issues and other such as problems with Intel and AMD, audio, and mouse touchpad drivers. While we've not heard of any official reports from Microsoft about any serious problems with hardware compatibility, these are still problems for many users.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is perhaps one of the features in Windows 10 where users feel more concern. As you know with Windows 10, Microsoft is introducing a new web browser that replaces Internet Explorer. While Edge is the new default web browser for Windows 10 devices, Internet Explorer will remain shipping with the operating system to offer legacy support. However, some users feel that the new browser still has to mature to compete head-to-head with its big rivals: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. As I have been reading from many commenters, Internet, and on the Windows Feedback app, many users feel optimistic, but at the same time they note their frustrations in the current stage.

For example, in the Windows Feedback app, users are saying:

"Microsoft Edge takes too long to load graphic intensive websites.""Edge won't let me scroll down on a webpage until the web page has downloaded.""A bunch of problems with Microsoft Edge. It's a really nice browser and everything, but not yet competent with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera. A lot of performance issues and crashes."

Microsoft has been doing significant advances on rendering speeds in recent builds of Windows 10, but I have also noticed the same concerns when I'm using the browser.

Furthermore, some people point out that that some features are still missing:

"Edge no full screen and no touch optimized version of the browser.""No Save link as or save link in context menu of Microsoft Edge."

Commenters in Windows Central say:

"It's strange, never crashed once on my Dell XPS 15 touch 4K. Everything is working great so far. However, Edge still needs some work to do as it acts strangely on some sites and does not have all the features I like to use.""I haven't noticed too many crashes. Of course, I've defaulted my computer and updated to the new AMD video drivers. The main thing about Edge is how slow it gets when loading ads. With an ad blocker, it is fine.""I suspect crashes may be graphics driver issues. I had a lot of crashes in early builds, but the last few have been rock solid for me."

Windows 10 features

In Windows 10, users still find some features that are not working correctly and need more refinements. For example, some users have submitted their feedback to Microsoft reporting that several of its apps such as Photos, People, Weather, Windows Store, and other apps will simply crash or won't open. I have also read many users still complaining about the Start menu crashing, and other users are reporting that the Start menu won't appear after installing certain drivers. While the number of users making their voice heard is small, the problems seem to be there.

There are many other users who believe parts of Windows 10 should be improved:

Through the Windows Feedback app, some people suggested that showing your email address in the Lock screen could be a security issue.

Other users find that search in Cortana should work a little different:

"Please search My Stuff first, I'll tell Cortana if I want to search the web instead".

In this one, I have to agree. Most of the time, I find myself doing file, setting, or app search with Cortana. When I need to search something online, I simply open the web browser. Perhaps the new finder should look for apps and files. When there are no local results, Internet searches should be displayed.

There are also the problems with OneDrive, where some users keep asking Microsoft to bring back placeholders for OneDrive. Previously in Windows 8.1, OneDrive offer placeholders to allow users to save storage space locally, by simply offering a preview of a file. Many users started to have trouble identifying what files were available offline. Now, in Windows 10, Microsoft is implementing selective sync that forces users to select what files and folder to sync on a particular computer, but it seems that not everyone agrees with the decision.

In Windows 10, the software maker is introducing a new feature known as Continuum. This is a new feature that allows hybrid devices to move from a mouse and keyboard environment to a touch-centric operating system. However, some users don't seem too excited about the feature:

On the Windows Feedback app, you can find feedback with mixed reactions:

"Tablet mode is not working, not good animation. On boot, no animation or tiles take too long. Moving from regular to tablet, there is not a good transition."

On the Microsoft forums (opens in new tab) recently, a community member PaoloCardelli pointed out various bugs and features that aren't working flawlessly.

"When opening File Explorer or any legacy desktop program/window there is a double-animation of the window opening in full screen. Annoying."

On our site, cool8man says,

"It's sad. I really wanted Cortana and Notification Center on my tablet, but tablet mode on Windows 10 is pure garbage. Gestures are all but gone. The start screen is very limited with only three medium tiles allowed in a row, and it's very difficult to customize tile layout. The start screen in portrait is hysterically bad. There is so much empty and wasted space and so few tiles that they allow. It looks like you're running a WP7 480x800 emulator on a Windows 7 tablet PC. On my Atom tablet, the Edge browser jumps around, stutters and has lots of tiny buttons which are hard to press and no more full-screen mode or gestures for navigation. It's really depressing using Windows 10 on a tablet."

Muitosabao follows up,

"Yup, I'm on build 10240, and the tablet mode is still deeply lacking. For example swiping from the left of the screen on desktop mode (or clicking task view) has a smooth animation. On tablet, such animation is still missing."

Quetherosar says,

"Tablet mode would be ok if they brought back swiping, and multi-app left flick display and charms."

Windows Media Center is another topic of interests for users, as Microsoft has previously stated that those users upgrading to Windows 10 will be losing this functionality. And some feel really unhappy about the news.

Microsoft is also trying to make Windows 10 the easiest operating system to upgrade to, but things aren't working as expected – at least for a number of users. After the software giant announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, the company rolled out the "Get Windows 10" app, which is a simple app that let users reserve a free copy of the operating system.

The main idea with the Get Windows 10 app was to have a quick and easy way to reserve and upgrade to Windows 10, but since the app rolled out there have been a few misunderstandings and issues.

Many users have been reporting that the app isn't working, or they simply won't see it. So, something that was supposed to be quick and easy, for some people it turned out to be a difficult task. That's because those who didn't see the app needed to troubleshoot their PCs by making sure that things like Windows Update were enabled. They needed to check if the necessary updates (KB3035583 and KB2952664) were properly installed. They also needed to do an extensive troubleshooting process such as this one from the Microsoft community (opens in new tab) with the hope they will see the app to reserve a copy of Windows 10.

It's worth pointing out is that systems that don't meet the requirements won't see the update notification. This situation confused some users as they didn't know for sure if the app wasn't working for them.

"I have a legitimate copy of Win7 (came preinstalled with the Dell Laptop I bought). I started using the Win10 TP in January 2015. I have not been offered the option to reserve my copy. I am not sure if I will be offered the upgrade or not. And if not, why is that? I am sure I meet all the criteria." - Windows Central reader Aashish Chokhani says.

Wrapping things up

While the next version of Microsoft's operating system is aiming to be the next best version of Windows, it's still far from complete. The software maker is moving towards "Windows as a Service" and new updates and features will release as soon the company considers them ready.

Recently we heard that Windows 10 won't have an RTM version because the operating system is an ongoing project that will never be done. It will always be evolving. However, for those people wondering, Windows 10 build 10240 is what we can consider as RTM. It's the build that manufacturers and the general public will get on at launch, but new updates and hotfixes are expected to bring the operating system to the most stable version.

Windows is an operating system that is broadly used on many different kinds of hardware. There are always going to be problems. If you encounter a problem using Windows 10, you can always use the Windows Central forums to ask questions as it's likely that someone else might have gone through the same problem. There are also many people in the forums who will try to help you out.

You can also refer to my previous how-to guides to prepare your computer for Windows 10, and how to upgrade to the next version of the operating system.

