How to fix Windows 10 Creators Update issues using the Troubleshooter

By: George Finley
2 minute read

You can now fix quick and easy the most common problems on Windows 10 Creators Update using the Settings app, and we’ll show you how to do it.

Windows 10 troubleshooters

Troubleshooter tools can be run on your device for diagnosing and for automatically fixing common issues including network and printing connectivity, Bluetooth, Windows Update, and more. Even if they have been implemented in Windows for a very long time, until the Windows 10 Creators Update they were hidden deep inside Control Panel.

Now, on the other hand, you can easily find them in the Settings app.

Troubleshooting and fixing issues in Windows 10

  • Open Settings.
  • Click on Update & security.
  • Go to Troubleshoot.
  • Select the troubleshooter that best describes the issue that you’re facing, and click on Run the troubleshooter button in order to start the process.

Depending on the issue you’re facing, you might also need to follow some additional on-screen directions and finally the troubleshooter will automatically correct the problem. You’ll also have the option to skip the fixing process. At the end you can click on View detailed information link if you’d like to see a detailed report of what went wrong.

Windows 10 troubleshooters

  1. Get up and running

This section includes the troubleshooters for fixing the most common issues such as:

  • Internet Connections – diagnoses and fixes connectivity related problems
  • Playing Audio – fixes common sound issues
  • Printer – diagnoses and fixes problems related to printer connections
  • Windows Update – detects problems that might block updates
  1. Find and fix other problems

These troubleshooters fix less common Windows 10 issues including the following:

  • Blue Screen – diagnoses errors that cause Windows 10 fail
  • Bluetooth – troubleshoots and fixed Bluetooth issues
  • Hardware and Devices – detects hardware changes and fixes issues including driver problems
  • HomeGroup – diagnoses and fixed problems sharing files and viewing devices on a HomeGroup
  • Incoming Connections – finds and fixes Windows Firewall related issues
  • Keyboard – fixes keyboard settings related problems
  • Network Adapter – finds and fixes problems with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth adapters
  • Power – adjusts power settings to conserve battery life
  • Program Compatibility Troubleshooter – allows you to change the compatibility mode of older programs
  • Recording Audio – find and fixes issues related to recording audio
  • Search and Indexing – fixes Windows Search issues
  • Share Folders – finds and fixes most sharing problems
  • Speech – diagnoses and fixes mic issues
  • Video Playback – finds video driver and protected audio issues
  • Windows Store Apps – find and fixes problems such as Windows Store cache, security, misconfigured apps, and more

Using these troubleshooters is the best way to start optimizing your computer performance.

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