Windows 10 is Microsofts one of the most successful operating systems ever. Released on July 29, 2015, it succeeded Windows 8/8.1 response of which was mixed.
One of the most notable features of windows ten has been its upgrades, which Microsoft does continuously to better their service. Since, due to the epidemic, most of the public been forced to work home, old PC’s/laptops previously forgotten will now be given more attention, and with Microsoft providing a free upgrade to windows ten it becomes all the more beneficial to upgrade and stay with the world!.
But while upgrading, you may encounter some problems depending on how old your pc is. Here are five tools to find the problem, and yeah, fix it.
Check for BIOS update
BIOS(basic input/output system) is responsible for starting up PC’s and checking all its related parts are working fine. We need to make sure the BIOS is updated.
For this press Windows key + R or search the run tab. Under the run tab search, msinfo32 to open system Information bar. Check up for BIOS Version/Date and make sure its the latest.
Perform some necessary troubleshooting steps to ensure the computer is ready to update. Uninstall the programs not needed to free up space. Make sure the drivers of the system are the latest. Also, make sure antivirus is working, and there is no malware present.
Go through known issues and notifications
Before updating, visit the Microsoft windows ten dashboard and under this check for the head ‘known issues and notifications.’ This helps the users to remove incompatible programs, if any.
Run compatibility checker
Run the computer as an administrator by opening the command dialog box. Key-in the drive letter where your installer files are located and then follow the steps that occur on the screen. Copy the results of the blue screen and paste it in notepad and check for the code 0xC1900210, any other code will show incompatibility.
Use Microsoft’s Setupdiag program for further assistance.