Do you see any problems with Windows 10? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

More Resources

Remember that we have many other articles on Windows 10, if you need help you always check these other resources:

Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

554 Comments
  • I have problems activating my installation, error 0xc004f034. There are many other people having the same issue, hope they fix it.
  • I have the same error with my BootCamp Win 8.1 x64 pro upgrade. It also doesn't have the Bluetooth drivers installed either. 
  • Bootcamp and Parrallels do not support Windows 10.
  • Did not try Bootcamp yet, but Parallels definitely supports Win10 - I have two VMs - W10 tech preview and W10 upgraded from W8.1. Start menu in Coherence mode needs some work, but otherwise I have no issues.
  • I Bootcamp Windows 10, have done since early in the preview.
  • I have Windows 10 on Bootcamp. Function keys are not working (volume, brightness, backlit, etc.) Is yours working?
  • While booted up into OS X, go to boot camp assistant download the latest boot camp drivers on a flash drive, now reboot your computer into windows 10 and install the drivers from the flash drive... Function keys and bluetooth should work...
  • While booted up into OS X, go to boot camp assistant download the latest boot camp drivers on a flash drive, now reboot your computer into windows 10 and install the drivers from the flash drive... Function keys and bluetooth should work...
  • Ok quick question will that fix the problem with GPU drivers? Because I have an iMac 5k and it does not find the AMD R9 290 which is supposed to be supported, I will update the bootcamp
  • works absolutely fine with vmware fusion 7, to get things working i merely ensure all updates in win7 vm were applied rebooted then upgraded to windows 10 no problems at all. However this using a Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB GFX card and via vmware using svga vmware gfx
  • try google ATK Hotkey ACPI for your laptop brand such as asus, lenovo, download and install it ...  :)  
  •     how man? i use parrallels 10 and when itry to update to windows 10 with my windows 8.1 its shows that parralles display adapter (WDDM) isnt made compatible with Windows 10? did u get this message? if yes how to bypass it. thanks phill  
  • Weird that everything else worked but activation and bluetooth. What source tells you that Bootcamp doesn't work with 10?
  • I've been using Win 10 with Parallels since January (can't even remember what build number, but it was one of the first), and Parallels had full Win 10 support from day 1. Literally, when you installed and asks you what OS, it had a "Windows 10" button.
  • Same here. Cant activate after the ISO install and I cant install apps from the store either
  • did you upgrade or did you make clean installation?
  • I upgraded and then clean installed it. Still having the issue, although the store is working fine now..
  • I was just on the phone with a MS rep and he said there is a gtlobal issue right now and to wait 24 to 48 hours and my windows will activate. I did a clean Install and he said it will work with my Win 7 key... Can't wait to see that! That would mean no more upgrade then clean install. Time will tell!
  • My ISO install wouldn't activate straight away either. Said my code was blocked and no activate button. My Win8 key wasn't accepted either (This was all after an activated upgrade). I ran Windows update and installed what was there then seemed to activate itself. Make sure you have the PC as trusted and you are signed into your MS account properly too.
  • Hopefully your issue was solved already, but Microsoft was having issues with their activation servers early.  Keep trying.  For the store issue, they have a quick fix that you can run.  Look at the pinned items on the Windows 10 forums at Microsoft Answers.
  • i can't find the fix for the store issue. link please?
  • I would like to know this as well.
  • try deleting the windows.old file....windows.old won't be deleted completely but thats ok.....it worked for me so it should work for you too....
  • try deleting the windows.old file....then the store should work...  
  • Had the same problem with my Macbook Air with boot camp. Just download the boot camp drivers for your hardware from apple and reinstall (mine was 5.1.5640, MacBook air mid/late 2014). Worked great. Bluetooth up and running again and activation completed. Good luck. /Chris
  • Mac BootCamp user here, download the boot camp assistant from apple's website (Google Boot Camp Drivers). Do not install the package, extract AppleBluetoothBroadcom64 from -dollar-WinPEDriver-dollar-, run DPInst.exe or install via device manager. Works fine, but bluetooth does disable every now and again. Install BootCamp/Drivers/Apple/AppleWirelessMouse64.exe if you use a magic mouse for scrolling.
  • Thankfully I don't have any issues with 10 on desktop pc, laptop and surface 2 I can't believe half of the issues found on here everything works for me no lag or faults. I even tried a iso download and reinstall, strangely I can't input 8.1 pro upgrade key in, but skip key ref and auto registers due to it being installed before
  • Same thing here except one mysterious issue. On my laptop (Fujitsu t904 tablet PC), my tray notification icons are spaced much further apart than on my desktop. Scaling is different because the laptop has this gorgeous 2560x1440 resolution. But the icon sizes seem fine. Just the spacing between them is different and on my laptop, my 8 tray icons I like to have visible all the time take up 1/3 of my entire taskbar.
  • Try to temporarily disable antivirus protection. I had same issues and after disabling Eset Antivirus, activation was sucessful. Maybe just a coincidence, but worth a try.
  • Be sure to remove your antivirus software before upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.
  • Oh god I didn't do this what do I do
  • I didnt do this either. Im having a multitude of problems. For 1 on bootup, the lockscreen is completely black, i found my way through this, then my next set of problems began where i cant open a select amount of apps. Apps that wont open: Windows Edge, Norton(my av), Sticky notes, settings, Control panel, command prompt... however google chrome and steam work as well as file explorer. ive tried powershell fix but as i try to run as admin the screen goes blank. nor will that app apear regularly. I figured windows 10 would be stable enough to at least go to a save state, but im stuck. could this have been caused by not disabling av or is this just a freak set of bugs..?
  • My screen goes completely black as well. I can't get windows to even boot up! How do you get past this? Any ideas?
  • I too had the same problem. My screen was totally black.....no Desktop......no start menu. I read somewhere in this forum that you should try connecting to an ethernet. Immediately after I connected to my companys ethernet, my desktop popped up with all of my icons stil in place. I went from Windows 7 directly to Windows 10. Hope this helps.
  • How did you get through it? I've got the same issue going on. Black screen, grim outlook...
  • If you havent already figured it out, theres a bug that wont show your graphics card. Probably not a bug, but doesnt show old drivers for a card. My solution was to use cpu moniter port to show the default screen when building a computer. Itll let you log in and show on both screens. Then you just need to get the new drivers for your card. Kinda dumb i know. Also i think you can just type your password and hit +enter+ 3 times to get through the new operating system stuff. it might take a couple minutes to show up.
  • Having the very same issues. Edge won't launch. Start button doesn't respond. Notifications Panel wont respond. Coonectivity is pre-dial up slow!! Task Manager is useless so I cant shut down programs that stick on launch. Windows crashes when something very intense and draining like a screen saver launches. Its a mess. A big beautiful useless mess!!! How do I get any of this to work again? I have been on the phone, in que for so long now. I dont expect they will be answering anytime soon. Meanwhile, my work, and by consequence, my income, is suffering. 
  • windows 10 is a dud it crashes your computer dont update
  • I have the same issue! new laptop and now it crashes when doing nothing at all!!!
  • I have that exact same issue, were you able to fix it? can you share if you find a solution plz?
  • Can I ask how you solved the lock screen issues? I'm completely at loss. Mine is blank and displays dates in the wrong locale...
  • you can refresh the device but you will lose your installed applications, e.g. Office.
  • How do I go about refreshing my device? I'm also stuck with a blank screen on my laptop and I can't log in
  • It told me before I even installed that my version of Symantec Endpoint Protection was "NOT SUPPORTED" and to update it prior to installing .. did it state this for you and you just clicked through it?
  • I almost never comment on forums but I have to now. You Sir, are a genius. ​​Thanks for the tip (:
  • In my Surface Pro 2, I encounter this problem... I was using my Surface as Desktop. Unplug the keyboard... Turn Table mode on... Try activation once more time .... and works! Just by turning Table Mode On!
  • Try this : Activation.bat (Run as admin) @echo off
    :loop
    cscript /nologo slmgr.vbs /ato
    if errorlevel 0 goto end
    goto loop
    :end
    echo Activation was successful. Press any key to close this window.
    pause>nul
    exit
