16 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Issues & How to Fix Them

Ben Stegner 09-08-2016

With the Windows 10 free upgrade offer now expired If You Don't Upgrade to Windows 10, This Will Happen After July 29, Windows 10 will no longer be a free upgrade. Here's what that means for users of each version of Windows. Read More , Microsoft has released the latest major update for the operating system (OS). Since Windows 10 is constantly evolving, this release brings many new features 10 New Tricks of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update You Must Try The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is chock full of new features, but many aren't immediately obvious. Here we have summarized subtle and hidden tips and tricks you should really try out! Read More and fixes to issues that people had with prior versions.


However, with a new release comes a host of new problems 5 Unintended Consequences of Windows 10 Upgradegate Microsoft is ruining everything with Windows 10. The upgrade disaster has unintended consequences for Microsoft and its customers. We talk about how Microsoft's tactics violate user trust and decreases security, among other issues. Read More . From minor irritations to huge problems, let’s take a look at changes to Windows 10 that arrived in this update and how you can fix them.

If you aren’t running it yet, you can get the Anniversary Update now How to Get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update Now Windows 10 is receiving a major upgrade this month. The Anniversary Update is rolling out slowly. We show you how to upgrade now, how to delay the upgrade, and which pitfalls to watch out for. Read More before applying these fixes (though you should read through these first to be prepared)! If you missed the free update, there’s a workaround that lets you upgrade to Windows 10 Missed the Free Windows 10 Upgrade? Psst, Here's a Backdoor! The upgrade to Windows 10 remains free for users who depend on assistive technologies. However, Microsoft doesn't check whether you really do. We show you how you can use this backdoor to get Windows 10. Read More , but you should act quickly before it disappears.

1. Apps Re-Pinned to the Taskbar

While the Anniversary Update (referred to as AU hereafter) promises it won’t change any of your stuff around, you’ll find that Microsoft Edge, the File Explorer, and the Windows Store shortcuts are pinned back to your Taskbar 7 Tips for Customizing the Windows 10 Taskbar The taskbar remains a staple feature in Windows 10. It's been given a fresh look and new features, including Cortana. We show you all the tweaks to make the taskbar your own. Read More after installing. If you don’t want to have Edge (even though it now includes extensions 10 Best Microsoft Edge Browser Extensions You Should Try Today The latest Windows 10 Upgrade finally brings browser extensions to Microsoft Edge. We have examined the handful of extensions available and show you which ones are worth your time. Read More ) and the Store handy, just right-click their icons and choose Unpin from Taskbar to get everything back to how it was.

While you’re doing this, you might also notice the quill pen icon on the right side of the Taskbar. This is a shortcut to the revamped Windows Ink feature — if you don’t want to use it, right-click empty space on the Taskbar and uncheck Show Windows Ink Workspace button.


2. Default Apps Reset

Along with the extra apps on the Taskbar, the AU resets some of your default apps 7 Default Windows 10 Settings You Should Check Immediately Microsoft made some questionable decisions with Windows 10. Some of its default settings should not be left alone. We show you how to improve privacy, conserve bandwidth, reduce distraction, and lots more. Read More to the Microsoft “recommended” programs, like Groove Music for audio files. To put these back, navigate to Settings > System > Default Apps and choose whichever you like for each type.

3. Extra Ads on the Start Menu

Windows 10 brought annoying app “suggestions” How to Easily Remove Bloatware From Windows 10 Windows 10 comes with its own set of pre-installed apps. Let's look at the methods you can use to remove the bloatware on your PC and debloat Windows 10. Read More to your Start menu, and the AU doubles the amount of these that appear. To shut these off, visit Settings > Personalization > Start and turn off Occasionally show suggestions on Start.

4. Skype Preview Is Installed and Signs You In

Skype is still a decent service, but Microsoft pushes it constantly. Even if you have the desktop version of Skype installed, you’ll see the Skype Preview app installed after the AU — an annoyance we dealt with in Windows 8 already Why The Classic Desktop Version Trumps Skype For Windows 8 Want to make voice and video calls on your Windows 8 computer? A touchscreen version of Skype is available from Microsoft, but how does it compare to the desktop version? Read More . What’s more, it signs you in automatically with your Microsoft account — annoying if you don’t want to be bothered by Skype contacts or never use Skype.

To fix this, type Skype Preview in the Start Menu, right-click its entry and choose Uninstall. If you want to keep it installed, but only use it occasionally, click your user icon in the bottom-left, and click Sign Out.


5. Drive Partitions Missing

One of the worst AU issues is that Windows doesn’t show partitions on hard drives correctly at times. There’s a chance that Windows detects the drive as RAW format instead of NTFS, meaning you need another tool to recover the data. This can cause you to think that you’ve lost all the data on the drive, but this isn’t the case.

Using a free tool like the EaseUS Partition Master or AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can right-click on any affected partition or drive (usually showing as unallocated) and choose to run the partition recovery options or wizard. This should recover the drive and make it usable again.

If you haven’t run the AU yet, make sure you back up your drives The Ultimate Windows 10 Data Backup Guide We've summarized every backup, restore, recovery, and repair option we could find on Windows 10. Use our simple tips and never despair over lost data again! Read More before performing it, in case they get screwed up.

6. Update Error 0x8024200D

If you receive this error when you try to run the AU, you should run the Windows Update FixIt tool to clear out any errors. If that doesn’t work, try using the Media Creation tool to create a USB drive How to Create Windows 10 Installation Media Regardless of how you arrived at Windows 10, there's a way to create your own installation media. Sooner or later you might need it. Let us show you how to be prepared. Read More with the Windows 10 installation info on it, then running the in-place upgrade from there to keep all of your configurations.


7. Storage Errors

If you’re low on disk space when you try to run the update, you might get an error telling you that you need more space. Follow our tips to clean up disk space How to Free Up Storage Space to Run Windows 10 Did you run out of space for Windows 10, but want to upgrade or add more apps and data? We have compiled resources that will help you free up disk space on and for Windows... Read More to resolve this issue.

8. Incompatible Software Error

Windows might tell you that an application on your PC is incompatible with the upgrade; this blocks the system from updating. Usually, this is caused by an antivirus program, so try disabling Avast, AVG, Avira, or whichever antivirus suite you’re running The Best Antivirus Software for Windows 10 Want to tighten security on your PC? Here are the best antivirus software options for Windows 10. Read More and then running the update again. If this doesn’t work, uninstall the application temporarily to complete the update.

9. Windows Won’t Activate

If you’re receiving an error that Windows cannot activate, try waiting a day and checking again — the servers are slammed right now with the AU rollout. Remember that since the free upgrade expired, you can’t just update from Windows 7 or 8.1 anymore — you must purchase a new key.

However, as of now, you can still activate Windows 10 The Ultimate Windows 10 Activation & License FAQ One of the big confusions surrounding Windows 10 concerns its licensing and activation. This FAQ will shed some light, explain what has changed with Windows 10 version 1511 (Fall Update), and translate activation-related error codes. Read More with a valid Windows 7 or 8.x key — so if you have one of those and are having issues activating, give it a try before Microsoft deactivates this option.


10. AU Clashes with Aero Glass

If you use the free Aero Glass software to restore the Aero look of Windows 7 How to Get the Aero Glass Theme on Windows 10 It was one of the most requested features from Windows Insiders. Still, Microsoft decided not to add Aero Glass back to Windows 10, after removing it in Windows 8. Here's how you can get it... Read More , make sure you uninstall it before running the AU. Users of Glass have reported massive issues when trying to run the update, including the program dumping gigabytes of error logs.

Aero Glass won’t work right after the update, either, so if you have to have it, it’s best to wait for a fix from the developer.

11. Force Disable the Lock Screen

Prior to the AU, you could take advantage of Group Policy 10 Ways Windows Group Policy Can Make Your PC Better Looking for cool things to do with Group Policy in Windows? Here are the most useful Group Policy settings you should try. Read More to remove the Lock Screen if you found it redundant. Now, Group Policy is still around, but Microsoft has removed some of the options, including turning off “recommended” crap app downloads like Candy Crush, and disabling the lock screen.

However, users always find a way. To disable the lock screen in Windows 10 Pro, follow these steps:

Type Local Security Policy into the Start menu and open it. Open Software Restriction Policies; if you don’t see any listed, follow Action > New Software Restriction Policies. Now, under the newly-added Additional Rules folder, right-click a blank spot and choose New Path Rule.

In the path, paste:


Set the Security level to Disallowed and click OK. The lock screen is now disabled!

Note that Group Policy is supposed to only be in Windows 10 Pro, but you can use a workaround to access Group Policy in Windows 10 Home How to Access the Group Policy Editor, Even in Windows Home & Settings to Try Group Policy is a power tool that lets you access advanced system settings. We'll show you how to access it or set it up in Windows Home and 5+ powerful Group Policies to boot. Read More . In case you were wondering, it’s not worth spending $99 to jump to Pro Windows 10 Home vs. Pro: Do You Need to Upgrade? Windows 10 Pro offers more features than Home, but the upgrade also carries a $99 price tag. Let's see whether it's worth it. Read More , either.

