How to Fix Common Windows 10 Creators Update Problems

Since the launch of Windows 10, Creators update is the third major update in the lineup, addressed to fix some minor bugs here and there. Though it seems that instead of fixing them Microsoft has added another new and innovative set of problems. I can very well understand the effort and labor that undergoes into making and maintaining an operating system, nonetheless, these Windows 10 Creators Update problems are getting out and of hand and the users are spamming the forums with complaints. I am not saying people all over the world facing such problems, but those who do are in quite a bit of a pickle.

We intend to provide a quick list of the updates for your reference. If you happen to relate to any one problem in this list, then you may try or quick solutions, which in most scenarios seems to get the job done. If not, then it’s time you called up the officials and reported your situation. These Windows 10 Creators update problems do not seem as widespread as the previous versions, and Microsoft for most of the part has managed to deliver the hype they showed prior to the update. However, some problems have arisen in the due course of time. This article is to look at some of these common Windows 10 Creators Update problem and how we can fix them quickly. For a few, there are quick solutions and some problems cannot be resolved, but at least you’ll come to know such problems exist and you don’t have to worry further.

1. Microsoft Edge Keeps Freezing after the Update

Many users have faced this problem where the Edge internet browser keeps freezing after the update. The Edge is a drastic update from the previously sluggish Windows Explorer, both in terms of performance and usability. The browser breezes through the pages and Microsoft has done a great job optimizing it to the Windows. Speaking from personal experience I would so far as to say that in terms of web surfing Edge the best if you’re working on Windows. For those of you who have become accustomed to the Edge, facing such a problem is very problematic.

The Edge keeps freezing and stops working altogether whenever it is executed. Even if it were working properly, sometimes while browsing through the web pages, it also stops working, a problem which has been after the Creators update. What is causing this particular is still not clear. In most cases, you can just open the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Del) and force close the software. After reopening it, the Edge would work properly. You may also restart your computer, but I think it’s a bit overkill. Note that after reopening the software, it may also stop working again. There is no guarantee to this solution, at least not until Microsoft rolls out another update.

2. Cannot Turn off Updates

In order to ensure the safety of their company and to reduce the rate of piracy, Microsoft decided to remove all options that let us turn off the updates. Even after the feedback, they got from the community, Microsoft still hasn’t introduced any such feature. However, you have the option turn updates off for a selected amount of time, preferably a maximum period of 7 days. After that, the updates will take place. If you’re having this problem, then you should know that this feature was present even before the Creators update. It can be turned off in a roundabout way and not unlike Windows 8.1 or earlier versions.

In order to turn off the updates follow the given steps:

  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Select Administrative Tools

  • A window will open. Select the Services section.
  • Scroll down until you find the Windows Update option. Right-click on it and hit Properties.

  • Disable the update and the updates will no longer be downloaded into your machine.

3. No Xbox Remote in the Xbox App

For those of you who cannot locate the Xbox remote icon in the Xbox app, do not worry. Microsoft has quietly removed it from, the system, without any kind of prior notice or explanation. Keep an eye on the forum for further details. This is not a bug but for you perfectionists out there for whom every detail matters, I hope this piece of information puts your mind at ease.

4. Bluetooth Mice Stop Working

Bluetooth and Windows 10 are like oil and water. Even before the update was rolled out, the operating system shows problems when being paired up with the other Bluetooth device such as mobile phones. Keyboards and mouse and other peripheral devices seemed to work perfectly. However, after the Creators update, it also stopped interacting with some peripherals as well. The Bluetooth mouse stops working frequently in sporadic intervals. This is particularly annoying when you’re doing something important on the computer.

In order to solve this, you can turn off the mouse and disconnect the Bluetooth transmitter from the computer and reinsert it. The mouse should be working properly. If the problem happens again, repeat the process as well.

5. Windows Defender Warning after the Update

Previously, if you turned the Windows Defender off, you will hear no more of it. After the update, the Windows Defender icon pops up in your taskbar giving you warnings regarding some sort of issues. In case you’re using any kind of third party software or any haven’t checked any security options on the Windows Defender, the icon will pop up. You can very well ignore it for the most part as it is located in a lonely desolate corner of the taskbar.

If you want this to stop, you can check the settings and turn them off. The icon will turn from a yellow exclamation mark to a green tick mark. However, the icon will remain there and you cannot get rid of it permanently.

6. Cortana Cannot Connect to the Internet

Cortana is now integrated into the Windows interface as I am speaking from personal experience. However, the recent update seems to choke the life out of her. Cortana cannot operate without the internet, and the update seems to deny the software proper internet connection. Cortana had previous issues with the system, but it seems to have worsened after the update.

In order to fix this problem, you will have to restart your computer. Generally, Cortana seems to work fine most of the times, so make sure to check your internet connection before you come to any conclusions.

7. No Low Charge Warning

The other day while I was working on my computer, it suddenly switched off without any warning. This had me worried and it was when I looked at the battery indicator that showed that the computer was out of charge. Previously the Windows gave a warning when there was only 10% charge left on the battery. Not only that, but the charging animation has also stopped. Little features like these are very important and crucial for people who are quite focused on their work. Microsoft should definitely look into the matter and release the update for this bug as soon as possible.

8. Printer Stopped Working

Though the core reason is not clear to us since it’s only been a few days the update was rolled out, the printer stops responding completely to the operating system. It becomes dead as if some sort of core exec file was killed within the system.

You may try unplugging your printer and restart it again. If this doesn’t work, then try reinstalling the entire driver of the printer all over again. You may visit the Device Manager, click on the Printers & Scanners option, Right-Click on it and Uninstall the Driver. Restart your computer and give it ago. If this doesn’t work either, try reinstalling the software altogether. If that fails, then my friend stop reading this because it’s to call up the customer care operatives.

9. Cast Media Broken

The recent update is barring the users to share media files with other devices such as televisions and set-top boxes. Restarting may seem like an option but there is no guarantee that it will work. Some core files seem to have been damaged and there is no way it will get fixed until Microsoft rolls out another update.

10. Slow Startup

Compared to the previous versions, after the update, the Windows is taking a lot of time to boot up. During startup, the computer gets stuck on a black screen for quite some time before it moves on to the next screen. This is very much annoying as it hurts the workflow. Also, after the startup, a message keeps popping up saying that the Windows needs a restart in order for the updates to work properly. This keeps happening every time whenever I switch on my computer. There is nothing we can do but wait for future updates.

Are you facing any such Windows 10 Creators update problem or something else? If yes, do let us know in the comments section below and how you solve it to help our readers.

About Yogesh Mankani

Yogesh Mankani is a freelance content writer from last 6 years. His passion for blogging, giving words to his ideas and thoughts is what makes him fall more in love with his profession which he takes very personally.


  1. Animated edge browser background creator update caused screen to flicker, ok on static background?

  2. After installing Creator Update I notice got back at Chrome. I use several browsers, but after the update, Google Chrome, and Iron while I can open the programs they won’t find the internet. The same with Steam and Vivaldi. The only browsers that don’t seem to be affected by the update are Windows, firefox and safari.

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