  • I had this same issue on my desktop. After clicking it 10 times or so the activation worked, on a machine that went from OEM 7 Home Premium to 8 Pro. This was after doing solely the upgrade, no ISO. I'm wary of doing the ISO in case I'm asked to enter a code. My OEM and 8 Pro codes didn't take when I tried entering them prior to realizing the servers are probably overloaded with authentication requests and the simple, repetitive Authenticate clicking worked.
  • Had this issue as well, a third reboot fixed it somehow. I suppose the activation server is having a hard time right now?
  • Keep trying to activate. It worked here after a few tries. If apps don't want to update, stop it by clicking on the cross and then try to install again. Try the update tool if the regular update doesn't work.
  • Microsoft has released a website with error codes and fixes.  I posted it in forums under the tailgate party.  I don't have it handy right now. But some of the install troubleshooting I find funny.  People who have to search that they have certain patches installed.  This is exactly what microsoft is trying to solve with mandatory patching.  If every system is the way it should be troubleshooting becomes easier.  I find it so odd that so many people are having issues and yet everyone i know has had nothing but a fluid experience.  Yes some of the apps are a bit problematic, but the install and general usage is perfect.  I know 14 people who have had no issues with install and usage.  So i assume it's perfect as they all have various setups and such.  I guess most of them have relatively new hardware.  My laptop is pretty old though and it runs great with no issues.  The hard drive is a bit slow on it so loading times are bad, but they were bad on windows 8.1 as well.   
  • Windows 10 wont complete installation process. I downloaded it, scheduled to install later... came back when ready, clicked Continue which it said would take about 10 seconds to get going with registration etc, and it has a little Working on it animation, and then the screen dissapears, and the installation update process stops dead in its tracks before it even really began. Not promission results when the software cannot even install itself on a totally standard Windows 7 PC. I am really dissapointed, but hey, its typical Windows... What should I expect, for it to work??? NO WAY. That would be rediculous for me to actually assume it works. .... I give up, if it cannot even install iteself, there is no way it is any good. Im sticking to 7.
  • I have the same thing happening.
  • Try using a ethernet cable if you are using wifi, my windows 10 won't let update/use microsoft apps when i'm connected to wifi for some reason..
  • The same thing is happening to me and I'm hard wired with an ethernet cable.
  • I cant activate windosw 10. I have windows 8.1 activated and upraded to 10 ant after dont activate. Please help.
  • I can't do it either - you're not alone. I sent it to Windows Feedback already, and one of the trending topics on the Windows 10 support page is "Why can't I activate?" You can try phone activation: In an elevated command prompt run "slui 4" without quotes. Follow the prompts, but be prepared to talk to an agent. I didn't have the time to talk to the agent, but I probably need to soon!
  • Same issue. Errors when trying to activate
  • Did people upgrade or did they just use ISO, I'm sire I read somewhere you have to upgrade before you clean install to make your previous windows key legit with 10
  • Thats what i did, and i still cant activate it..
  • Did you do the bit where you have to skip the steps when it asks for the serial while you are in the installation stage?  After that it should activate automatically.when you get into Windows.
  • No, sadly I entered the key at that point instead of later on. Just how the hell is it different v_v
  • You need to upgrade first. My path was format > Windows 8 > upgrade to 10 + activate (keep hammering that activate button takes a while) > ISO clean install, windows update and eventual activation.
  • I'm not sure if you guys notice that after upgrade from w8.1 to w10, the key has changed? If you haven't do a clean install after upgrade, try use a keyfinder to grab the key. Well, at least in my case, the key was different. :(
  • yeah it is different
  • Go to my youtube for the fix....    Here ---> watch?v=o9-7tXAZnts   This video should clear up anything with activation or windows 10 not installing.  I'm working on the black screen issue as we speak. Hope this helps. Much love!    -Abell2744
  • I'm having no problems so far except for the Store is not loading and apps won't download.
  • Been having the same issue since Sunday.
  • Downloaded and can't even install......... Thanks but no thanks. Ima wait
  • You're not alone on this one. The bundled apps (Solitaire, Weather Xbox etc.) have all been fine to download updates, but anything new e.g Facebook, is stuck in the download section. I have read that this could be due to bandwitdth issues from so many people hammering the servers to download Win10. How true that is, I don't know. But if it's not resolved within a week, then I will be concerned.
  • I am having a slightly similar problem. My apps for example edge... Will show up as running, Yet wont open on my screen. hovering over app reveals a working app yet wont maximize. this goes for settings and command prompt too. so wierd
  • Are you getting error code: 0x80072efd? I got that so I went back to Windows 8 and reinstalled 10. I got the same error for the Windows store.
  • Me to. I can't open Store it keeps loading and won't load
  • Don't get the issues with tablet mode. You can still swipe, but instead of giving you a random app from behind it gives you a view of all your apps. Swipe and tap.
  • The issue isn't because it doesn't work, the issue is that the animations in Task View on Tablet mode became amateurish looking, it only fades now instead of same animation in Desktop mode.
    I want to add that animations on snapping from Snap Assist is missing just like from this video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NCKJ0fINC-k
  • Windows 10 has basically made one of my computers unusable. Was always gonna do a clean ISO install afterwards, but annoyed that the upgrade has made that a complete necessity. Not a pleasant first experience. 
  • Clean installs typically yield a better experience than upgrades.  So far I haven't had any big issues on my Surface 3.  Occasionally the app store windows will "crash" but the store is still runing.  I'm thinking of doing a clean install, but I don't have the need to right now like you do.  I hope the install works out for you.
  • With every article, review and forum post I read, it seems more and more like the best thing to do is to hold on upgrading to Windows 10 for a while until all the issues are sorted. The "Windows as a service" is starting to look like an excuse for releasing unfinished softare to be fixed up later during its lifetime, instead of releasing a solid product right away. And don't even get me started on the stupid exclusion of WMC which in effect means I will never upgrade some of my PC's that use WMC on daily basis for TV watching and recording.  
  • Agreed. Win 10 doesn't feel ready to me either.
  • And sites like this hyping it up like its the best thing since sliced bread was a concept on a napkin doesnt help when they gloss over issues, this is the first honest overview of the OS of all the reviews published anywhere.
  • Amen
  • On many tech "news" sites its becoming harder and harder to tell whether they are actual news sites with proper objective reporting or whether you are reading a fan site that highlight just the positives or just negatives depending or the sites focus towards particular entities. It's good to see that some decent articles are making their way to windowscentral.    
  • I think MS didnt want to miss back to school sales and so they rushed things. But than again windows 8 felt unfinished until 8.1 was released.
  • What modern computer or mobile OS has ever been completely finished on release? If anyone can tell me that, I'll eat my hat, and I actually have a pretty nasty one on right now XD . No, but seriously, even people who hold up Apple as the shining standard of OS releases, for example, would have to admit that the initial release of iOS 8 was a disaster, until patches were released to fix major major issues that were caused even in their current phones and tablets. So don't hold Microsoft to some standard that not even it's competitors can match up to.
  • I am matching it up to the last release of a non-controvertial Windows OS, which was Windows 7, as for what others like Apple or Google do with mobile OS's I don't really care, Windows is still first and foremost a desktop OS as that is what majority of users will use it on, including enterprise customers, so comparing it with iOS or other mobile OS is irrelevant.
  • So far this rollout seems to be far messier than expected. Personally, it does feel like windows 10 isn't really out of it's testing fase just yet.
  • I'm staying with Windows 8.1 on my home Dell Inspiron 15R for the time being. I like how Windows 10 works and looks on a test computer at work. But the things ordinary people are saying on Update Day July 29 make me too nervous to update my home computer. 
  • Problem: Can't activate Windows 10 due to it says: Connect to the internet (while im typing this in Edge haha). Also when I click: Change Product Key, Settings just freezes. That's only my problem i have so far.
  • When clicking change product key the screen freezes so just hover ur mouse on the setting icon on the taskbar and ill see a promt then use hardware arrow keys to select and press enter, viola , worked for me
