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Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 7:12pm On Sep 02, 2015
It's been a month and some days that Microsoft officially launched the latest version of Windows which is Windows 10 and I've come to find out that a lot of people are delaying to upgrade not because they don't like the OS but because they're waiting for Microsoft to rectify some known issues.
Today making it a month since I've been using this beast of an OS, I've come with solutions to your fears so you can enjoy this beast with me (especially if you're still on that awful windows 8 )

1. AUTOMATIC WINDOWS UPDATE
This, obviously tops the list of "Reasons why you should not upgrade to Windows 10 yet" found on many websites. Here is the way around to turn it off. (Only problem is this does not work on the Home edition but every other edition works fine). I'll edit to add trick for Home edition users later

To turn off automatic updates; press Windows Key + R, type "gpedit.msc" and press enter, Navigate to
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.
Locate the "Configure Automatic Updates" setting in the right pane and double click it. Set it to "Enabled" and select your preferred setting. Save the change.
P.S: Windows update seems to notice the change after you click "Check for Updates"

2. SEARCH RESULTS ONLY FROM C DRIVE
In this new version of Windows, Microsoft introduced Cortana personal assistant which also serves as a local/Web search for your PC. The problem is that cortana searches for contents only on the drive you installed Windows which is usually C: drive. People with a single partition will not notice this problem but it's a sure nightmare for guys with double or multiple partitions like myself knowing that I can't see a file am looking for in drive D:
How to solve this; Goto Control panel (right click on windows Icon) -- Indexing Options -- modify -- [select drive(s) you want cortana to search] -- OK
If the drive has already been index before then select it from the lower pane, click OK-- Advanced -- Rebuild
Then wait for it to index the files in the drive. When it's finished, Cortana can now see them

3. DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE IN EDGE BROWSER
With the new Windows, Microsoft debuted their all new browser named Edge. I used to be a fan of Firefox but after this upgrade I couldn't get enough of Microsoft Edge. There are a lot of new features you'll really enjoy in this browser but the only con is the default search engine which is Bing (since a lot of us are happier with Google). Here's how to change it to Google.
First visit Google.com from the address bar then click the three dots at the extreme top right (just under the close icon) then click settings then "view advanced settings". Scroll down to "search in the address bar with" and click the box. If you had visit Google website, it'll appear there, then select it

4. GOING BACK TO YOUR PREVIOUS WINDOWS
This option is only available to those who upgraded from windows 7 or Windows 8.1. If you performed a clean install then skip this number.
For one reason or the other you might want to go back to your former windows. Microsoft prepared a downgrading tool for you. Just click on Windows Icon and in the start screen, click on settings then update and security and click on recovery on the left pane. Depending on your former windows version, you'll see "Go back to Windows 8.1 (or 7)"
Note that this feature is only available for a month because Microsoft deletes your "windows.old" folder after a month so apparently you have a month to decide if you're gonna stick with windows 10 or not.

5. FILE EXPLORER OPENING WITH QUICK ACCESS
A lot of Windows users are already accustomed to opening file explorer to Computer (or This PC in windows 8.1) to view all drives connected to their PC currently. But that changed in windows 10 as file explorer opens with quick access as default. To restore the usual format; open file explorer and click on view tab -- options (extreme top right)-- general tab -- open file explorer to...then select This PC

6. CORTANA SEARCH BAR ON THE TASKBAR
This is one of the first things you notice immediately after upgrading to Windows 10. The cortana search bar being in the Taskbar may be cool for some but to others, unnecessary. Here's a short way to hide it or turn it to Cortana icon. Right click on the bar and select "search" (if you've activated cortana, you'll see cortana instead of search) then from the sub menu click "Show search as icon" or "hidden".

7. DISPLAY DRIVER PROBLEM (SCREEN BRIGHTNESS NOT WORKING OR SLEEP MODE MISSING)
This problem occurs because during the update, Microsoft uninstalls your display driver and installs the basic display adapter for you.