12. Remove Cortana

Before the AU, Cortana could be easily turned off How to Set Up Cortana & Remove Her in Windows 10 Cortana is Microsoft's greatest productivity tool since Office. We'll show you how to get started with Windows 10's digital assistant or how to turn Cortana off for improved privacy. Read More 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 regedit in the Start menu, then navigate down to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search

Should the Windows Search folder not be present, right-click its parent folder Windows and choose New > Key; call it 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.

13. Cortana Is Missing

You might welcome Cortana becoming permanent in Windows 10, but some have reported issues with seeing Cortana in the first place. If she seems stuck, a simple trip to the Registry 5 Windows 10 Registry Tweaks to Improve & Unlock Features The registry editor is the only way to enable some of Windows 10's hidden features. Here we'll show you easy tweaks like enabling the dark theme or hiding folders. Read More will patch things up.

Type 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!

14. Games Run Poorly

Major updates can cause big issues with gaming 5 Common PC Gaming Problems (And How to Fix Them) Here are the most common PC gaming problems you'll encounter, what causes them, and how to fix them. Read More on Windows, and the AU is no exception. If you’re experiencing a low frame rate in games after updating, try turning off the Game Bar DVR feature by navigating to this Registry key:


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 (and weren’t removed by the AU), as well as ensuring that the settings in your graphics software are set to their proper values PC Graphics Settings: What Does It All Mean? In this video, we'll walk through the most common graphics settings you'll find in today's PC games. By the end, you'll understand what they mean in plain language. Read More and weren’t reset.

15. 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. The fix has been reported by some, and is another Group Policy edit:

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.

16. 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. If you can get to it, running the Windows Start Menu FixIt is a great first try to resolve these issues. If this doesn’t work, you should create a new user profile to see if the current one is corrupted.

Open a command prompt as administrator and type the following command to create a new user:

net user <username> /add 

To make this new user an admin, type this instead:

net localgroup Administrators <username> /add

Once you’ve confirmed this new profile works well, you can move everything over How to Move Installed Apps & Programs in Windows 10 Running out of space on your system drive? Learn how to move Windows apps and desktop programs without breaking anything. Read More ; use your Microsoft account syncing if it’s enabled to make this process smoother.

New Update, New Issues

You might run into many more issues while trying to run the Anniversary Update or after installing it, but these are some of the most common problems reported by users online. Of course, some of the things that really annoy us about Windows 10 7 Things That Really Annoy Us About Windows 10 It's not a secret that Windows 10 isn't perfect. Cortana borders on being intrusive, mandatory updates can cause issues, and much appears half-baked. We present our top 7 of most glaring Windows 10 annoyances. Read More haven’t changed in this update, so give the best free tools to fix Windows problems The Best Free Windows 10 Repair Tools to Fix Any Problem If you're running into system problems or rogue settings, you should use these free Windows 10 repair tools to fix your PC. Read More a try if you’re still experiencing those.

If you’re just getting up to speed on Windows 10, check out features you can safely disable 9 Windows 10 Features You Can Safely Disable Windows 10 is packed with features, but a lot of them are unnecessary. Here's how to safely prune unwanted features off your Windows 10 system for a more streamlined experience. Read More to trim things up a bit.

What issues have you had with the Anniversary Update that need fixed? Let us know what’s driving you nuts down in the comments!

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Related topics: Disk Partition, Microsoft Cortana, Skype, Start Menu, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Taskbar, Windows Update, Windows Upgrade.

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  1. Michelle R.
    October 30, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Everytime I unpin Microsoft Edge from the taskbar my tablet goes nuts. It's like it's being remotely controlled and the cursor moves all around by itself and cortana pops up out of nowhere. Everytime I try to reset it the screen goes away. When I'm finally able to reset it Microsoft Edge is repinned to the taskbar. I have done a full factory reset which helps only temporarily. I use google chrome so I decided to uninstall Microsoft Edge but only to realize that the button is pointless because it doesn't work.

  2. Max NotsoFree
    July 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    The only way to stop "Cortana" is to cripple it-by Deleting the System App-in Windows C drive-that ruins W10 search.I've renamed it--not a small job--It must be disabled 7x in task manager and then with an "unlocker renamed--That ruins search. So you need a Classic Shell type replacement now to search.
    Don't you guys get it --the $$Big-Buck$Companies need your stolen private info--Big Money wants to profile us as Insurable or not- sellable or poor. They want to fingerprint,DNA and Bloodtype us. If you think these companies are there to be nice to you stay Hi or drunk and smile like an idiot.Go to a donate money on Sunday to a Billy Graham type-watch as he Limo's in while your old rust buckets clunks home.
    These updates are not just to fend off the bad guys-it's to make it harder for us to shut them out-PERIOD• They will next remove the control panel and the registry access--Mark My Words•

  3. Marie Antoinette
    July 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    The problem is not Just MicroShaft--An American or Canadian Government that allows unwanted telemetry is not a Testament to "The Land of the Free"
    I have disected, renamed & relocated W10 spy stuff for 3yrs. I just start seeing a reasonably well adjusted machine and the MicroShaft Termits have reproduced and the battle starts all over.
    The European Union alone can not reign in the Microshaft Termits--we need to grow some balls.
    Unfotunately I'm speaking about a socially degenerate society of Texters and Pot Heads with Zero accountability--that's where the problems are--not this little Upgrade ?

    • Paul Bunion
      July 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Your spelling is a bit off--but boy--how do I vote for you??

      I've tried as an Engineer and short of killing some functions -they made it difficult.

      I guess our info is the ultimate goal. Sad,and not too Democratic, but they have

      the Politicians in their pockets• Good-Day -Marie and let them eat cake ?

  4. Laszlo
    October 8, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Since the update (on an older Dell laptop), windows does not fully come out of sleep. Everything is active, I can ping the machine but the screen is blank.

    Also, it ignores activity. With power setting of "sleep after 5 mins", it goes into sleep 5 mins after boot, no matter what. This makes the laptop pretty much useless.

  5. Ralph
    August 15, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Keyboard mouse stop working. Seagate is hd no longer appears

  6. Ed Haley
    May 19, 2017 at 12:27 am

    Creator's update installs to 89% level, after several hours, and then freezes the computer without completing the installation...happened a half dozen times and I can't stop it from trying again.

  7. Cindy van Asch
    April 13, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Since the upgrade for our pilot users they cannot open their mobile devices.
    They get the error:
    In dutch
    "U heeft geen machtigingen voor toegang tot dit apparaat"
    Hopefully i translated it correc
    "You don't have permissions to access this device"

    Does anyone knows how to fix this? Systems without the upgrade don't have this issue

  8. joe
    March 23, 2017 at 2:53 am

    Windows 10 is a joke. I am pretty savvy with computers, I have a machine with windows 10 on it and up until now I have not been able to install the november 2015 update, I have had Microsoft tech support spend countless hours remotely on my machine and they could not install the November 2015 update.This machine is now LOCKED in pre November 2015 state.On the other hand, my other machine running Ubuntu Linux had NO problem in upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 to 16.04 three major upgrades with NO problems. Perhaps Microsoft should consider employing Linux coders to help them out.

  9. Ronda
    March 17, 2017 at 6:20 am

    My Photoshop won't run. I get the "loading" circle, and the "Photoshop is not responding" message. I didn't want the update, since I had problems with the second one that took months to fix, but it updated automatically. I am seriously unhappy with Windows 10 right now.

  10. Gerald
    January 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    The font on my clock is still black though all other text in the lower right is white. However, the B@#ch Cortana is gone. Much appreciated for that.


    PS: The only way Microsoft could make a product that does not suck is if they started making vacuum cleaners.

  11. Ghostsafe
    January 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Lost sound from my on-board speakers after the update.

  12. Ruth
    January 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

    How do I revert to the file explorer I. The windows 10 before the anniversary upgrade that showed all my drives

  13. Bob Lambert
    December 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    my W10 recommends I don't update to anniversary (?) or I risk losing ability to play audio and video files I previously purchased. I previously went into groove and downloaded the songs as mp3, I thought to overcome this issue. Am I not in the clear then?

    If not how do I defeat this bug?
    And what gives them the right to disallow me to play music I purchased, that seems criminal to me.

  14. Matthew
    November 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    This latest update has completely screwed my machine. All of my desktop icons are missing. And yes the option to display icons is correctly checked. Attempting to open windows explorer causes it to freeze and eventually crash/reload. I'm seriously pissed about this. Last night my machine was working perfectly, now it's trashed. I seriously cannot express how much I hate Windows 10 and Microsoft right now.

  15. Clyde Hills
    November 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Since the update I am unable to access my pc through either my password or picture password.

  16. Gracie
    November 17, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I can't even get my pc to finish the installation and reboot. It's been spinning for 12 hours and nothing. Do a hard reboot and just spins. Try to system restore and says it's complete but still just spins....ugh!

    • Sue
      November 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      I had that issue and had to" unplug " , from the machine, not turn offmy wireless mouse. It's a Logitech. Guess MS has issues with that. Once unplugged the update finished. Took several hours to install.

