Windows 10 Anniversary update Issues and How to Fix Them
Microsoft has released the latest major update for the Windows 10 operating system.
The windows 10 Anniversary Update bringing a lot of new features and improvements to Windows 10
Read What new features and improvements on windwos 10 Anniversary update
New Update, New Issues
Aside from all the good that brought the update, during the rollout, many users also reported a number of issues after installing the update.You might also face some issues while trying to run the Anniversary Update or after installing it, here are some of the most common problems with proper solution.
1. Start Menu and Explorer Freezing
After updating, some users have reported the Start menu refusing to open, and applications freezing up all over the place.
solution : Download the windows 10 Start menu Troubleshooting tool.
Run The Start Menu troubleshoot tool still problem not solved try to create a new user account and login with new created user account lets hope your problem will be fix.
To Create A New User Account Open a command prompt as administrator and type the following command to create a new user:net user /add To make this new user an admin, type this instead:net localgroup Administrators /addNow Login with new created user account hope you find helpful.
Read with details How To Create User Account in windows 10
2. The Webcam Freezing And Crashing After Windows 10 anniversary update.
In the Anniversary Update, Microsoft allows multiple apps to access a single webcam at the same time. The problem with MJPEG is that multiple apps could then decode the stream at the same time, which would reduce system performance unnecessarily. Mike M. said H.264’s problem was a little different and could basically result in apps interfering with each other.
It appears Microsoft’s simple solution of disallowing compression formats led to a much bigger problem. Potentially millions of webcams were suddenly broken, since they would freeze after failing to enable the blacklisted formats.
Read How To fix Webcam Freezing And Crashing After Windows 10 anniversary update.
3. Unreadable Clock Font
The clock in the bottom-right corner of the Taskbar is a useful way to check the time quickly, but some users have reported issues where the font changes to black and becomes unreadable.Lets Fix This Using Group policy Editor.
Type gpedit.msc into the Start menu and navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. Here, enable User Account Control: Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator Account and reboot your computer.
4. Games Run Poorly
Major updates can cause big issues with gaming on Windows, and the AU is no exception. If you’re experiencing a low frame rate in games after updating. check the solution here
Set that value to 0 and reboot. If this doesn’t help, check your graphics card drivers to be sure they’re up to date
Also Read Windows 10 Registry Tweaks to Enable Hidden Features and optimize performance
5. Cortana Is Missing
You might welcome Cortana becoming permanent in Windows 10, but some have reported issues with seeing Cortana in the first place. check solution hereType regedit into the Start menu (remember to be careful when making changes in here). Head to the following key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search Change BingSearchEnabled Change this from 0 to 1 and restart. Cortana should be running as normal now!
6. Remove Cortana
Before the AU, Cortana could be easily turned off to reduce the search box to basic functionality. Now, Microsoft doesn’t want you to disable Cortana, so you’ll have to go digging to turn her off.
Windows 10 Home users need to do this via a Registry edit. Open it with regeditin the Start menu, then navigate down to:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows SearchShould the Windows Search folder not be present, right-click its parent folder Windows and choose New > Key; rename this Windows Search. Then, right-click the Windows Search folder and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this AllowCortana and set it at 0. As with all Registry edits, log off and back on or reboot so it takes effect.
In Windows 10 Pro, type gpedit.msc into the Start menu to open Group Policy, which makes it easier to edit this setting. Drill down to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search and double-click on Allow Cortana to set it as Disabled. Log off and back on and Cortana will be no more.
6. Windows Won’t Activate
If you’re receiving an error that Windows cannot activate.
Read How To Troubleshoot Activation problems on Windows 10 Anniversary update
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