WEB DESK: Microsoft hopes that this launch will be more successful than the disastrous Window 8. Microsoft has launched Windows10, offering users a free upgrade.
Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive has said. The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company’s attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry.
However, companies will have to pay for their version, as will PC-makers to pre-install it. Analysts say the strategy is designed to speed adoption.
What’s gone wrong?
Forbes reported that in the run-up to the main event, users were claiming the Microsoft update was automatically installing new drivers on their systems.
The Windows driver disrupted multi-monitor setups, SLI configurations and – in some cases – pushed Windows into emergency recovery mode.
It is thought that the new Windows10 driver disrupts third party drivers already present on systems, precipitating a clash as the software fights to update, and generally causes problems for you and your PC.
How do I fix this?
The easiest way is to uninstall third-party drivers and hand over all access to Microsoft. Other options include hacking the software, but as Microsoft has promised rolling updates (as well as to listen to customers following the disastrous Windows8 performance) this may be a short-term solution.
Alternatively, users should opt for the ‘slow ring’ of updates and upgrade a month after the ‘fast ring’ users – and hopefully when these initial bugs have been ironed out.