  17. CF
    November 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Windows 10 sucks.
    After the anniversary update my laptop has not been able to use.
    After fixing the reinstall/reboot issue, the freeze issue came 1 min after logon. Fixing this, the logon disappeared. Fixed with clean install, logon and all files OK, but no wifi..
    Now I am stuck with a computer without wifi, malfunctioning USB and reinstallation of all third party software remains to be done. No way.

    Tomorrow I will buy a Mac.
    Windows 10 R.I.P.

  18. d b m
    November 10, 2016 at 3:49 am

    using keypresses to shut down windows now takes 12 instead of the three it used to.
    win-key, tab, down arrow seven times, enter, down arrow, enter
    instead of
    win-key, u, enter

  19. Mars2k
    November 10, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Anniversary Update has hosed my music server application. Serviio. The application appears to work on Win 10 where the music files are hosted but my receiver cannot find my music server. I've tried re-installing Serviio, opening the firewall etc but no love there.

  20. Stephen hall
    November 7, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I have had one problem after another first one was anniversary update failed to install. 50 times so I tried to reset it and it removed window from computer and Dell did a restall but when I got it back it ran good until the anniversary. Update came back and it wasn't working very well so I tried a restore this time and now it can't load again. I have been on phone with Microsoft and Dell they haven't been able to fix it iam going to get another window 7 computer don't have time to wast on it anymore.

  21. Damian Biondo
    November 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Did anyone else have video issues after the AU? (And I don't mean gaming video, but rather basic video output.) I was running two 24" monitors on an upscale Dell business-oriented desktop. After the AU, first one then eventually both of my monitors stopped working. I thought perhaps my hardware GPUs finally gave up the ghost. (It had been five years since I bought the system.) So I go to the store to buy new GPUs and was advised to update my cables as well. I had been using serial video cables with a display-port converter. Replacing the serial cables with a new native display-port cable (apparently with capability to carry 4K video signals) seems to have fixed the problem.

    I'm still not sure whether the old cables simply wore out from age (again, at least 5 years old), or if the AU toggled some type of video setting such that I could not use a serial video cable feeding into a display-port feed.

    Any ideas out there?

    • richard
      December 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      i am having problems viewing videos too with my new windows 10 laptop

  22. Margaret Meldrum
    November 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    since the update I can not use window media where all my music is stored.I need my music for chair exercises,this is causing me stress as my computer skills are basic.I don't know what to do next .is there another system to use whilst retaining my file.There has been no info on this

  23. Elizabeth Trudeau
    November 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Since the update, I no longer have text displayed on my start menu or on my action bar or wifi option. I have played with the display options and the colour options and still have no luck. Is there a way to fix this please

  24. Matthew Thompson
    November 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I had upgraded to the anniversary update a couple months ago using the download tool. I also had the missing partition issue with my second internal hard drive and my external hard drive, I found out that the partitions were still on the hard drives and nothing on the drive was messed with when I plugged my external drive into my laptop, I disconnected both hard drives (just to be safe) and copied my most important data from C drive to a flash drive and reinstalled a pre anniversary update copy of windows 10 and everything worked and I had all of my data. So before you try data recovered software and risk losing data, you should first roll back your os.

  25. Gesner Herard, Jr.
    November 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Receiving build error "An expression is too long or complex to compile..." in Visual Studio 2012 for a (non-centralized) team project that is in active development. It took several days (and a significant amount) of diagnostic man-hours before we figured out it only occurs on developer systems that have the AU v1607 update installed. Uninstalling the update seems to resolve this annoying issue, but that is only a temporary work around esp. if not resolved in next Windows 10 update or patch.

    This is especially frustrating as the error message gives only a very broad idea of source location, making it impossible to isolate the problem method--which is likely part of a third-party 'dll'.

  26. Larry
    October 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Alt-Tab seems to be fixed with this update! That's a huge plus!

  27. Marlene Reich
    October 25, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I bought a new computer with Windows 10 on it. Today (25th Oct 2016) an automatic update took place that first seemed to work alright. The next time I restarted after the update I was locked outside, couldn't even enter my accout, didn't even have access to my desktop or start menu. Windows constantly asked for my log-in, which I correctly typed in, but Windows kept telling me it was wrong. Besides, probably of minor importance, the background picture changed though I'm 100% sure I didn't change it myself.
    Pleaase help me, I'm lost
    Regards, Marlene

    • TJ
      November 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Make sure you use your password and NOT your pin. It stumped me for awhile because I kept trying my pin and not my password.

  28. Ali
    October 24, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    i do clean installition cuz i think it will solve my problems but i still have the same issues like when i try to pin an icon in start menu it freez and also when i click network icon in taskbar also freez.
    i don't know what makes me do this stupid upgrade .

  29. Nancy Boey
    October 23, 2016 at 7:13 pm


    I thought all my problems were solved after installing the Anniversary Update because my desktop, taskbar icons and Windows Explorer were working. But after 1 days, it all turned to shit again. My Start Menu is not working, nor is Windows Explorer and related icons of registered applications were removed from the taskbar. Now what do I do ? I can't work like this anymore. We need solutions, and urgently !!

  30. Steve W
    October 19, 2016 at 10:54 am

    So after all these years, we're back to editing the registry again...

    • Ben Stegner
      October 31, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      We regularly offer Registry edits as a way to tweak Windows!

  31. eafpres
    October 16, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    For item 15, the gpedit change did not make any difference for me.

  32. Bryan
    October 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    file explorer freezes when adding a new folder.

  33. richard greenfield
    October 13, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Not happy with this Anniversary Update, I had no problems with my PC before this, I had the AU install last week and ended up having to put a clean fresh install of Windows 10 on my PC, then last night (13/10/2016) I get an update on closing PC, this morning it carries on updating when I turned PC on, 1 hour 15 minutes later it is done with all the same faults and glitches as the last time it installed the AU. How and what can I do to fix this, I have lost the copy and paste function using my mouse (just get a empty icon box come up, my clock is now lagging and I have to click on it to get it to change to the right time, the show hidden icons tab now does not show them it is an empty box, these are the main things that I need help fixing, there are more things wrong but will sort them after I hope

  34. Paul Sandford
    October 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    When the AU bricked my laptop, I ran Linux from a CD, but found that the hard drive was blocked by the loop which used block anything from working. It was touch and go whether to reformat the hard drive, but I waited a further week with an unusable computer, only to find that the culprit was a random report back by Microsoft concerning Xbox, which I have never owned or used.
    I have used Windows 98.1, ME and Vista, all of which regularly gave blue screen crashes. But none prevented the computer from working so completely as W10 AU.
    Thank you so much for providing helpful fixes and work arounds.

  35. Stu
    October 11, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    My webs pages have slowed right down and most times will not open on my Hewlett Packard computer.

  36. Anet
    October 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    An update on 9/18, I believe was the anniversary update killed my hosted network support. Before this update the hosted network supported was showing 'YES' & I was able to broadcast my lan internet connection through my wifi adapter & could use it on my cell.
    After the update it started showing 'NO'.
    Updating the drivers or even installing previous one did not help.
    I posted on Microsoft community but got completely illogical solutions (and they did not work)
    Really frustrated that Microsoft is actually taking the functionality away.

  37. James Pirie
    October 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Ever since installing AU, my Desktop Icons keep getting moved. I have deleted the IconCache file, ensured Auto Arrange Icons is disabled and that Themes cannot change the desktop, but to no avail. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

  38. Lisa
    October 10, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Hate, hate, HATE that title bars are not locked! Some windows don't even have them at all, even if you hover the cursor over them! Only way to close is to right-click from the task bar or alt + F4. Help!! This is SERIOUSLY annoying!!

  39. RAS
    October 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    On installing AU, I received error message indicating "problems with upgrade installation". My Lenovo laptop immediately crashed, and I can't get to a Windows startup screen. Computer ruined!

  40. Emily
    October 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    HI! Just this week (October 8, 2016), I manually updated my Windows 10 PRO Operating System to the latest OS, which turned out to be the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition, and SUDDENLY, without me selecting this as an option, I began getting Email Notifications - beaming in from the lower-right-hand corner of my monitor. I use this machine to broadcast online events, and so I do not want ANY Notifications or Sounds to intrude on my session. Although I go to the Settings/System/Notifications & actions and TURN OFF EVERYTHING, I cannot disable or turn off the Email Notifications, and it is DRIVING ME NUTS! I only use a web-based email system, so that means I don't use Outlook or any other email application. In the Settings area for Notifications, everything possible is turned OFF, but STILL the Email Notifications keep coming in! Even when my web-based mail is not on and I hev NO Browser open, I still get the Notifications! Why is that happening? Did the Win10Anniv update install some kind of an email app, which has hacked my log-in credentials for my Web-based email? How can they come in when I don't have my mail on? This feels like a bug or virus!! What do I have to do to get rid of all notifications, and their annoying sounds? The obvious isn't working. Do I need to turn off some Services? Which Service is related to displaying the Notifications and their sounds? The little descriptions beside each Service are not clear enough to determine which exact Service to turn off (if that is even the solution). Please, if anyone out there can help me, or has overcome this problem yourself, I would be grateful for your help. I guess, just post your thoughts to this forum??? Thank you, ELE.