  • i have the same problem
  • Windows 10 is what I would describe as "half baked."  Lots of promise, but just not very good, yet. The absolute biggest grievances have got be the horrible regressions in OneDrive and touch usability.  Inexcusable, really.
  • The touch thing will piss me off. They sold us all on touch screen PC's. No more of this Microsoft sell me on shit then dump it. I'll go back to pen and paper if they f' me again.
  • Can't install any app from windows store! Error code 0x803F7003 :(
  • Yup - was just about to post the same thing. 
  • I've been able to update 30 out of 33 apps, but I get the same error with 3 updates and one app I'm trying to install.
  • Same here, there is no workarounds at this time
  • Did you happen to change your region in order to be able to use Cortana? I had this exact same error. I'm in Canada, so I don't have Cortana yet, so I changed my region to the United States. After getting this error for anything I tried to download from the store, I -- out of curiosity -- changed my region back to the original (Canada), and now everything downloads and installs perfectly fine.
  • Well, I'm in Bangladesh & I keep US region setting always for better experience. BTW some now some apps are installing & some are not. Will wait few days to see what hapens. Thanks for replying.      
  • I can't even open up the store. I'm getting error code" 0x80072efd
  • After upgrading to 10 sometimes my screen goes black totally n I hv to restart that's d only issue wid me till now
  • How about the Critical Error on Start Up with Cortana and the Start Menu that's been around for ages?   http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/search/search?SearchTerm=critical+err...
  • I haven't had any start up errors on my Surface 3.  I think MS pushed out an update a couple days ago that might have fixed that issue, but I'm not sure.
  • Negative ghost rider. :(
  • Mine downloaded and is just sitting in the BT folder. It wont kick the install in. I get it is a rolling push out, but that is to stop their servers from being blasted. If I already have the files it should just launch it.
  • You can start the update from the command promt.
  • I can agree with the comment that using Windows 10 on my Surface 3 is a disappointing experience.  Desktop mode was noticibly given more attention than tablet mode.  I like 10 on my old laptop, but I'm not as excited to use it on my Surface 3.  Overall I'm happy with where the OS is at launch.
  • I actually disagree. I have it on my SP3 and it runs flawlessly. No noticeable major problems other than a slight delay when clicking "All Apps" in the start menu.
  • I like it too! Altough I agree the table mode format is kind of ugly, with the big spaces between groups and the scroll up/down, instead of left/right. What I did was stick to the desktop mode and just prettied up and widend the tiles placeholder in the Start Menu.  
  • I'm Insider Preview registered user and a fresh installation of Build 10240 (Final) isn't activate.
    Mine Windows 8.1 Pro activation key isn't work either.
  • +1
  • Glad I'll be sticking with Windows 8.1 for a while! I like my PC the way it's been running the past 2 years. Never an issue and I don't have the patience or time to deal with these half assed BS issues. Same goes for Mobile!
  • My thoughts exactly. I have a touchscreen Dell Inspiron that shipped with Windows 8.0 and it was a nightmare updating it to Windows 8.1 back in April 2014. And I was hardly the only one. 
  • Don't upgrade to 10 - it will kill your touchscreen and then kill your computer when you try to fix the touchscreen. Two days now with Dell suppport trying to even get my computer to turn on correctly.  
  • I upgraded to windows 10 (I have a lenovo g500s touch notebook) and though the touchscreen registers contact, it does nto do anything.  I'm really frustrated with windows right now.  
  • Mobile isn't so bad now
  • Same here. I love my Windows 8.1. Windows 10 is on track to be a pile of shit.
  • I have a store problem 0x803F7003, some people have it too, there are some post on reddit about it, but there is no fix at the moment
  • This video shows how to fix that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_fWvhJxJNM
  • No sound on my desktop
  • I dont have sound on my laptop after I installed Windows 10 either...... 
  • No sound here either.  I do have some ccrappy old speakers but they still at least worked before.  I have also tried both "fixes" I found on the Microsoft site.  Neither worked.
  • I didnt like lack of charms bar and dlna play from any app. And one drive on windows 10 have no smart files system.
  • Edge Brower location is not working properly. It shows that I am 50 miles away. On Firefox and Chrome, it gives me the proper location. On items like Bing maps and other websites.I am loving Windows 10, but this is the only thing that is on the list.
  • Same my location is for a town about 30 40 miles away in Edge and all other microsoft app like weather and so on.
  • I just noticed that Cortana is using the wrong location also. It keeps telling me about news and events 40 miles away. While FireFox and Chrome shows me the correct location for websites like Weather.com and Bing Maps. I hope a solution is out there. I have one person say it was my internet provider, but when I checked it with "http://whatismyipaddress.com" using Edge it show the correct city.
  • Hmmm, that's honestly strange, If I were you I'd check if the results that your'e getting are from your ISP.  if you can find that out, I'd appreciate it if you'd reply :)
  • I already spoke to them yesterday. They have no idea. On there system I am on the same headend cluster for the last 3 months (which is not located 50 miles away). They even had me run a trace to make sure nothing has bridged onto my system (nope). ABL
  • Cortana should not search locally first. That's what file explorer search is for, and has been around for a long time. It should just search everything all the time and have tabs like it sorta does now.
  • Cortanna says it is not available in my region, I am from the UK and all my language settings are set to UK, how do I solve this.
  • Same thing in Germany
  • set your location as US and use the US version of language as well. It worked for me. Am from Turkey  
  • And have horrible US spellings? No thanks. I want English to be spelled correctly thankyou. I'd rather not have Cortana.
  • For all those with activation issues, Paul Thurrott says sometimes it may take a while to get the activation, maybe even a couple days, so don't fret quite yet.
  • I understand server loads .... software bugs (written too many myself), but why the flipping heck would it take a couple of days ----  that's just so wrong on so many levels for a software company that knew this was coming.    
  • i didnt do clean install. Wifi and Bluetooth work properly.booting speed was slower then win8.1 but now it is as good as win8.1 my problem is taskbar icons.their resolution is bad. İs anyone notice that ?
  • I had problems activating, but this solved it for my (on two PCs):
      1. First of all launch Command Prompt as Administrator. 2. Type slmgr /skms kms.xspace.in and then Enter. Wait for a message box to appear. 3. Type slmgr /ato and Enter. Wait for the message box, and you're done.
  • Don't rely on that KMS server too much - activation is only good for 120 days (?) before your PC has to "touch" that KMS server again. I'm betting it disappears after 8/1 when Pro/Enterprise versions are available to VL customers.
  • Thanks. Didn't know there was a time limit on it.
  • NP - that server was put up by someone as a bandage. When build 10240 (final build) was released there were no more activation keys for Enterprise versions (not sure about Pro) - adding a KMS server to the Internet allowed ENT versions to activate long enough for entitled owners to use thier own MAK/KMS keys.
  • Absolutely no wireless connections, Bluetooth or wifi, working on my Vaio Duo 13. Reverting back to 8.1 right now.
  • You have drivers issue. Ur drivers are surely not working with windows 10 . Contact ur laptops manifacturer to get driver support for windows 10. Ty
  • I have an issue with wifi. my connection is very bad, too slow, and ofthen interrupted.
  • if you check Vaio Care, you'll see that sony issued a statement that the special drivers for any device that was originally windows 8 won't be available until at least september, more likely october.  You COULD try reinstalling the sony drivers in compatibility mode, but I wouldn't count on that working.
  • why didnt MS fix  these edge issues, they are there since forever. Too few resources? All these users will say goodbye to edge on day 1 and never turn back. MS didnt learn from mistakes it appears.
  • No kidding...Edge has been nothing but problematic and have given up on it until they work out the issues with it.
  • I'm using edge as main browser with no issues, explain yourselves please
  • did you not read the article? also explain how you are not facing any issues?
  • I installed Windows 10 on my Lenova and it all went smoothly except I too am having problems with Edge - on many (but not all sites) it will only load part of a page, says it is not responding, or doesn't let me interact with the page whether I use touch or keyboard/mouse.   Cortana also doesn't seem to be functioning well . . . certainly does not respond to voice commands (although it did the first few minutes) and its search function, if I ask anything does not seem to be functioning.
  • This post makes me sad :(
