If you are using Windows 7 or any lower versions of Windows operating system, then upgrading to Windows 8 or 8.1 (even Windows 10) would be a smart choice. Alongside the new features, improvements, and enhancements, you will find out that those new versions will more stable than old versions.
Unlike the Windows 7, it comes with a new design with a new Start menu. When moving to these new releases, you will notice that everything are entirely different, from the user interface, as well as the way some features work.
Despite the facts that they have many useful features, however, there are many errors remain which you should know before making your decision. In this post, I'm going to share with you top five common mistakes that you might encounter when using Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. The list isn't complete. So if you found any serious problems when using them, tell me, and I will update my list to make it more useful to users.
Getting a ton of RAM or using the latest CPUs is making your computer to be stronger. By that, you can use apps that require a lot of RAMs or do heavy tasks, such as rendering videos. However, you notice a few processes are using up to 100% of CPU resource or consuming up to 50% of your RAM, especially svchost.exe or tiworker.exe. Dealing with these high resource usage problems, you will need to find the cause of issues and then resolve them from the root, not only just fix the symptom.
Depending on each situation, you will need an appropriate method to diagnose and find out what actually happened. For example, if you have recently done some Windows updates, uninstall and roll back those updates would be helped to resolve the problem. The reason is that sometimes the new updates won't compatible with your current applications and cause these unwanted issues.
Tip: You can use Task Manager or Microsoft Windows Processes to find out which program or service is using the resources of your computer. Based on that result, you can know what you need to do next in order to fix the problem.
Nowadays is the era of solid-state drive (SSD), which helps to speed up the performance of your computer, including speeding up the bootup process. If you use a traditional storage (HDD) to keep your Windows operating system, it might take minutes to boot up. This process can be shorter by using an SSD. In fact, your computer can be boot up within ten seconds.
However, if the bootup process is still slow even when you are using the SSD for the operating system, then you have to check startup items again. In most cases, too many startup items that launch with the bootup process will slow down itself. The reason is that your Windows computer will boot up and then load all startup items before showing the main desktop.
That's why you need to check and disable unnecessary programs in Startup. To doing so, launch Task Manager and choose Startup tab. From there, you can enable or disable any apps you want to start or not, during the bootup process, respectively. In Windows 7, you can configure this by accessing System Configuration, but this feature isn't available in Windows 8 anymore. Instead, Microsoft moved it and implemented to the new Task Manager.
What do you often do when something goes wrong with your Windows XP or Windows 7 computer? Ghost or reinstall would be a perfect option, right? From Windows 8, you don't need to use those options anymore because there is an excellent alternative, called Reset.
Within the Windows operating system, you can reset your computer back to default as a fresh installation, with /or without installed apps, depending on how you choose to reset. In the case of unable to accessing Windows UI to use the reset function, you can use it in Safe Mode. It's totally safe!
Don't know how to access Safe Mode in Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10? Check out this article.
Along with the Reset function, you can try to use System Restore to roll your operating system back to previous backup points. However, in order to use this application, you need to enable it before the system goes worst. It needs to create restore points based on your Windows OS before allowing you to restore.
From Windows 10, Microsoft replaced the Internet Explorer with the Edge browser. However, it's still available in Windows 8. So if you are using the Internet Explorer as your primary web browser, I would recommend you switch to Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. The reason is that if you install too many add-ons on Internet Explorer, it can cause some serious problems.
So the better way is that replacing it with other internet browsers that better, for example, the Chrome. Last month, Google announced the next version of Google Chrome - version 55, will more stable than previous versions and reduce 50% of RAM consume. It's good information for users who are loving Chrome but afraid of lacking RAM memory when opening too many tabs.
Typically, your computer will be in frozen status if one or more features or apps don't respond. If you are facing this issue, you can try to launch Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc and kill those apps. It would be a helpful solution to assist you to get out of the current situation.
However, if this issue happens more frequently, you need to scan your Windows system again to detect whether it's affected by viruses or malware. Many kinds of those malicious programs will make your computer runs slower, even freezes.
No matter what problems you are encountering, there is always a solution you can use to diagnose and troubleshoot. The problem is that you need to find out what reason caused the issue and based on that information, use a right method to resolve it.