  41. Ray Hawkins
    October 8, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Opened my Napster app (formerly Rhapsody) and noticed my mp3 player wasn't listed. Went into their settings and found my computer wasn't authorized. Hit the authorize button and got message that Windows 10 v 1607 had removed software that Napster needed to work with mp3 players. Can't restore since they went from 30 days to 10 days. Update was forced on me, had no warning about the DRM software being removed. Not too happy with Microsoft right now.

  42. Jamey
    October 7, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I tried all the fixes i could find for the start menu, and none of them worked. I had to get Microsoft support and this is what fixed the problem on multiple machines after AU.
    Run in an Admin Powershell Prompt ->

    Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    *this 2nd command failed saying cortana was already in use. which is why I had to run the 1st command first.

  43. Roland
    October 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Since the AU, every time I want to rename a file, or type anything in a form, I get the on-screen keyboard popping up, even though this is switched off in Settings. It's very annoying... Sometimes it crashes the system & I have to reboot. I don't know how to turn this off seeing as it's already turned off but pops up anyway. Most times, it pops back down when I press a normal key - except when it freezes on screen, covering my start button & taskbar.
    How do I get rid of this???

  44. Stacy Ellison
    October 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    My lap-top froze when the Anniversary update ran. I accessed my Advanced Settings via the power button on the sign-in screen. I re-set my computer keeping my files and folders. I re-added any programmes I had previously - BUT - the power button is now missing from my sign-in screen and I have gone into my Registry Editor and added "shutdownwithoutlogon" and changed the value to "1". This has not brought back my power button. Now I worry what will happen if my lap-top freezes again. How will I sort it. As an older user who is not tec savvy I need to know if Windows will run a fix for this.

    • jorgen klein
      October 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      as of yet there seems to be no real fix for most of the issues involving the latest anniversary update of Microsoft (MS). I suggest you run System Restore in Settings, then use the version BEFORE this update, and your Windows 10 will be restored to that earleir version without the update. Usually it takes about 2 to 3 months before MS will come with a solution for most of the problems until then, it may be better to not update your PC/Laptop

  45. Brenda Wolfe
    October 5, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I downloaded Win 10 shortly before the deadline for free upgrade. Since then I have had 3 windows updates that show with the shutdown option using the start button. After the second update I have had trouble leaving my computer on, either just the desktop showing or a web site is up, and jiggle the mouse, screen saver goes away and only a dark screen showing, making me shut down with the power button instead of using the start button to shut down or restart. Why can't I jiggle my mouse as before and go on with what I was doing??

  46. Malcolm
    October 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

    One PC at our charity office has had Windows 10 deactivated following AU. When you go through settings > update and security > and activation, the settings box disappears so we can't do the activation troubleshooter tool. Any ideas, anyone?

  47. Dave C
    October 3, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Hello! First issue, in the details pane of a folder , can it be moved to the bottom of the window like in windows 7..?? I've done some research and apparently it is not possible. maybe you've found a way.

    Second, in the details pane, there are lots of properties that I would like to remove, (part of a set, etc) but doesn't seem possible even after "removing" them from the ribbon button above. Also, where did the video height and width properties go?? Would love to have those back..

    thanks for your help!

  48. Laura Cleveland
    October 3, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Since the recent update to Windows 10 was pushed to my desktop, ANY website, including email, locks up within minutes of use. What do I do to fix this issue?! This is driving me Crazy!

    • Kathy Brown
      October 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Me too. I tried timing the freezes today. The whole system becomes unresponsive for about two minutes every two and a half minutes. Driving me nuts!

  49. ms
    October 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    The AU deleted ALL my carefully constructed Categories from Outlook Contacts. Not only did it delete the category color settings (which happened once before many years ago) but this time, it also deleted all the Group/Categories named. Incredibly obnoxious and incredibly troublesome. And all without notice. How can we rebuild this in an efficient manner?
    Please let us know If the plan is to disable one functionality after another -- and if a list exists, how can we know in advance?

  50. ms
    October 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    The AU update deleted all Contact Group Categories from all my Outlook contacts.
    Deleting all the Category color settings would be one thing -- but deleting both the colors and ALL mention of previously set Categories is near impossible to redo, never mind the 8+hours that it would take to redo the lot. Thank goodness, I backed up my Contacts earlier this year. Nevertheless, Microsoft did this once before many years ago -- and now, we get to deal with this again!
    Not a happy camper!
    p.s. Group Categories in Outlook Mail and Calendar remained. Will these too be removed in future updates?

  51. Roy
    October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am

    The upgrade happened over the weekend with no warning. Now Ms Office 2010 Word and power point only open in task manager but will not open on the screen. Excel opens OK.

    Is there a fix to get MS Office Word and Powerpoint to open on the screen?


  52. Moco
    October 3, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Am I the only one who started having DNS server connection issues after the new update? My wifi keeps disconnecting like every hour and it's REALLY annoying

    • Gib
      October 4, 2016 at 2:33 am

      I have the same issue with wifi disconnecting every 30-60 minutes. When I try to check for new email or open a we page I get a "no internet connection" message. However, if I open network settings it shows to be connected and if I am streaming radio it keeps playing unless I refresh the page. If I really wasn't connected would radio keep streaming? Somebody please help! This is driving me crazy!!

  53. mary vincelli
    October 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I was looking at pictures on my desktop and one is frozen there and I can't remove it. This is the anniversary edition of windows. I shut off the computer and restarted it and it is still there. It makes it hard to see my icons.
    Thanks for the help!

  54. Tim Anderson
    October 2, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    My wireless mouse's dangle has one be in a specific USB port.
    My Epson Stylus NX415 doesn't work.
    Everything runs much slower and I frequently get such-and-such is not responding.

  55. Linda
    October 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    After automatic install of Windows Anniversary Update - Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3194496). My computer restarted and went into an endless spiral of rebooting for over 12 hours. Tryed various things like restoring - nothing worked. Looking for a solution, I found that doing a hard shutdown, removing the battery and then turning on while hitting the lefthand Shift key (which was suggested) did not make an immediate difference. I then hit random keys out of frustration and the last restore I did (dated earlier in Sept) came up. I am now getting notification that my PC needs to restart to install the same stupid update. Need to shut it off! History is that I updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when the first free offer was out there. Wish I had stayed with 7.

  56. Laura T-R
    October 2, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Since the Windows 10 anniversary update, my Samsung PC no longer recognizes my iPhone6 that's running iOS 10.0.2. iTunes recognizes my iPhone and iPad and will let me backup/sync; however, they will not show up to let me manually transfer pictures from iPhone to PC. iOS 10.0.2 worked with previous Windows 10 and previous iOS appeared to work with the latest Windows anniversary update. Now everything is updated, but nothing is compatible. I've already run the normal driver check, and the Apple drivers are up to date. Apple communities are down, so I'm stuck unable to transfer my pics off my phone. Please help!

  57. JF
    October 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Since the update. One of my 2 external hard drive is not showing up. In the devise manager it is there and "working properly" but I can't open it. Same for my PS3 controller.

  58. Dan
    October 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The biggest issue that I am having is that Windows 10 Anniversary update has really, really, really messed with Outlook. And MS is well aware of this (see link below). There are so many features of Outlook that the Anniversary update has messed up, they can't be listed in this posting. I've reverted to using my Laptop for Outlook as it has Windows 10 Pro and I was able to defer the Upgrade. MS know about the Outlook issue and hasn't done much to make their customer feel warm and fuzzy. Curious as to why this was not mentioned in this article or any other so far.

  59. Mark
    October 1, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    MS Outlook forgot my account passwords and no matter how many times I enter them, it won't accept them.

  60. Donald Parkes
    October 1, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Downloaded the latest update for windows 10, on restart the Junk email folder in Outlook 2016 has been removed and replaced with a folder called Skype contacts. When a Junk email arrives it goes to the Skype contact folder. Has anyone else experienced this problem ??? love to know how to fix.

  61. Jon B
    October 1, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Since the update my Hard drive (C:) has almost been filled I had over 60gb left now I have 7gb.. I tried to roll back only to find that it (wind 10 AU) had deleted the previous version on my behalf.
    Now I am stuck and don't know what to do.

  62. Tony
    October 1, 2016 at 3:09 am

    The legacy driver I use for my old ATI Radeon X1950 video card is not working in Anniversary Update. Rolled back to 1511. Disabled automatic updates in services.msc for the time being...

    September 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Outlook 365 doesn't work, Windows Live Mail doesn't work or any of the Outlook programs. None of my email works! PDF files now have to be saved in order to print.

  64. Brenner Klenzman
    September 30, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Since the AU update my media card reader is no longer recognized (and I've tried updating/reinstalling drivers...nothing). Most concerning is I repeatedly get the following message:

    You have changed the settings in BIOS setup. Would you like to restart your computer to apply these changes?

    Restarting does not resolve the issue.

  65. Jen
    September 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

    The update installed a few days ago and all of a sudden this morning I had to unplug the usb dongle for my mouse & keyboard so that my computer would finish booting. Now it won't recognize them. Any ideas on how to fix?

  66. Rich
    September 29, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    The anniversary update KILLED my sound. I'm getting NONE at all. All the cables are plugged in. Everything checks out. I've even got the little green bars in the playback device menu. I updated on September 21st, 2016. That's the day my sound died. Anyway to fix that? Might the next Windows 10 Update fix it? We can only hope so. Thank you.