  • Ik Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Yup, to many issues. I will be waiting for a bit to claim my free upgrade. 8.1 pro is working wonderfully for me. The biggest concern I have is people with wifi issues. Can't go without that. Ironically I get faster speeds on my ac1900 Asus router than I do hardwired in. My plan is 50 down. 5 up. Wifi gets me pretty close to that. Hardwire drops speeds in half. And yes I've tried 4 different cables now. And various drivers.
  • Thankfully I don't have any issues with 10 on desktop pc, laptop and surface 2 I can't believe half of the issues found on here everything works for me no lag or faults. I even tried a iso download and reinstall, strangely I can't input 8.1 pro upgrade key in, but skip key ref and auto registers due to it being installed before :)
  • Surface pro 3 here. Haven't found any issue's as such. Only problem I had was after update it couldn't find WiFi connection, but I simply powered off with long hold and back on then working fine.
  • I found out was not using bios key, they would of worked during install, non the less I'm believe half the people out there are forcing their installs, let the update roll naturally!
  • I can't understand all the problems people are having... I've never had any problems on the TP or the RTM. Might be a lack of experience causing a few issues???? Who knows....
  • Maybe people with different hardware than you? Maybe if you took time to think before posting? YOU not having issues doesn't mean nobody will have issues.
  • Maybe people with different hardware than you no better about what they are doing? Maybe if you took the time before posting as well?
    YOU having issues doesn't mean that everybody will have issues.
  • He didn't say everybody would have problems.  In fact he said the opposite, that some may have problems and some may not, and that there may be reasons other than user error that determine which category you are in.  The laptop where I installed Win10 is having issues that are most definitely hardware dependent.
  • What is strange about this is the number of people with issues say on a surface 3 when others don't I suspect some are doing complete reinstalls, others doing upgrades, possible some doing forced upgrades before there time with half done ISO, who knows? I suspect considering I am insider I got update on a healthy bandwidth two weeks ago, might be an update during install got missed on some.
  • I actually think it's good that the Home edition is updated automatically, that way my mom's PC would always be on the latest version, same as mine, and easy to support her if she needs any help. I haven't heard anyone complain about the auto updates in Chrome/firefox (althrough I did hear people complain about IE not doing the same). While Windows udpates can be a bigger issue than a browser update, they're also more important. What bothers me is that with the latest Windows 10 bits, update restart scheduling doesn't work. I don't get notified to scedule a restart and if I schedule a restart for a later time it still uses the suggested restart time anyway (and it's usually in the middle of the night, so you have no way of cancling out of that). That's a pretty big issue
  • Can't open mail app (crashes everytime), MS store wont open either. Feels like a rough beta. Tablet mode needs some tweaking too.
  • Well done Mauro. My issue with 240 is Edge and Cities: Skylines.  Edge needs protection from the ravages of internet ads and my Cities: Skylines game doesn't play.  So until that is resolved, NO update of my 8,1 partition to version 10. Not gonna happen.
  • I was right, all along.  Windows 10 is horrible.
  • WiFi has been terrible on hp spectre 360 the entire beta, plenty of insider reports from me!
  • You have drivers issue. Ur drivers are surely not working with windows 10 . Contact ur laptops manifacturer to get driver support for windows 10. Ty
  • My problem is kinda serious... I did a clean install from an ISO, everything went smooth.. once windows finished installing and it started, i can't open the settings app.. I just can't.. when i click on it it just does not show.. i tried clicking on "all settings" in the action center, same thing happens.. anyone got this?
  • Same problem here.  I called microsoft and they had me reinstall win 10 and that didn't help I'm waiting on hold to talk with them again.
  • Here's the fix It worked for me (Can't post links here so replace the spaces with periods) answers microsoft com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/settings-doesnt-launch-or-launches-the-store/ec439819-7ee4-4b4d-abdd-35d82e04c55f
  • Awesome! This worked for me too! Thank you very much!
  • I'm bummed I can't upgrde 8.1 Enterprise to 10 without doing a full install. When it comes up with install options, I can only select the a fresh intsall-- no upgrades. Anyone figure out a way around this?
  • My problem on my PC was that the HD screen I had connected it to via HDMI wasn't displaying properly. There would be bits cut off. And yes I tried to change the resolution but that didn't help the 'cutting off' of the screen. Took me ages to find the adjust screen size option in the NVIDIA settings. Apart from that, really enjoying it so far!
  • same problem here, Nvidia Geforce 970
  • Windows 10 update screwed with my video driver settings, the same might have happened to you. I installed the latest nvidia driver and everything went back to sensible options without tweaking. This particular case sounds like overscan, and can probably also be fixed in the screen's settings For example, on my Samsung monitor it's Menu -> Picture -> Screen settings -> 16:9 overscan
  • I also see many people on other websites such as Yahoo and MSN complaining. I find this frightening and being a paranoid person I feel like Windows 10 will fail. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Lots of problems. The system is unfinished , I mean , they released a product that still have many, many points to be corrected. I did the upgrade of 8.1 to 10 , and these are the problems I encountered : - The system takes too long to start ; - After start, the system is slow (I have a great notebook, Core i5); - Apps do not start ; - Cortana is slow to search if the web search is enabled ( the problem is fixed by disabling the search for the web) ; - Problems with the UI , such as the title bar ( size of the buttons ); - The fonts (look at the adress bar of Edge) looks like they havent anti-aliasing ( it seems that ClearType does not exist! ) ; - If you click on SHARE 's Edge button, it will open a bar that looks like coming Windows 8! Horrible! Anyway, these are just some - of many - system problems.
  • Have these issues come with a clean install? Starting fresh?
  • For me no.it work pretty well after a clean
  • Started downloading WIn10 this morning on my Surface Pro 3 and I'm stuck at 43% since at least four hours. Either it's hung itself or MS's servers are clogged. My internet stream is fine BTW, I am browsing/emailing fine.
  • Neither the store ... It says "servers are pretty fuccced up right now. Come back with a hammer"
  • I am currently stuck at 43% too. Did your download ever finish? I checked taskmanager and nothing is using up bandwidth at the moment (I made sure no programs were running on that computer to be absolutely certain that the Windows 10 downloader could have all resources available)
  • Cant login with groove and Xbox. Anyone with this issue??
  • groove music works fine here (also with my xbox music pass subscription)
  • My laptop is stuck at preparing for installation from past 1hour after downloading windows 10. The bar is not filling up.. Any help?
  • Mine took around 10 hours to install completely and it is a horrible experience. Sometimes it start sometimes not hell of a experience
  • its been working great for me, except for sound. the sound coming out of my PC with Win10, is awful. It sounds like way too much base. just awful sound. I know Speakers are working great, since it was running awesome on Win8.1 with no issues with crystal clear sound. Other than that, NOTHING and perfect. 
  • I was having the same issue with sound and the mix not hearing me. I went into Device Manager and updated the drivers from there. Might or might not help but worth a try.
  • Updating the driver as you indicated help me.  Thanks!
  • You have drivers issue. Ur drivers are surely not working with windows 10 . Contact ur laptops manifacturer to get driver support for windows 10. Ty
  • Try reinstalling the sound drivers.  Download from oem for the latest drivers.  If it was good before, then it should still be good.
  • Crap now i'm having second thoughs about installing windows 10 on my SP3, since it's my main work device. I'm specially worried about the photos app and the bugs when using the device in tablet mode. Anyone with windows 10 on a sp3 care to comment on the experience with those two items? Thanks in advance
  • SP3 on W10 here. All the things you mentioned are working fine for me. I had a few glitches in tabet mode where it wouln't open the touch keyboard. Another thing I noticed while writing this, that my Surface Keyboard seems to miss a few keys here and there. This is quite annoying.      
  • I have a problem with the Nvidia Drivers for my Geforce 970... drivers were installed with an error. After restart it seemed it worked, but some stuff in the nvidia control panel is not working (like 2nd screen resizing) Also mpc-hc (Media Player Classic - Home Cinema) is not working for me
  • Try running the media player classic under compatibility mode.
  • i got the exact same problem with the GPU drivers... it fails to install the Windows Update version, it's so damn annoying. i have the same GPU 