The solution is to install your display driver back. You can do this by either
1. checking for Windows update and updating your system
2. Go to device manager and right click on display driver and update using internet
3. Download driverpack solution or any driver installation software

8. BATTERY DISCHARGING VERY FAST
Sadly this has not fully been resolved but Microsoft and Intel are continuously working on it. It has been restored on some processors so keep updating your windows, yours might be next.
Compiled by Computerboy.

DOWNLOAD LINKS

Windows 10 AU all Editions (with all October updates) 3.5GB

Windows 10 AU Build 1607 October All Editions (x64) ISO(Preactivated) 3.4GB

Windows 10 AU Build 1607 October All Editions (x86) ISO(Preactivated) 2.7GB

All in all, I rate windows 10 8.5/10 so what are you still waiting for? Getting this beast on your PC and I promise you won't regret you did.

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by abdulaz: 8:00pm On Sep 02, 2015
I have been on Windows 10 for almost a month now and I have enjoyed a great bit of it, new update came recently and after updating, some features that were present in Windows 7 but absent in 8 and 8.1 came back to 10, and such feature is the sleep mode which I usually use as power bank to charge my phone.
Thanks for the insight on update setting and Cortana search location.

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 8:16pm On Sep 02, 2015
abdulaz:
I have been on Windows 10 for almost a month now and I have enjoyed a great bit of it, new update came recently and after updating, some features that were present in Windows 7 but absent in 8 and 8.1 came back to 10, and such feature is the sleep mode which I usually use as power bank to charge my phone.
Thanks for the insight on update setting and Cortana search location.
You're welcome.
Actually, you didn't have sleep mode because during the update, Microsoft un-installed your display driver and installed the Microsoft basic display adapter (which didn't have sleep mode) for you. Then when you connect to Internet, your PC automatically downloads your driver back and give you your sleep mode back.
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by abdulaz: 6:00am On Sep 03, 2015
computerboy:

You're welcome.
Actually, you didn't have sleep mode because during the update, Microsoft un-installed your display driver and installed the Microsoft basic display adapter (which didn't have sleep mode) for you. Then when you connect to Internet, your PC automatically downloads your driver back and give you your sleep mode back.
It wasn't so when I updated from 7 to 8 and 8.1, my display was crappy and dull unlike that of 7 that was sharp. But after updating to 10, my display was now sharper than that of Windows 7. I didn't use clean install method, I did my update with an ISO file.
From what you've said earlier I think it was the display driver that wasn't installed on my previous Windows 8.1
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by alienvirus: 6:06am On Sep 03, 2015
Cool
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by skydancer: 9:55am On Sep 08, 2015
Nice one. A better (faster and memory efficient) file indexer you can use for your PC is Everything
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Obas101(m): 10:20pm On Sep 08, 2015
I'm having issues with activation afta upgrading.. It was really bothersome 4 me so i had to downgrade bak to my windows 8. Tho av downloaded d windows 10 alo package stil scared cos i don't know my way round d activation Yet. Any clues

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 4:16pm On Sep 09, 2015
Obas101:
I'm having issues with activation afta upgrading.. It was really bothersome 4 me so i had to downgrade bak to my windows 8. Tho av downloaded d windows 10 alo package stil scared cos i don't know my way round d activation Yet. Any clues

Use Microsoft toolkit v2.6 beta 5.....it's the only permanent activator I've tested.

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by afrobaby(f): 4:14pm On Sep 10, 2015
Windows 10 is really cool, though I still fumble with lots of things like when I want to shut down, still navigating my mouse to the right corner. But all in all, i think it is cool. The cast to device isn't working for me though, anyone tried it?

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 6:55pm On Sep 10, 2015
afrobaby:
Windows 10 is really cool, though I still fumble with lots of things like when I want to shut down, still navigating my mouse to the right corner. But all in all, i think it is cool. The cast to device isn't working for me though, anyone tried it?
Update your display driver and it'll work.
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Adebayolove(m): 9:30pm On Sep 11, 2015
Any solution yet to power drain? My battery drains faster since I upgraded to win'10
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by jaid23: 2:10am On Sep 12, 2015
Adebayolove:
Any solution yet to power drain? My battery drains faster since I upgraded to win'10
I'm also having the same prob. i had to roll back to my win7. win10 is poo in terms of battery power, the so called power saver is poo.
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 11:59am On Sep 12, 2015
Adebayolove:
Any solution yet to power drain? My battery drains faster since I upgraded to win'10