  67. Guest
    September 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    The Update KILLED my sound all together. It says it's working, it's NOT. All the cables are plugged in. Everything checks out. I get the little green bars on the playback device menu. What I can I do to resolve it? Might it be fixed in the next update? Thank you. (I updated 9-21-16. That's when my sound was killed.)

  68. Arthur Larkin
    September 29, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Windows 10 anniversary edition mail is giving me problems. I can open the app but cannot read the messages.

  69. Rick
    September 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Anniversary update seemed to go well, but hasn't come back from the last restart. The circling dots at the bottom of a black screen is all that I have seen for the past hour.

  70. Peter Birch
    September 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

    After upgrade to Windows 10 Version 7, Outlook will not run, even after re-installing it. I have tried all the published fixes, but without success.

    • Pete
      October 8, 2016 at 1:33 am

      My Outlook immediately started crashing, too. No help from the Support and Recovery Assistant tool. Some of my email accts that I managed through Outlook were actual Outlook accts, while others were POP server accts from my ISP. When I tried creating a new profile to restart Outlook, I tried one without the POP server accts. Suddenly not crashing immediately. Not stable, but stable for an hour or so, program end, and then restart. Tried to reconnect Outlook with POP server acct. Couldn't connect and immediate crash. Don't know if the bug is in Outlook or my Kaspersky.

  71. Rob
    September 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Since AU update Excel 2007 is stretched horizontally across screen. Really annoying as many written procedures now have images which are displayed as distorted. I've tried combinations of customizing display, custom scaling factors, and changing Excel Properties like Compatibility Mode & turning off & on the "Display Scaling on High DPI Settings". Have eliminated the blurred look to it all, & have got it closer to the original sizing on the screen, but am still left with this horizontal stretching which I can't find an answer to. Estimated figures are 10.6% stretched horizontally, 0.4% vertically compared with how it was looking perfectly on Windows 10 prior to the AU update. Appreciate any feedback as this is a major problem for me.

  72. Ron Atwater
    September 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    #15 starts with "open the start menu". I have looked and looked and I can not find the start menu!

  73. Dennis
    September 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

    After the 1607 update, I could no longer turn 'off' password-protected sharing. Found a fix on the forum: remove password from the newly created GUEST account (which I didn't know I had). That fixed it. Sill have issues on two of my three AU PC's with auto-hide tool bar. If tool-bar set to auto-hide, both PC display a 'DDE Server.Windows explorer.exe ' error at '0x00007ff603F490E2' when shutting down. Others have noted this too, but some PC's with auto-hide on don't have the problem. My old home-built Gigabyte and Dell E6410 laptop have the problem, my old Dell 790MT does not.

  74. Maree Kerr
    September 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Since the update I cannot project to a second screen. This is really annoying because the Surface Pro screen is too small to look at for example two documents at one, a finished magazine pdf you are putting together, or a poster or powerpoint presentation you are preparing. I have spent 12 hours trying to fix this including 3 hours of a technician remotely accessing my computer to find the fault.

  75. stewart
    September 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    So far I found--
    1.that I could not change the name of any --I repeat any, file
    the solution was to restart the machine.
    2. I can not open freecel - my favourite game. I'd had to download an earlier version avoid the windows 10 games apps. This worked until the recent up-date. I can't be bothered doing it all again.
    3. In general, there is evidence that MS is progressively blocking all the work-arounds possible to achieve sending an email to a group using the old Windows Live Mail. ( which windows live could do before windows 10)

    • jorgen klein
      October 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Windows Live Mail is no longer supported or run by the MS servers, meaning that any person that used Windows live Mail, must now use Outlook online by a browser. or the supplies Outook in Office 365. If you try to use Live Mail you will get always an error report, saying that you are unable to sent or receive an Email by that program. this has nothing to do with the anniversary update. My biggest Issue Personally is that my STEAM games won't start or I get the message that the game seems to be corrupted or moved (which they are not) since the update. I suggest to run system restore and use an older version of windows 10, untill MS has solved the problems with this update.

  76. Doug
    September 28, 2016 at 2:54 am

    With this latest updaate I can't run my windows 7 games.. particually Freecell...

  77. Allen
    September 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    So for the second time my computer has downloaded an update and it just sits there thinking with what I call the circle of death. The computer has sat all day like this! The first time it happened tech line had me do a manual reboot to a previous version. Ran good for 3 days. I kept saying no to the update but this morning it decided that it needed to download it all by itself! Now what?!

  78. Kevin B
    September 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Upgraded the anniversary winows 10 last night ( 26 Sept 2016) to version 1607.
    Now all I'm getting when trying to use the internet is dns issues or website cannot be found. I have done all the iconfig stuff etc.
    Has anyone had this issue and does anyone have a fix please.

    • John doe
      September 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Reinstall wificard driver. Worked for Me.

      • Brian
        September 30, 2016 at 8:44 pm

        Thought I had similar problem - spent 2 hours trying to reconfigure but turned out problem was due to a plugged in wifi extender. Got back online after taking it out of the mains socket and haven't yet tried to reconfigure the extender which had given no problem prior to the update. BTW it also gave problems with the router leading to earbashing from the family who also couldn't connect to the internet. Local area connection to my WD MyCloud had not been affected.

  79. dave smith
    September 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Lenovo Thinkpad yoga 11e will NOT update to Win 10 Anniversary (1607 build)

    Updated without problems:
    Lenovo 15.5
    Lenovo Thinkpad 11e (NOT yoga Touchscreen)
    Asus 15.5
    Asus Transformer 32Gb memory!!! (OK, I had to use a flash drive, because of limited disk space. Having said that the update itself was painless – try that on a Microsoft Surface or Surface 2!!!)

    Attempted Win 10 Anniversary Update on Lenovo Thinkpad yoga 11e FAILED.

    Been working on this for over a month now and still can’t get to 1607 from 1511.
    I’ve tried the BIOS edits suggested by the Lenovo community – NONE work for me.
    I’ve tried the MS community suggestions, using Win Update, Media Creation Tool, creating a bootable flash drive. NONE work for me.
    The yoga hangs EVERY time. The best I can get is 91% complete and the wheel goes around and around. I’ve even left it spinning for FIVE days. The system never shutdown/ rebooted. I’ve had to manually force shutdown.
    At the 91% point, after power-down (this is BEST case scenario) the system reboots – the Win 10 Anniversary screen flashes up then the system reverts to the 1511 build.
    I’m guessing some sort of software/driver problem.

  80. Brian O'Neill
    September 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

    My Anniversary update ran fine, however..... After the update I am now getting sound notifications that appear to be random. I've looked at my applications and turned off any sound notifications and I've even muted my speakers - but still the notifications sound. Can anyone tell me how to turn this sound off?

  81. gopi
    September 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The clock area after this update has shrunk. i was using atomic clock. Unfortunately after the AU it is showing only first digit of H in the clock of format HH:MM:SS, everything else is hidden due to reduced space available. Even after using show big icons on taskbar option, this problem has not improved.

  82. Dan
    September 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    when installing Win10 anniversary update, got a message that certain older video and music files will not play because of older digital management rights or something like that. It recommended not continuing with the update. Is it talking about the Media Player? Can I just use another media player?

  83. Reginald
    September 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I have a icon packager and when I use it to change icons they go back to default anyway to fix this

  84. Jude
    September 24, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Game pad stopped working after windows 10 anniversary update

  85. Shriram Vasudeo Joshi
    September 24, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    start menu gone after win AU update, rt click shows control panel, power management, on off etc.what is fix?

    • ilya
      September 25, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      I spent over 3 hours going through the recommended steps to not working start menu, from running Start menu troubleshooter, Powershell scripts to adding users. ALL TO NO HELP!

      Then I finally stumbled upon this post which worked for me:

      • Bob Nichols
        September 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm

        Task Manager
        More Details
        Right click on Windows Explorer
        Choose Restart.
        Menu works.

      • Bob Nichols
        September 30, 2016 at 11:33 pm

        Stumbled on a Workaround
        Task Manager
        More Details
        Right click on Windows Explorer
        Choose Restart

        Menu works now.

    • Ron Atwater
      September 28, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      I have same problem. Where did that pesky start menu go?

  86. Chad Meckstroth
    September 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    After I installed the anniversary update, my secondary monitor randomly turns off and back on again. Is this an issue with my monitor or windows 10..I feel like it can't be a coincidence because it literally started happening right after I installed the new update.

    • Maria
      September 23, 2016 at 2:10 am

      I have the exact same issue. I'm not a happy camper.

  87. bob
    September 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    The fixes for Cortana removal do not affect the Cortana task which is a memory hog. I would like to know how to kill that

  88. Ron Thein
    September 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Since windows 10 update windows won't shutdown. Sometimes clicking on shutdown has no reaction and other times the shutting down screen is displayed and it stays at that screen. In all cases, I must hold the power button until it shuts down.

    • Twiggs
      October 4, 2016 at 8:42 am

      Same problem here after win10 anniversary update my pc wont switch off green light stays on and i have to keep holding the power button to switch off nightmare !!