  • MPC is working for me.  It could be your video drivers. Try reinstalling the drivers or change the video settings in MPC.
  • WIndows 10 does not seem to have the option to select multiple desktop wallpapers for a slideshow. At least I could not find it in the themes. The new wallpaper selection page on 10 is horrible. I won't be upgrading my SP3 for almost a year, or until tablet mode is as good as Windows 8.1. Upgraded my Laptop (Non touch) and I like the experience on a non touch system better than in Windows 8.1.
  • It has the option: go to All Settings > Personalization > Background and on the pane, under "Background", choose "Slideshow". Now you can browse for a directory.
  • That works great, thank you! It still feels disjointed, coming from Windows 7 but at least it works.
  • "Microsoft Edge takes too long to load graphic intensive websites." "Edge won't let me scroll down on a webpage until the web page has downloaded." THIS ! + After reset I lose all my bookmarks and they are all the same. Strange bug.
  • Upgrade failed and then rollback failed.
    Time to clean installation.
  • Loving Windows 10, forums with junk ads like Windows Central forums video ads that freeze Edge have made me not to happy with the browser till extensions come.
  • W10 locked me out of my PC. Won't recognize my local password I set up during the upgrade.
  • I'm locked out too on one of the two I upgraded. It's a Yoga Pro 2. Tried resetting my password on the working one but it didn't help.
  • Nothing is error free at launch :P.
  • Why you do Like this Microsoft.... Why? The hype is strong is why I am going to proceed with my upgrade... But gaddamit Man!!
  • Everything is working ok for me (a desktop PC and a SP3). I'm really happy with Windows 10, though it sometimes feels a bit "unfinished". Edge is still really rough (I so miss the sync of bookmarks/history between devices). To block ads, you can add entries to your host file (take a look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKF-fucs8J0). Works pretty well. Still, waiting for addons really hard... Last thing I'm unhappy with, the photo app. Crap.
  • So all these problems because a bunch of whinny babies couldn't move past a modified start menu? Thanks, idiots.
  • Same feels
  • It runs ten times slower than Windows 8, seems half baked, has been a pain to install, and has made a mess out of my hard drives. But hey, you got a different looking start menu that does nothing more than the old charms did.
  • After upgrading to windows 10 i cant open windows store from store prebuilt app. Only with microsoft edge or browser i can explore app from windows store.
  • Well honestly, I like Windows 10 more thean 8.1 on my Dell non touch laptop. Makes me like that laptop again which I hated with 8.1 which IMO is not that great on non touch devices.. However, I fell thay have taken a step back on the touch interface. Reason for me to not upgrade my Surface Pro 3 yet. 8.1 is great for touch devices. Given the continuous feature update approach, I would be upgrading the SP3 when it becomes better for touch devices.
  • Win 10 actually has a "Tablet-Mode" that you are propmted to enter or exit depending on whether the keyboard is attached to your Surface Pro. The tablet-mode provides a continous interface that is flawless on touch devices. I think Win10 is the right OS for your surface Pro.
  • Apparently it also glitches out the start menu if you have over 512 things installed.   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/29/windows_10_bug_alert_start_menu_breaks_512_entries/
  • Microsoft edge stopped working in less than a day.  Now it doesnt open any website, looks like it keeps refreshing the browser at all times unable to open the site at all. So far a big disappointment. Windows 10 is ok, nothing really new from Win 8 since cortana is not availabe in my language.  As i though from the beginning, this is Windows 8.2
  • My only problem with my Acer aspire 5755g is the Dolby driver.even the Sony Vegas is working with the NVIDIA driver installed.didn't worked in 7 or 8.1.edge is running smoothly I don't have issues with the location or anything till now.no wifi issues no bt issues.my girlfriend had problems with the sumscung but I did a fresh install without drivers with 8.1 and did the 10 upgrade now it runs perfect with no problems.
  • This is the exact reason why I wanted my custom laptop as purely Intel as possible. Close partnership and reliable drivers.
  • This is the exact reason why I wanted my custom laptop as purely Intel as possible. Close partnership and reliable drivers.
  • I let it install overnight on one of my laptops.  Issues I discovered this morning, in the order I care about them: I can't get "tap to click" to work with the laptop's touchpad.  I've turned the option on and off several times to see if that helps, but it doesn't.  Really REALLY annoying. The touchscreen gets coordinates wrong with full screen (RT) apps.  Candy crush isn't so fun when it doesn't swap what I touch, it swaps the row below.  I verified that it gets the coordinates right in desktop apps.  It's only wrong for RT apps, consistently off by about 50 pixels. It thinks I've got an external monitor plugged in at all times.  The laptop's screen was on but blank when I checked on it this morning - I thought the update failed.  Rebooting made the hard drive spin, but still no display.  I was just about to restore the original OS when I thought to plug in a monitor to see if I could see anything.  Sure enough, everything was fine except where it was sending the display.  After multiple reboots and attempts at tweaking settings, it still thinks I'm always using an external monitor.  I can only see something on the laptop itself if I set it to duplicate my screen to the secondary display. My first impression is that I like the design changes, but the bugs sure temper my enthusiasm.
  • for coordinates issue (which is strange to sneak in for a production) - usually it helps to zoom in, out (or default zoom) - where applicable, kind of resets things, and scale/coordinates is tightly related.
  • Millions of testers and there are still issues on launch day.  Maybe someday people will realize that an operating system is very complex.  So complex that it litterally takes years to address all of the issues.  Thank you to all the early adopters for helping flush out those issues.  Not something to complain about, but something to add to the list of things to do. Meanwhile, my Surface Pro 3 seems to have downloaded the package (3.8GB) 10 hours ago but refuses to let me know that it is ready to perform the upgrade.  Waiting.... waiting... Can I just run the Setup.exe myself?
  • i had the GPU driver bug.. i already had the last NVIDIA driver for Windows 10 x64 on a GTX 970, but for the damn automatic update via Windows Update the OS uninstalled my driver and tried to install the Windows update version, but i got an error and my pc stucked with Windows Basic Display driver and just screwed my gaming rig... that was annonying as hell, but i found the solution.
  • Hi Mate, Had the same problem. How did you fix it? Gary  
  • I've been waiting to do my install tonight when I get home but I have to say all these comments have kinda killed most of my excitement. Right now my system is running butter smooth on 8.1 and I feel the chances of things working out perfectly or most things working perfectly are slim. Maybe it's a good time WCentral did a poll? Then we can see how many people experiened no major issues vs. those that have.
  • I'd wait.  I upgraded a laptop last night to see if it would be worth upgrading my other 5 windows machines.  The upgrade itself was actually pretty smooth, but there are some thing that aren't working quite right, just enough that I decided to hold off a month or two on the other computers.  Wait for a few more kinks to work themselves out.
  • Guys who are having activation error:0xC004F034 Try this : create a file           filename.bat (Run as admin) @echo off
    :loop
    cscript /nologo slmgr.vbs /ato
    if errorlevel 0 goto end
    goto loop
    :end
    echo Activation was successful. Press any key to close this window.
    pause>nul
    exit
  • http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-specifications Under "Feature deprecation" is says this:
    If you have Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, or Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center and you install Windows 10, Windows Media Center will be removed. For a limited time (the “eligible period”), on systems upgraded to Windows 10 from one of these older versions of Windows (a “qualified system”), a DVD playback app (“windows DVD player”) will be installed. Note: the Windows DVD Player may not be installed immediately; it will be installed after the first successful Windows Update.
  • Anyone found a way to sideload WMC (Media Center) onto W10 yet? I was one of those hoping for a last minute announcement/replacement, but clearly nothing planned... so two systems in our household will be forever stuck on 8.1 until a suitable replacement/alternative is available. (Before posting suggestions to alternatives, we need something stable with full LiveTV, a reliable guide and PVR functionality that doesn't fall apart every two minutes (e.g. XMBC, ServerWMC, etc.)... while being intuitive and easy-to-use (some say "wife" or "family" -friendly).
  • Run your old OS with WMC in a virtual machine?
  • Upgrade error Kernel Auto Boost Lock Acquisition With Raised IRQL... Anyone knows what to do?!
