But then, just in case the software proves ineffective, Windows Repair can help you fix the issues manually though that applies to advanced users only. For this, there is the specific ‘Repairs’ tab that will provide you with the relevant info to help with the repair process.
There is a cache though, developers of Windows Repair strongly recommend Windows Repair program only in Safe Mode for best results.
Software to fix specific Windows 10 issues
The program will help you find and install all the latest drivers to ensure your PC works optimally at all times. Once you let Driver Booster scan your PC, it will find drivers that need to be updated, provide you with links to the latest drivers, and download and install those automatically as well.
Given that outdated drivers can lead to a host of issues with your Windows 10 installation, having updated drivers will help you get rid of most of those at least, if not all.
IOBit Driver Booster
IOBit Driver Booster will find any missing or old drivers and update them in only a couple of seconds with ease.
There are chances you are having issues with your Windows 10 device owing to some features that failed to install properly. This is particularly true for those who upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 though even a fresh installation often leads to features failing to install.
It is here that the Missed Features Installer can come in handy. So if you are craving for the Classic Start Menu or 3D Pinball, the Missed Features Installer can help set things right for you.
The O&O ShutUp10 program is for those who take their online privacy rather seriously. Though Microsoft has a slightly better record of snooping on its customer vis-a-vis the other technology majors like Facebook or Google, it still is known to gather user data.
That apart there also are issues of telemetry and tracking that also has some users worried. The program offers several settings with a short description of what those stands for. So if you believe you can do without that, you can well turn it off. It’s as simple as that.
Windows 10 built-in repair tools
Meanwhile, Windows 10 also comes with several tools built-into it that too offers convenient options to work around many of the common issues that Windows 10 tends to throw up. Here is a brief description of those and is worth checking out.
Windows 10 troubleshooter
This can be invoked if you navigate to Settings, then click on Update & Security and select Troubleshoot. There you will be guided by on-screen instructions and will help you troubleshoot a variety of problems, including those related to keyboard, internet, BSOD errors, Windows Store app, printer, and so on.
Windows Software Repair Tool from Microsoft
This is a tool that Microsoft designed to help mitigate software issues on Surface devices though it can be just as effective for Windows 10 installation on any other device as well. What the Software Repair tool essentially does is it restores Windows 10 to its default settings, besides also repairing apps and updating the same as well.
This can be extremely effective if some recent changes crippled your system. Here is an excellent guide on how to use System Restore and create a restore point.
Reset this PC
This is another handy tool which resets your PC to the default Windows 10 settings. The feature can be effective when faced with nagging issues. You have two options here, ‘Keep my files’ and ‘Removes everything’.
Decide as per your need and make sure you backup all your files and data if you opt for the second choice as it deletes your entire hard disk and installs Windows 10 afresh.
System Files Repair Tool
The tool is of help when faced with file missing or corrupted error. The built-in System Files Repair command-line tool is handy in such situations.
All you need to do is open Command Prompt as admin followed by typing Sfc /scannow. Press Enter, and you will be provided with the scan progress report along with other relevant info.
So, there you have it, quite a comprehensive guide to help restore things.
FAQ: Software to fix Windows 10 issues
- How do I fix errors on Windows 10?
As so it happens that we have a comprehensive list with the best Windows 10 repair software.
- How do I fix driver errors in Windows 10?
Old or corrupted drivers can cause some errors but we have a list with the best driver update software for Windows 10.
- How can I restore the Registry?
We have an expert guide on how to restore the Registry of your PC in a step-by-step manner.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in August 2018 and was revamped and updated in January 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
This post was written by Ivan Jenic and was first posted to WindowsReport