  89. cos
    September 21, 2016 at 4:09 am

    fixes? what fixes? 48 days later Microfluff finally wtf

    finally, after Win10 anniversary fail, on 9/20 my computer works well

  90. Joyce H Smith
    September 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    When checking for new updates after installing the Anniversary Update, it states that updates are available but does not download when connected to wi-fi. Confusing. Is there actually an update or is it just hanging up?

  91. EP Jones
    September 19, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Windows 7 games are no longer functional after the "upgrade"; it even hunts down and erases the shortcuts to them (though the programs just get renamed.) Hoping someone finds a fix.

  92. Dj
    September 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    I have external WD cloud drives which i plug directly into my laptop to transfer data to them. up until the AU i just plugged them in and transferred data from the laptop to the folders on the drive....but no not now, when i plug a drive in it now asks me for a network username and password which i don't have as the drive is not on a network its plugged into my laptop !!! also the drives don't have usernames or passwords....

    not only this but in order to get network discovery to work i now have to disable my wifi !!! once wifi is disabled the network discovery kicks in and the drive is usable as it used to be....

    All this has happened since i installed the AU this week....not only that but the drivers we installed that let windows 10 see our mobile phones, tablets, printers and webcam have been replaced yet again by Microsoft drivers that don't work....which was the whole point we replaced them before the update as nothing was recognized [you may have heard of the driver issues, we have the solution]

    All in all things are bad and thousands of pounds of hardware is now pretty much useless until all these things get fixed and i'm sure there are people out there with more stuff that isn't working.

  93. Jenny Threlfall
    September 12, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I am unable to tether my smartphone to use as a wifi hotspot to my laptop via USB.

    • MARIE
      September 17, 2016 at 5:01 am

      I have the SAME EXACT problem. I used PDANET/foxfi to tether & Ostoto hotspot. The hotspot software I use keeps being closed and I am unable to use the phone tether as a hotspot.I checked the firewall's permissions, added it to the allowed list, turned the firewall off-tried rerunning hotspot...nothing. I uninstalled the software, used CMD's for hotspot instead(netsh etc's...) and that didn't work, poked around the adapter settings-resharing network...refreshed my IP...IDK what else to try. IF ANYONE HAS A SOLUTION TO THIS ERROR PLEEEEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HEELPPP lol.

  94. Slater
    September 4, 2016 at 6:44 am

    My wireless keyboard does not work in Microsoft Edge since update. It works in Chrome and other applications. I can only access "popular sites" via my mouse. I tried updating drivers, uninstalling/reinstalling; shutting down/reseating usb/powering on... No dice. Any suggestions?

    • Tina Sieber
      September 6, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Sounds like Microsoft shot itself in the foot again.

      I found a fix on the Microsoft Community forum. If that doesn't work, I would recommend posting a new question there. Good luck!

  95. Brian Nel
    September 3, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    AFTER ANNIVERSARY UPGRADE, RIGHT QUARTER OF SCREEN DOES NOT REACT TO MOUSE POINTER! Now cannot minimize/maximize or access red X, nor can I get rid of ads on righthand side of screen. On the right quarter of screen, the pointer turns into blue circle??? HELP!!!!

    • Tina Sieber
      September 8, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Hey Brian, that obviously shouldn't happen.

      Try to update your display drivers. Use the driver recommended by the device manufacturer, rather than the one selected by Windows 10.

      Here's how you can manage drivers in Windows 10:
      Take Back Control Over Driver Updates in Windows 10

      Do let us know if you were able to fix it and how. Thank you!

  96. Blackman
    September 2, 2016 at 7:26 am

    after the AU if you had RSAT installed, it's no longer there. You have to download again the new version for the Win10 AU specifically.

    • Tina Sieber
      September 8, 2016 at 8:02 am

      Yes, Windows 10 updates can remove software not considered compatible with the update. That sucks, especially if it happens without warning and affects critical software. Businesses and research institutions should definitely not use Windows 10 on critical devices.

  97. Anne
    August 31, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    My Microsoft Excel 2007 is working, but we use a Dell computer from 2004 with Windows XP. Excel 2007 is not working, I am sure. We have a laptop from 2005 with Windows XP, and I am now using the flash drive to complete billing. I believe I solved one of the issue.

    Excel 2007 on the desktop is not showing preview correctly. When I go to the page break preview, it does not match the normal view. I then delete columns to the right of my work, and then it sometimes corrects to the correct view.

  98. trupik
    August 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Both my Amazon Kindle and my vodafone dongle crash my PC since AU update. Did not see the 10 day deadline for roll-back in time and am now stuck with AU :-(

  99. loco
    August 31, 2016 at 10:01 am

    My wifi connection got messed up really bad after the update.. can't connect to the network while other devices connect without any problem ....

  100. Dayman Grewcock
    August 30, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    I am having major problems with P2P networking over wireless:
    1) I have two Win10 AU machines which connect to the internet via wireless and VDSL,
    no problem
    2) If I try to turn on 'Network discovery' then save changes, all seems well but when I go bacl
    in the changes I made have reverted to 'off'.
    3) The only way I can get computer A to see the shares on computer B is to specify the IP
    address in the address bar in explorer, ie \\ I can then see the shares on
    computer B.
    4) I have yet to find a way for computer B to see the shares on compter A. If I try and use as
    in (3, windows states that 'Network Discovery is turned off'
    Anybody got a resolution to this one??

  101. Ivan Berger
    August 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    After the Anniversary Update. a bunch of folders on my desktop disappeared, and I can't find them anywhere.

    • adrian
      September 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      same for me

  102. Tuhin kar
    August 30, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Problem #16...not solved....please help

  103. Ben Myers
    August 30, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Problem #17 - Windows 10 Anniversary has regressed in its handling of task bar notifications. With the original, you could add you own notifications to the task bar. I used this to show the temperatures of the CPU cores using CoreTemp, VERY useful for laptop owners. Now, there seems to be no way to do this on the notifications screen. Bronx cheer for the second true beta release of Windows 10!

  104. Jaymes
    August 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Let me just say thank you, Skype was pissing me off.

  105. Kate
    August 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I have encountered the biggest issues since the Windows update came out! And of course this is all coinciding with me starting a new job working from home and have missed days of work because of it! My biggest issue was that my computer kept going to a blue screen and restarting CONSTANTLY. The message on the blue screen read, "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL.

    I eventually took it to Geek Squad as my computer is still under coverage and they said it was from the Windows 10 update and took 3 days to fix it. I have had other little errors and the only good thing that has come out of it has been that it has inspired me to learn more about computers and start being able to troubleshoot things on my own!

    Has anyone else encountered this issue?

  106. Adam
    August 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    AU screwed up my Logitech my Cordless Optical Trackman (TRB-22, discontinued, but the best mouse ever, ever.) The trackman no longer functions at all, even with the installation of its newest software (6.67.83). Had to put a regular mouse bask into play...ugh! As far as I can tell from searching the net, there is no workaround and some have said that by next week MS may have updates to fix this and other problems.

    Oh, not sure if this is an AU problem: When waking up from sleep, Firefox would not scroll correctly when using the scroll bar. Screen would open at their bottoms and when I tried scrolling them up, they would return to the bottom once I stopped the action. However, rebooting and sometimes the passage of time, temporarily allows for the computer to self correct.

  107. Arun
    August 28, 2016 at 5:35 am

    My External HDD is showing as RAW Partition in only Windows 10 AU version after the update, its working fine everywhere else//

  108. ANN
    August 27, 2016 at 5:15 am

    My Microsoft Excel 2007 is not working properly, the software has worked great with Windows 7 and until this latest update. I went to MS chat, and they informed me that I would have to purchase the latest version of MS Office. I use Excel for business purposes, and now I am dead in the water, due to the latest AU. I am going to Best Buy to purchase, and not buying directly from MS even though MS still make a profit from my frustration.

    • Tina Sieber
      August 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Microsoft Office 2007 should be compatible with Windows 10. What kind of issues do you have?

  109. SJW1969
    August 27, 2016 at 1:26 am

    My issue is that I got stuck on the upgrade, and then shut off my computer. When I restarted my computer, it would not initiate Windows 10. I can't get into my computer now.

  110. Abhishek Gupta
    August 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    cant change the lock screen wallpaper.

  111. bab
    August 25, 2016 at 8:46 am

    MS want to force upgrades and make their slave viewers they used to serve watch ads from their marketing and associated allies; they're doing this to the Win 10 pro users now, not just home users who couldn't tinker with their OS as much. The Win 10 anniversary edition updates did not mention that many group policy editor options available will no longer work for win 10 pro users which worked right until they 'upgraded'. Bad job MS - please change and do another fairer 'upgrade' (service pack) to remedy this asap or you will piss of many previously loyal customers.

    Good work, appreciate the work that went into this. For less advanced users, you could winrar (replace wtih a zip version) the entire child directory here - C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    or rename that folder to this
    these alternative methods achieve the same limited result you want. You install the pc and wanted to not see junk so if you need to modify it, you will probably search until you find a method to do that.
    It could be tricky to play with the lock screen for the initial boot incase it fails to boot and then locks you out!

  112. Mel
    August 25, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I get BSOD with massage critical process died. I reboot my pc, and I now get reboot and select proper boot device.