  • Same problem here, this error message, failed to restart automatically so I powered off after 30 minutes waiting, now fails to load either W10 or original W7 - just a black screen and a hanging system. Unbelievable! Unable to work and now having to pay a technician to try to at least revert back to W7...
  • Oh dear... am I alone..? Windows Insider here, having used Windows 10 Tech Preview for months with minimal (near zero) issues... Along comes Launch Day, with the big update... and my WiFI is dead every minute or two! WHAT HAPPENED? New users - I promise W10 was fine until today!!
  • What WiFi adapter do you have?  My Netgear WNDA 4100 does that after every upgrade.  They default it to the wrong driver and you have to dig down and do it manually (select from list). Submitted it every time in feedback with screen shots and all. 
  • I had the same issue since I installed the latest version. Try this (it was my solution) 1. Open CMD with administrator privileges. 2. Type this  netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.txt 3. Restart to finish I hope that works for you too!  
  • Only problem I have is the store one.. else it was a smooth 10ish minute upgrade. Did a full wipe and installed via ISO afterwards on a new SSD without any problems as well.. just had to get the new key via "other means" from the upgraded version. Still need to test some games, steam and so on, but so far so good. On my ASUS laptop everything is working as well.. including WIFI. Not sure why some people are having some of these problems.. they sound "odd" some of them.
  • I was able to load and install Win 10 using the Media Center tool.  All worked smoothly. My problem is that I cannot open any MS Office attachments that I receive in emails or documents from the Web. This is essential for my work and now I'm stuck not being able to open critical documents.  "Word experienced an error trying to open the file."  I could always open files in Win7. Anyone else experience this or have a solution?
  • I have a huuuge problem: i upgraded from windows7 a 64bit and my windows is now stuck on a black screen with a pointer, without a explorer.exe, anyone,knows how to bypass this problem please help...
  • Common geniuses anyone please
  • I too experienced this problem. If you are like me it would be at the lockscreen just a black screen with a pointer? i bypassed this by first: Clicking the screen to "unlock the screen" Click ctrl once to toggle onto the password bar then type your password and hit enter. let me know how this works. let me know as well if you have trouble opening some apps. im also experiencing this.
  • I can bypass the lock screen, but the issue is that explorer.exe is not responding, I can put a new task from task manager like (explorer.exe) a few seconds is Ok and then crashes and not responding anymore, like windows is not allowing explorer, like it seems of it like a virus, interesting right! I tried some tricks from internet worth no luck
  • I couldn't even get to the lock screen.  I have Windows 7 on a HP Pavilion g6 with AMD Chip. CNTL+ALT+Delete did nothing. So, I did what you're not supposed to do...I just held the power button down until the thing rebooted.  About 10 minutes later, I was finally in.  All seems to be working.
  • I had the black screen problem upgrading from Win8.1 to Win10. My Dell Alienware X51 has two video outs DVI and HDMI and shipped with Win8. I only use DVI since I have a 2560x1440 monitor. As a last resort, I connected an HDMI cable and bingo! there was the Win10 logon screen. Win 10 had configured itself for dual monitor and defaulted to the unused HDMI port. I was then able to change the monitor settings to use the DVI by going to Settings - Advanced Display Options - Multiple Displays (Show only on 1). It now boots OK but I had to keep the HDMI connected since it occasionally still bots to black screen with only a mouse pointer showing. Hope this helps. My impression so far is that Win10 is the same old pig with a very thin vaneer of lipstick. As you work through various set-up options you are taken on a magical mistery tour of Win8, Win7, Vista, XP and earlier windows with clunky inconsistent presentations and behaviours. I really hoped Microsoft had learned its lessons and put effort into fixing the fundamentals. Sadly, I have yet to see any evidence of this.
  • Hmmm I prefer to get a new PC with W10 already installed
  • I get blue screen of death every ten min and restarts. Oooft. What a headache
  • Me too, I have a Dell laptop, I get INTERNAL POWER ERROR and blue screen restarts my PC about 20 to 30 seconds after I log-in
  • No sound here. I don't feel like using or exploring Windows 10 at all because the basic function is not working. Why did it say my device was compatible while it was not? 
  • Something happened. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • No dramas on pc amd surface pro 3. Winning :)
  • Only amusing thing on my Surface Pro 3 was that after the upgrade, the (Microsoft Brand) type cover wasn't working and the SP3 didn't seem to know it was there (despite it being attached before and during the upgrade.) I removed the type-cover and re-attached, then it "found" the device and downloaded a driver for it.  Even then, it didn't work until I rebooted.  All normal now, but really, Microsoft -- you really should put the driver for your own type-cover in there.  I don't know what percentage of SP3 users use the official type-cover, but I would guess it's pretty high. While the type-cover was not working I got a window asking for feedback on how my upgrade went.....of course I couldn't easily type a withering response with no keyboard (and I was too frustrated to bring up the on-screen).  Now that it's working I haven't gotten that feedback request again!  It's like they know....
  • is anyone else having directx11 instead of directx12 on windows 10??
  • Holy hell. Where is the 'Play To' other device options with the apps now? Are you kidding me? STOP REMOVING STUFF ON ALL YOUR UPDATES, FOR CHRIST SAKE.
  • 1. Internet connection is unstable.
    2. Pin to start and unpin from start doesn't work right away. Only after restarting the changes are visible.
    3. I cannot send emails with Outlook 2013
    4. I cannot download new apps from the store.
    5. Cortana doesn't work. I get the message "something went wrong, try again later".
    6. Long delay before the lock screen opens.
    7. Long delay when opening Excel. Other office programs work fine.
    8. Edge is slow. I couldn't browse through Windows Central at one point. My windows 10 mobile TP has less bugs then Windows 10.
  • exact same issues others are having!..especially long boot time.
  • The only problem I have is I'm not able to send emails using Outlook 2013. I've tried everything I can think of but nothing works apart from being able to send microsoft test emails when re-entering my details, but normal emails still do not send. The main message I get is that the error states outlook 2013 is not corrected, but I can receive emails fine. Anyone one else with this problem?  
  • Now I'm not able to install any apps, I now get error message try that again something went wrong!!
  • i am facing the same problem. any way you can counter this?
  • Same problem, but no solution I am afraid. Like you, I have tried everything I can think of but to no avail. 
  • As far as Edge scrolling goes, it works with touch screen but is very slow with mouse.  IE has been this way for a long time but Edge is even more pronounced. Windows Central is the perfect website to test this on. If we can have smooth scrooling for touch than it should work for the mouse.  However, it's been this way since the release of 8.0. 
  • This morning windows 10 update failed with error code 80200056 after failing to update the kb3055343 beforw. So right now im still on notify me when update is ready.
  • All of you are fucking disaster ... this is unbelievable amateur ...
    so many error codes??!!! ... what is wrong with you? !!?
  • Just finished upgrading my one and only Windows machine to Windows 10. After installing 1 app I get this message: 'It looks like you've reached your device limit for installing apps and games from the Store on your Windows 10 device'. WTF?! I know you can only have 10 devices but I only have one! 
  • Same problem here! Now I can't open any defaut app such as Calculator, Mail, Calendar, Photos and even the Store app!!! Any ideas, someone?
  • There will always be issues
  • I have a problem as I only see Bluetooth option when I right click a file and select send to... All other options are missing... How can I restore the other options???
  • 80240020 update error
  • 80240020 update
  • 80240020 error
  • Win Phon 8.1 Lumia won't connect. However, my Win 10 Mob Insider Prev Lumia 1020 will.   
  • I've been installing Windows 10 for about four hours and for the last hour it's been stuck on 91%. Anybody any ideas what I should do? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • my audio isn't working... that's my only issue right now.. trying to redownload my realtek audio driver
