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3 Common Windows 10 Problems and How to Fix Them

Whether you have been using Windows 10 for a few years or just recently updated there may be some issues that pop up as you use your computer. Fortunately many of these issues can be solved fairly quickly and on your own. Here are 3 common Windows 10 problems and how to fix them.

1. You Don’t Have Enough Space to Install a Windows Update

It can be frustrating when trying to update your software and you are unable to due to not having enough storage space available. One way to clear up some space is by using the “auto free up space” on your hard drive or SSD. You can do this by using the Built in Disk Cleanup tool.

  • Click on the start menu

  • Choose All Programs

  • Select Accessories, then system tools

  • Click on Disk Cleanup

  • Under the Files to Delete heading, choose which file types you want to remove

  • If you’re not sure about which file types to get rid of, select each one in turn and read its descriptionWhen you’ve selected the file types to delete, click OK

  • Another way to clear up space is by doing it manually. Look through your files and archive and remove large and old file and uninstall applications that you do not need any longer.

2. Files are opening in the wrong application

Sometimes when you double-click a file to open it, it won’t open in the app you expect it to. This means the file association in Windows is broken. These steps can help you easily fix that:

  • Go to your settings in the start menu.Click on the system tab and find the category labeled “default apps”.

  • In this section you can choose what app opens each file type and specify an app for different file extensions.

3. You’re getting too many notifications

Window’s 10 introduces the Action Center which does a great job of displaying all of your notifications in one place. You may feel like you are getting too many notifications and would like to silence notifications for apps you do not find important. You can easily switch these off by following these steps:

  • Go to the Start menu and choose SettingsClick on System, then choose Notifications & ActionsUse

  • The toggle switches to control how and when notifications appear, or if they appear at all. As well as controlling system level notifications, you can set them on a per-app basis.

Do you have more troubleshooting questions you’d like answered? Sound off in the comments sections and let us know what you’d like to know.


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