  113. Bill G
    August 25, 2016 at 1:50 am

    All my Microsoft Office 2007 programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) now start with the message "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft office 2007" on each use of the program. A 10 second delay and a progress bar show the "progress".Is this just an annoying irritant to get us to buy the latest version of MS office? It's tempting me to go back to OpenOffice....

  114. James
    August 24, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Is there a way to restore the start menu to the way it was before the update? Not a fan of this new layout.

    • jorgen klein
      October 6, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      system restore in settings, then use an older version

  115. wildcatherder
    August 24, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Lock screen fix does not work on Windows 10 Pro Anniversary edition. Upon boot, the lock screen flickers as thought something is trying to remove it, but, in the end, the lock screen is still there useful as "teats on a boar"

  116. Gavin Phillips
    August 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Nice, Ben, comprehensive and to the point. Good work, man.

  117. eva
    August 23, 2016 at 12:57 am

    My audio files are suddenly disabled and I can't get any sounds.

  118. Brian Wiltshire
    August 22, 2016 at 9:20 am

    After the AU update my collection of Windows7 games which worked on the previous version no longer executes - I re-installed from Winareo and when selecting a game e.g. Freecell, the system just returns me to where I was previously.

  119. Mike
    August 21, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    After the update, one of my hard drives completely disappeared from Windows Explorer and I can't find any instructions on how to get it back.

  120. wannabe1987
    August 21, 2016 at 2:16 am

    The update broke my wifi adapter or something. AT&T came out, said it wasn't them. I can connect linux and apple (iphone) just fine. But sometimes the internet on the windows 10 computer will stop working and so far the only thing to fix it is a reboot. But it'll work then not work. Running a lenovo g50 laptop.

  121. Andyroo
    August 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Since the update, I can't detect any wifi networks. I can't plug in to the router, so wifi is all I've got. I've made sure the power settings leave the adapter on. I've reset the TCP/up settings through command prompt. Nothing. Not sure what to do.

  122. Bimal Chandran.R
    August 20, 2016 at 7:19 am

    After install Anniversary Update my audio is not clear ( Lenovo G580 with Dolby digital). The mic catch the external sound and deliver my earpiece . How to solve this ?

    • bon
      September 24, 2016 at 10:38 am

      hi, i have the same problem as you do. do you have a fix on that?

  123. Chris Jeffares
    August 20, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Thanx for the tips. I have Win10 Pro and tried your suggest for the lock screen. It still appears, it there anything else I can try.

    Chris Jeffares

  124. Mr.Panda
    August 19, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    One step forward? They completely broke windows hell the moment the update installed it made every WiFi adapter and or auxiliary usb device I use useless. They have a lot of explaining and a lot of fixing to do.

  125. nmharleyrider
    August 19, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I can no longer create a recovery disc like I did before the update. I get a message that I need 8gb of free disk space so I put in a 16gb usb disc and then a 32gb usb disc and still got the same error message. Since the system is so unstable now(sometimes it won't shut down, sometimes it locks up and sometimes it won't start up) I feel I really need a recovery disc for these situations.

  126. Peter Kirk
    August 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    After the au update to my win10pro laptop, now my browsers take forever or not at all to load up websites. Getting frustrated like all can be. Any ideas, i use chrome64, firefox, ie and edge, no luck with any

  127. mad Cameron
    August 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The" turn off Windows update sharing" (although being set by or GPO settings) is still active, so your bandwith usage will go through the roof! and as yet have not found a way to stop this.

  128. dagwud
    August 17, 2016 at 1:20 am

    I appreciate the "Local System Policy" solution to the lock screen. I had previously used Group Policy settings, but they are ignored after the anniversary update on our computers.

    Not being able to turn off the lock screen on a laptop or desktop computer is just stupid.

  129. Randy
    August 16, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I lost control of my logitech cameras after the AU upgrade.

  130. Kent
    August 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Is there a way to restore all my default settings with just one step? Many of my settings have been changed and I don't want to hassle with changing them one by one. (like: Chrome theme, customized folder settings, home screen layout, etc. IT IS REALLY INEXCUSABLE FOR THE UPDATE TO ALTER THE SETTINGS I HAVE MADE!

  131. BeeradFromBu
    August 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Profile picture on sign in screen no longer taken from C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures. Can't find the cache to customize for all users.

  132. Lissydaly
    August 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    My Windows 10 updated automatically when I shutdown 3 - 4 days ago. Since then Ithe windows Mail emails won't download fully showing 'Download message and pictures(...kb).
    No amount of clicking will open the mail. Can I restore back to before the update?

  133. Ste
    August 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I Lost use of Silicon image Sata 3124 controller, not detected

    Lost use of a DVD Writer in a laptop, also a DVD Write on IDE won't recognise when a disk is inserted.

    Driven me nuts

  134. Cheryl
    August 15, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    After the update: 1-my browser fonts changed making it very hard to read; 2- Sometimes, like right now, typing or working is extremely slow; 3- The taskbar Peek was not working after the update. I went in to click the box to turn it back on and it is a FADED box still showing the previous check mark, but obviously permanently disabled until it's fixed. so there's currently no way to turn it back on.

  135. tonyjas46
    August 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    After upgrade my whole system has slowed. opening apps, windows and dialogue boxes takes ages or several clicks. Mouse clicks seem vague or unresponsive (although this may be the same problem) Internet connection has become slow or erratic.
    Happy days.

  136. Kees P. Kieft
    August 15, 2016 at 11:07 am

    After accepting the AU i can no longer select my own standard apps. The only selection that is available is from the windows shop. This is not accepatble in a free world.

  137. Spence
    August 15, 2016 at 5:33 am

    After the update, I periodically lose the ability to type into the windows search bar; The windows icon and Cortana voice search icon can be selected but I can't type anything into the search bar. A restart solves the problem for a bit, but then stops working again. Previous solutions to this issue (apparently this was a problem for some before the AU) no longer works.
    Pretty annoying.

  138. Neil Brooks
    August 15, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Hate it.

  139. Gregg
    August 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I'm running Win10 Pro - AU and it now forces the lock screen to display - and forces the lock screen to display MS stock photos. But I work alone and hate these redundant intrusions; no way to disable lock screen in W10 Pro-AU now. uggg.

  140. RobDownUnder
    August 14, 2016 at 11:19 am

    If I were sent to Mars, and was told it was a one way trip due to lack of fuel for the return flight, and was told that once launched, there is not the possibility of turning around mid flight, but was advised that I could change the direction slightly to say escape the solar system, etc.
    And if I fired up the computer they gave me in (in mid flight), AND if I then discovered that I had to use the W10 Start Menu for the rest of my life, I would do the course change, to plummet into the Sun.

    I don't like the computer making decisions when it wishes to do things (EG Updates). I wish to be able to prevent it doing them until I request it. I am Scottish, but I would even be prepared to pay for a Tool that allows me full control.
    I would pay even more for a Tool that allows me full control over everything. I am a control freak, and W10 is the exact opposite.
    I got rid of Windows Defender, as it was scanning in the background without my permission.
    For those that discovered how to switch off ALL of the options during custom Install, the Anniversary Update turns them all back on again. You can once again turn them off, but you will be banned from using Cortana, unless you turn them on again.

    Victoria (Australia) is known as the Nanny state, and now we have a Nanny operating system,
    Rob Down Under
    PS Don, Perhaps it is Windows Defender scanning without your permission ?

  141. Michael M
    August 14, 2016 at 10:50 am

    my update to the anniversary edition made my windows update stop working, if i restart, go to settings and the update, it will pop up with a windows update or something start updating, the windows update text will disappear and it will sit at 'Downloading Updates 0%' and not move, I need this fixed because i cant use two displays without updating

    • Joyce H Smith
      September 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      I am having this same issue. Very annoying and confusing!!

  142. Nicole
    August 14, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Is anyone else getting a issues with wps connections? I've originally got connected threw wps (because I don't know the password to my network connections) but now it won't let me do the wps function. You HAVE to out in the network security key/password and it's driving me crazy!

  143. peter
    August 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    There's no more Task bar properties, I hate the way windows group folders together. How can I get back Task bar property instead of Task bar settings?
    With Task bar settings you can't change grouping or ungrouping of opened folders. This is nuts.

    • modeth
      August 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Right click the taskbar and select Properties at the bottom, I'm assuming you aren't on a tablet, as that mode I believe either hides/disables this function in favor of tablet organization.

      Same options available as before, as with anything in for it if you know the name and it should find what you need. Some folks are so stuck in their own routines they tend to forget there's usually more than one way to do something in Windows, this has always been the case as well, taking time to post here requires more effort.

  144. Emre Gültekin
    August 13, 2016 at 7:16 am

    i had issues with games and thats what i was looking for ill try thx

  145. Pauly
    August 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

    After installing the AU, i get the new, improved BSOD (with the sympathetic frowny emoticon) every few days. No specific activity seems to cause it, but I get an error stopcode.DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION. Tried a fix or two I've looked up, but no luck as of yet. One suggestion is to remove any new hardware, but I haven't installed any new hardware. Tried doing a driver update of the important things, but still happens. I'll just keep looking for a fix.