  • On Surface 3 - Tablet Mode is poor; I bought the surface 3 to use as a tablet. At present it's pretty useless without a keyboard. Touch gestures have gone (they worked well in 8.1) and the tiles are awkward to move around - it's a step backwards, maybe two steps, given the experience feels very much like one of those sluggish Windows 7 tablets from 2010. It's pretty unsophisticated next to the iPad UI. Also, Windows 8.1 was really responsive and smooth on the Surface 3, while Windows 10 is sluggish, unresponsive and not enjoyable to use.  I do like the new desktop start menu, but the whole thing looks and feels like an early beta version. Also, switching out of Tablet Mode is just horrible if you had apps open as they layer themselves on the desktop in a really ungraceful way. My tablet now feels like a laptop without a keyboard and that's not why I bought it - I wanted a tablet to be a tablet but Windows 10 is not for users who want a largely touch experience. I hope they fix it but until they do I'm restoring 8.1.  Disappointing...really disappointing. OH...they've messed around with syncing a Windows Phones too! The Modern UI App worked just fine in 8.1, just plug in and let it do its thing...now we're back to manually moving photos and videos around. Really? 
  • I find windows 10 more responsive than 8/1
  • After upgrading my Win8.1 install the screen started to flash uncontrollably and I could hear beeping when moving around with the mouse. Did a clean reinstall from an USB media created by the Windows tool, mostly works fine, except I can't use my Win8.1 key to activate any more... Gonna give the support guys a call & a piece of my mind... They're not gonna like it.
  • "select what files and folder to sync on a particular computer" This is incorrect. You can only selectively sync entire folders, not files. This is in fact part of the issue with missing placeholders; Selective sync for individual files was a key component introduced as part of placeholders.
  • Windows 10 tablet mode is a garbage compared to 8.1
  • I agree the table mode format is kind of ugly, with the big spaces between groups and the scroll up/down, instead of left/right. What I did was stick to the desktop mode and just prettied up and widend the tiles placeholder in the Start Menu. And it looks quite good! I like it now!
  • Can anyone help me out? i seemed to have encountered a pretty major issue. Everytime i try to open any kind of settings window it instantly opens and closes, so frustrating. Looks good but so far i wish i stayed with 7 lol.
  • Same problem here.  I"m on hold with microsoft now, hoping for a solution.
  • Any response yet?
  • here's the fix (replace spaces with periods) answers microsoft com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/settings-doesnt-launch-or-launches-the-store/ec439819-7ee4-4b4d-abdd-35d82e04c55f
  • Here's the fix It worked for me (Can't post links here so replace the spaces with periods) answers microsoft com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/settings-doesnt-launch-or-launches-the-store/ec439819-7ee4-4b4d-abdd-35d82e04c55f
  • I am having the exact same issue after uprgrading to windows 10 earlier today. I have spent several hours online trying to find a solution for this issue with no luck. If you find a solution that works please share and I will do the same.
  • same issue here! everything else works fine, the settings menu does not.. windows + I, the window appears for half a second and closes down.. i read somewhere that it was recommended to disable your antivirus before upgrading to windows 10.. i did not and it messed up my antivirus installation (ad-aware free antivirus).. it said it was installed but most of the files were gone and it wouldn't load.. i had to uninstall and install again.. i have searched around and it doesnt seem to be a common issue.. waiting for a fix for the bug
  • I am not able to unpin tiles from teh start menu on Surface 3. Anyone has the same issue?
  • Error downloading windows10 update. Code 80240020.anyone here?
  • Start screen & tile layout sync. Option of allowing multiple device installation of the same app.
  • The biggest gripe I have is the quality of drivers, everything on the workstation works out of box apart from the Quadra K4000, it just doesn't like dual screen rigs. It crashes the WDDM, reverts to single display and/or ping pongs between them. Considering this is an old card, and it works find under Win 8.1 it's pretty unacceptable for a top tier manufacturer to screw up so badly.  Win 10 works fine on other rigs I've test it on, but I'll have to revert this rig back to Win 8.1 for the foreseeable future.
  • It's restricting my access to my User folder on my Surface Pro 3.  Edge can download files to my Downloads folder, but if I try to directly copy a file to Documents or Pictures or try to delete a file I get the Administrator prompt asking me if I want to continue.  If I try to save to one of those folders from an application, it tells me that I don't have permission to save there and to ask the administrator (I'm the administrator).  Files in my OneDrive folder open as read-only.    
  •   I hate to say  it but 8.1 was much smoother and more organized than 10.10 is also much slower than 8.1 it seems like I downgraded instead of upgraded.. I will not upgrade my other desktop until they get a better handle on the situation.
  • Clearly Windows 10 is a serious downgrade, On my computer Corina and Microsoft Edge are not able to access the internet.  I believe this means that I am not getting updates.  Google Chrome and Firefod are fine.
  • Easy fix for WiFi limited connectivity issues when starting up or waking from sleep. Go to WiFi adapter properties in device manager and disable the option for allowing Windows to put the adapter to sleep. That has solved my issues requiring a reboot to get WiFi connected.
  • Don't show this to Rubino. He'll have a heart attack.
  • I just downloaded Windows 10 to my PC. All went well except it's stuck on Airplane mode . The only option in Airplane mode is On! I can reboot and I get wifi back but then goes back to Airplane mode again. Anyone having this problem?
  • that sounds like wifi issue everyone is talking about (cause?). Someone mentioned the sleep mode (few posts above) just fyi.
  • I have problem whit the game Wargame:Red dragon. It's always crashes after 20-30 min....
  • The video card makers will need to go through a few driver revisions before gaming is smooth unfortunately. That's why I'm holding off my main rig upgrade for now.
  • I have a problem with system stuck on restart. Every time I have to hold the power button to reboot.
  • I have this problem too :( 
  • a pair of surface pro 2's here that won't fall or stay asleep...
  • Odd. I used my surface 3 without the keyboard for a few hours today and had a good experience. Gestures work, it's smooth, the touch interface is solid. I prefer this over 8.1..
  • you seem to be the lone gunman here. I'm still weighing whether to put my VAIO through upgrade. 
  • How do you share content of apps, play-to and open the settings?
  • First reserved it and I deserved it... Yesterday full night into the windows 10 updating . Finally got it. Iam in Qatar so please friends I need my Cortana assistant in to my laptop so how to activate it please help me friends!!!!!... Waiting for ur kind reply.......
  • http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/cortana-is-not-available-i...
  • This sucks... Surface Pro 3 upgraded and I can't log on to the Internet or see any Bluetooth devices... Any fixes for this... 
  • So far.so good here, 3 machines upgraded.. Surface pro3, z220 hp, hp envy.. No issues right now, still early but very promising.
  • I found it had both UK and Usa installed check again, remove usa
  • My only complaint is how edge works in touch mode, not as good as IE was.
  • I can't Install an application because everytime the UAC Prompt pops up an error message comes up. I can't even run Command Prompt as admin because of this. Error message is -1073741819
  • All fine on my install although it took a while. I had trouble activating Windows at first but after I did 2 new security updates it activated. Not seen that many issues yet although there does seem to be one where it's a little slow going into some settings and it keeps saying the words "working on it". I like Groove Music it found all my music fast and added album art. Overall I like it and a nice new look
  • Does anyone have any ideas as to why my taskbar is unresponsive? I have tried restarting Windows Explorer and it doesn't work. I have also tried signing out and then back in and then it works only temporary please I need help.
  • Im having issues with the taskbar and start menu they don't respond at all Need Help ASAP
  • Same and I have no clue how to get it to work I might restart, but it will probably be the same result
  • I have the same issues. Please help!
  • I tried to restart as well and also tried to reset taskbar from task manager and no positive results
  • Blue screen, little white dots going round and round. That's as far as it'll go. It'll only start up in safe mode. Been this way for almost 12 hours. I'm lost, Microsoft told me to call back in 24 hrs if it wasn't fixed.
  • After upgrading my HP to Win 10 I noticed the desktop background is the same as my Asus laptop. It shows a picture of 2 laptops back to back in the middle and says "Asus X Series" in the left corner. What's up with this?
  • I have error for the upgrade process though Windows Update. Is this because of increased traffic at the current time of the upgrading process going global? I am in Australia, is there a better time in the world to try the upgrade process thru Windows Update? I will just keep hitting the try again button till i get it. Or maybe, as I'm now thinking to just download it thru bit torrent and then install it  
  • I've upgraded 3 laptops one of them 7 years old, and 3 tablets, all different models and have had no issues other than installing a few drivers afterward. Most of the issues that everyone is describing can be avoided by reading the information that Microsoft provides on their site for compatibility and support. You also have the option to take it into a Staples store or a Micr