No full fix for that now but Microsoft is working on it. According to their website, we're to always install the latest windows updates. Mine is getting better tho after installing updates
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Supermiy: 12:07pm On Sep 12, 2015
nice thread..i thought you'd act the spying activities Microsoft seem to been doing with this windows up date...there is a full list of how this dudes are monitoring ya in anyways they can...just letting you know
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 12:23pm On Sep 12, 2015
Supermiy:
nice thread..i thought you'd act the spying activities Microsoft seem to been doing with this windows up date...there is a full list of how this dudes are monitoring ya in anyways they can...just letting you know
Nice one. Will add it soon
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Cvesta(m): 4:28pm On Sep 12, 2015
Nice OS
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by timilehing(m): 8:14pm On Sep 14, 2015
This post may not make front page cos it's not a "Tonto Dike's" thread
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by kpaofame: 11:19pm On Sep 14, 2015
Nice one
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by otikobaba: 4:47pm On Sep 15, 2015
Kudos bro for the Update.....W re following u jare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Lexusgs430: 6:15pm On Sep 15, 2015
Adebayolove:
Any solution yet to power drain? My battery drains faster since I upgraded to win'10

I totally agree with you. On Windows 7 I got about 4hrs plus on moderate use, but on Windows 10, barely 2 hours.
We need a patch soonest to fix this battery drain issue.

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Slimbideb: 8:38pm On Sep 15, 2015
Please help,I just bought ds New Hp mini laptop buh am unable to browse wit it tho it connected weneva I try to use wireless cable or wireless but when I login on any website either through firefox or ma Internet Explorer the website will not load @all....please help me and give me advice on what to do...Thanks....Am tired of trying many cybercafe everyday al bkus am getting Confused mayb its network or not but I found out today that the problem is not a matter of NETWORK
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 9:48pm On Sep 15, 2015
Slimbideb:
Please help,I just bought ds New Hp mini laptop buh am unable to browse wit it tho it connected weneva I try to use wireless cable or wireless but when I login on any website either through firefox or ma Internet Explorer the website will not load @all....please help me and give me advice on what to do...Thanks....Am tired of trying many cybercafe everyday al bkus am getting Confused mayb its network or not but I found out today that the problem is not a matter of NETWORK
Check your firewall, your proxy settings and hosts file

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Slimbideb: 10:05pm On Sep 15, 2015
So what should I do after checking it
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Slimbideb: 10:07pm On Sep 15, 2015
And where will I go straight to see d firewall and d proxy u mentioned pls
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 11:19am On Sep 16, 2015
Slimbideb:
So what should I do after checking it
Check your firewall to make sure you're not blocking Internet access of ur browser and check your proxy to Make sure it's on automatic or no proxy.

U can get to these locations by using ur search box

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Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by honharr(m): 2:45pm On Sep 16, 2015
i upgraded my pc to windows 10..ever since den..pc shuts down automatically while I am working..what do i do?
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Lexusgs430: 5:49pm On Sep 16, 2015
honharr:
i upgraded my pc to windows 10..ever since den..pc shuts down automatically while I am working..what do i do?

Roll back to your previous operating system and see if problem persists
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by holusormi(m): 9:32am On Sep 17, 2015
honharr:
i upgraded my pc to windows 10..ever since den..pc shuts down automatically while I am working..what do i do?

It's most likely driver issues , reinstall all your drivers or do a fresh install of windows 10
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Obinnio: 12:38am On Sep 18, 2015
Help with how home edition can disable the update
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by Obinnio: 12:39am On Sep 18, 2015
Is there any latest fix on the battery issues?
Re: Known Cons Of Windows 10 And Their Solutions by computerboy: 11:33am On Sep 18, 2015
Obinnio:
Help with how home edition can disable the update
Well it requires some registry modifications. Hope you're savvy enough
Obinnio:
Is there any latest fix on the battery issues?
Not yet

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