  146. Don
    August 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    My hard drive runs at 100% at time and if and when avg. response is zero, read speed is zero and write speed is zero then you can not do anything. This can last longer than one minute.

  147. NRT20
    August 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    How to disable the game crap bar? I coud'nt , it appear as nothing and I didn't change a thing

  148. Piano
    August 12, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Windows 10, after the update, now periodically freezes for about 3 seconds, and it's so bad that even the mouse freezes.

  149. Anonymous
    August 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I have trouble opening certain apps and I'm mad because I don't want them running in the back ground as I'm gaming please help most things open but certain apps won't. I am the full admin of my PC, also.

  150. Mippy
    August 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I own a laptop and just got the anniversary update, after the update, only the top left corner of the screen is showing, is there a fix for this?

  151. sfgh
    August 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    my task bar is fine when i use two screens , but when i only use one it is completely gone save for the outline

  152. bugler921
    August 11, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    When I tried the anniversary update my computer froze at the lock screen when waking up for sleep or hibernate. I had to push the power button to force it to shut down, and after restarting the password prompt would appear, allowing me to log in. Since this was completely unacceptable, I'm back at the earlier build.

  153. Genevieve Marcus
    August 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I organize files on my Desktop according to my work. The Update scattered them all
    over the place. Any way to save time and get back my old Desktop?

    • adrian
      September 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      same problem for me

  154. Richard
    August 11, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    After the Windows 10 update yesterday, my HP laptop will no longer boot. Diagnostics run on power up but cannot fix the issues. Try system restore which completed OK, but didn't fix the boot issue.
    Any ideas how to get back to a working laptop?

    Good old Microsoft sending out untested updates yet again!

  155. Monkey
    August 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I can no longer sign into my PC, it says to use the last password that was used and I've tried doing so. Nothing works and it's frustrating. I also can't go online as I use PDANet to tether my phone to my PC through USB.

  156. Steve
    August 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    1. Date/Time Clock unreadable (black font) (fix above noted, will try it later).
    2. Constant blinking 'busy/loading' circle beside mouse pointer.
    3 Cannot type entries into search box. It will accept only one character and no more until I reboot the computer - then it will accept one character and no more until I reboot, on and on.....

  157. tintin
    August 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    My Rotation lock comes and goes. The brightness has a setting of complete darkness; on the surface pro 4 it is unreadable in any light. You have to know where the button is to get out of that mode. Other than these annoyances, I like the AU.

  158. SantaClaw
    August 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I can't seem to be able to configure windows update via group policy editor any more, my computer automatically installed an update and reset itself even though i have the "do not reboot with active users logged on" and "notify before download and installation "configured to enabled....

  159. Jake
    August 11, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Win 10 AU. New start menu expands all programs. Cannot "put away". Power symbol is in left column, not where it was in initial load. Right click on Start menu now has power off command. Cannot move icons in right portion of task bar. Edge remains a mess.

  160. Lady S
    August 11, 2016 at 3:18 am

    The first of our comps seems to be working fine, (on it now.) but the other desk top (MINE!!!!!) Now has is a big ol' PAPER WEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNABLE TO BOOT!!!!! WTF!!! After the update it sat there forEVER. I thought it was stuck so I restarted the computer, logged back in said the update did not install. Okay, was going to go back and do so, but before I did it got restarted again, and became unbootable. Not sure this is part of an update issue or not, but Im highly sad! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  161. Duch
    August 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Windows won't start after update!?!?!?

  162. Maverick
    August 10, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    Can't seem to add printer. When it is added, it can't print to it with indication that the printer needs attention.

  163. Piano
    August 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    All of my desktop icons that are smaller in resolution than how big it is when displayed on the desktop used to scale using nearest neighbor, but now it uses interpolation, and it looks blurry and ugly, especially the ones that are supposed to look pixelated.

    I had a couple things pinned to the right side of my start menu. I tried to move them around, and the next time I opened my start menu, they were just gone.

    Notifications are a bit glitchy. The x button only shows up sometimes and only sometimes dismisses the notification.

    • adrian
      September 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      same problem for me

  164. FTOON
    August 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    In my case the problem was a slow system. Slow when opening some context menus and too slow to show contents of dialogue boxes and contents of file explorer windows.
    After extensive hours of troubleshooting I finally was able to pinpoint the problem to ASUS AI Suite. Specifically it is the ASUS COM startup service that causes all the trouble. A couple of windows clean boots helped me identify this as the service causing all the trouble.

    I have uninstalled AI Suite with all its components and now my system works perfectly.

    The problem recurs when I reinstall it and again everything goes back to normal after an uninstall.
    I have emailed ASUS about the problem and waiting for their response.

    Hope this helps someone..

  165. Dawn Barone
    August 10, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Cannot meter internet connection and it is eating up all of my data allowance with updates.

  166. Paul
    August 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    The upgrade went relatively smoothly except our PCs are set in the BIOS to turn on at 8am, now only 1 turns on and the other needs to be started manually and I can't find any reason why

  167. Kevin
    August 10, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    No audio.

  168. David Peterson
    August 10, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Can't find power button to shut down or restart computer.

    • Ben Stegner
      August 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      If you click the Start button, it's right above Start in the menu that pops up.

  169. James
    August 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I don't have a background image om my lock screen unless I've disabled the background image on sign in. Why can't I have both Microsoft?

  170. navdeep
    August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am

    the bluetooth of my laptop worked fine before the update..but now its just not working (whenever i try to send or recieve something it says "An address incompatible with the requested protocol was used" ) plz help

  171. Bob H
    August 10, 2016 at 5:34 am

    Being on limited download I was able to make downloads manual only. Cannot find how to do this with the AU upgrade?
    Bob H.

  172. Rhys
    August 10, 2016 at 3:18 am

    Both my PC's seem to take 3x as long to get to the login screen, and to boot up when logged in. :(

    • Sameh
      August 10, 2016 at 6:07 am

      Same here. Starting up, Logging in, Loading. All take way longer than before. I also can hear my laptop processor higher than before. I've not heard that way since Windows 7.

  173. Micael
    August 10, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Microsoft don't care about the users the best windows is windows 7 and now shut down the SO just because wont, windows 8 is a shit windows 10 is a real shit!

    • John
      August 10, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Right! I had 7 but a tier 2 ms engineer deleted this. I'd go back to it in a heartbeat.

  174. dave
    August 10, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Automatically Sign into Windows 10

    Check/uncheck "users must enter a username and password...
    Click ok
    enter current password (twice)

  175. Anonymous
    August 10, 2016 at 12:29 am

    I'n getting this wonderful little glitch where I tell OneDrive to exit, I've even told it not to start with Windows. Well, anytime I try and save a file OneDrive pops a window asking me to set it up. Happens every time... Thing is, this didn't start till well after the Win 10 Anniversary upgrade was installed.

  176. Henry
    August 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    My pc makes a sound when I plug in external hd, but it does not show up.

    • Piano
      August 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Windows 10 makes random sounds all the time as if something happened, and I can never figure out what it supposedly did.

  177. marla
    August 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    icloud will not sync my contacts and calendar since the update to my outlook. was working perfectly prior to this.

  178. Sinterbear
    August 9, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Scrolling with the mouse wheel is the one, and so far, only, issue I have with the Anniversary Update. No matter what the system settings say, it won't scroll in the browser any way other than a page (screen) at a time. This happens in many other windows as well, but not all (Visio is a notable exception). I've tried setting the scroll to a few lines, to one line, to 100 lines, or even to a page at a time, but it doesn't matter, it always does screen at a time. I have noticed that occasionally, it will behave as wanted, but only for a second or two, then back to full screen at a time.

    This is especially annoying when scrolling through social media. It frequently will scroll past something near the bottom of the screen that I then can't see. The only recourse is to grab the shuttle in the right-hand scroll bar with the mouse and move the page to where I can see the skipped content.

    This is not a security issue, it isn't a major functional failure, but it is beyond doubt the most annoying inconvenience I've ever encountered in Windows, 10 or any other version.

    Yes, I've seen that this has happened in older versions as well, but none of those fixes work in the Anniversary update.

  179. Lavid
    August 9, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Really sick of these big updates. Had issues in November and now again. Thinking about just turning off updates because I'm sick of dealing with this.

  180. Martin Robson
    August 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I keep my files, favorites, downloads etc on a separate drive so that they are unaffected by any need to restore Windows. The anniversary update defaults the location of these files to the Windows drive and all attempts at changing the location have failed. Windows seems to accept the relocation but continues to default to the Windows drive. Having spent many hours trying to work around the problems I've currently given up and restored both of my desktop PCs to the previous version of Windows 10. Very frustrated and disappointed.

  181. famtech
    August 9, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    IMO I didn't find any problems with this new update. In fact I never really found any major issues with windows 10 to begin with. I believe it is, by far, the best Operating System nowadays. Just considering the restrictive limited apple OS or even Android OS without full desktop support, windows leads ahead without a doubt.

  182. Anonymous
    August 9, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I find my internet/nrowsers has/have a problem loading pages after the upgrade. I frequently need to refresh 1 or more times to get pages to display correctly - a problem I didn't have before the anniversary update.