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Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809 Common Queries and Answers

New on Windows 10? Recently upgrade your PC to Windows 10 October 2018 Update version  1809? And have Some Queries In Mind such as How to Change user password, manually check and install updates, Speedup windows 10. Where to get my windows product key? And how to fix common problems, boot into safe mode, Perform System restore etc. Here we have collected some Windows 10 Common Queries and Answers Which may help you to make Windows 10 version 1809  better experience.

Windows 10 version 1809 is far from the most straightforward operating system. The most basic settings can be elusive, and even the simplest of tasks can be confusing, to say the least. If you are also having some unanswered questions on your mind? Here are some of the most common Windows 10 October 2018 Update questions with Answers.

How to Change User Account Password

Windows 10 having two type of User account ( Local user account and the second one is Microsoft Account). If you are looking for change your local user account password in Windows 10, Then follow steps below.




Click on Start menu -> Settings -> Accounts, Then click on Sign-in options. Now Scroll down to the section labeled Password and Click the Change button. When prompted, confirm your current password, and enter your new desired password and hint. That’s all click Finish to make save changes. Now Press Win + L to lock windows and try to login with the newly created password.

Change User account Password on Windows 10 version 1809

Again if you configured Microsoft Account on your Windows 10 PC. Fallow below steps To change your Microsoft account password in Windows 10.

First, open sign-in options from settings -> Account then Scroll down to the section labeled Password. Here click on change button, Put your current password when prompted for it. Next, confirm the last four digits of the phone number tied to your Microsoft account. Wait for the SMS code and then enter the code. When prompted, confirm your current password and then type in your new desired password twice. That’s all Click Finish to make save changes. 

How To manually check for Latest Updates

Windows 10 is set to Automatically download and install the latest windows updates. But due to some reason if latest updates not installed then you can manually check for the latest updates and install them by following steps.

Open windows 10 start menu -> click Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows updates. Now on middle pane Under Update status click Check for updates button To check and install the latest windows updates. If updates are available, Windows will automatically begin downloading them and applying them, and then prompt you to restart your computer when finished.

Windows 10 October 2018 update version 1809

If due to any reason or internal problem windows stuck On Checking for updates, Downloading updates. You can check out our Windows update troubleshooting guide to fix Almost every windows 10 update problems.

How To Uninstall Programs and Applications on Windows 10

To uninstall apps and programs in Windows 10, click on start menu -> settings -> Apps -> Apps & features. Now scroll down and select the app you want to uninstall. Then Click the Uninstall button to completely remove the app or program. Again Repeat for all undesired apps and programs to uninstall them.

uninstall applications on Windows 10 version 1809

Also, you can remove third-party installed programs form control panel -> programs and features. Or you can simply press Win + R, type appwiz.cpl and hit the enter key. This will open program and Features window, Right click on the application which you want to remove and select uninstall.

How to Take a Screenshot in Windows 10?

If you are looking for option how to take a screenshot of the current screen on windows 10. There are different options available such as you can use Print screen option, Snipping tool or the new snip and Sketch tool that allow you to take a print screen easily.

Take Screenshot using Print Screen: The Print Screen key (sometimes abbreviated as PrtScr) captures the entire screen and saves it to the clipboard. You can then paste it into an image editor like Paint, GIMP, or Photoshop and then save it as an actual image file. Use the Alt + Print Screen keyboard shortcut to only capture the currently focused window instead.




An alternative to this is the Windows key + Shift + S keyboard shortcut, which allows you to capture a specific region of the screen and save it to the clipboard.

Snipping Tool: The Snipping Tool is a utility app that’s built into Windows. You can launch it by opening the Start Menu and searching for snipping tool. It’s fairly easy and straightforward to use,

Snipping Tool
Snipping Tool
  1. Choose a snipping mode: Alt + M (Use the arrow keys and enter to make your selection)
  2. Create a new snip in the same mode as the last one: Alt + N
  3. Move the cursor to select a rectangular snip area: Shift + arrow keys. (If you move across then down, for example, once you stop moving the cursor, the Snipping Tool will take the screenshot)
  4. Delay capture by 1-5 seconds: Alt + D (Use the arrow keys and enter to make your selection)
  5. Copy the snip to clipboard: Ctrl + C
  6. Save the snip: Ctrl + S
  7. Print the snip: Ctrl + P
  8. Create a new snip: Ctrl + N
  9. Cancel the snip: Esc

Check how to take and edit screenshot using snap & sketch tool on October 2018 update.

edit with snip and sketch
edit with snip and sketch

How to Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10 version 1809?

Click open the Sart Menu Settings and select Devices to open the Windows 10 Devices Settings. Now in the left panel, you will see Bluetooth & other devices. Click on it to open the following settings. To turn on Bluetooth, toggle the Bluetooth slider to the On position.

Your PC will start searching for other devices to pair up with. So make sure that you have turned on Bluetooth on your smartphone or another device. Once the device is found, it will be displayed there. Click on it to expand it. You will see a Pair button. Clicking on Pair will connect your PC to your other device.

Enable Bluetooth in Windows 10 Version 1809

You can also enable Bluetooth using the Action Center. To do this Open the Action Center with the Windows key + A keyboard shortcut. Click the Bluetooth icon to toggle it on.

How To check Windows 10 Product Key?

Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to find your Windows 10 product key. Fortunately, there’s a free third-party app that will dig it up for you in no time. It’s called ProduKey third-party applications which enable to find out your windows 10 product key. 

First Download the ZIP version of ProduKey. Then Extract the ZIP file using 7-Zip, WinZip, or whatever other tools you use. Now Run the produkey.exe program. Look for Windows 10 (or a variant) in the Product Name column. The Product Key column next to it is your product key. Right-click and select Save Selected Items to save the product key to a text file. Otherwise, select Copy Product Key to save the product key to the clipboard.




How To check Windows 10 Product Key
How To check Windows 10 Product Key

How To optimize Windows 10 Performance

If you found Windows 10 Running slow, System Not responding at startup or PC shutdown takes a long time to turn off the computer. You can tweak some system settings to Speedup Windows 10 Performance such as

Disable Startup Running Apps

Turn off Windows Tips and Suggestions

Disable Background Apps

Disable Effects & Animations

Disable transparency

Remove Bloatware

Run Performance Monitor

Optimize Virtual Memory

Use High-Performance Mode

Turn On Fast startup and Hibernate option

Disable Search Indexing

Run Disk Cleanup Tool

Defragment Disk Drive

Check Virus Infection / Run Ccleaner / Fix Registry Errors

Fix Registry Errors

Run the Troubleshooter

Check Disk Drive Error

Run system file checker

Again if you are looking for optimizing Windows 10 performance for gaming, You can check and tweak some advanced options to Optimize Windows 10 Performance For Gaming.

How to Boot Into Safe Mode in Windows 10?

Now come to the troubleshooting part. Windows 10 Safe mode boot, which allows the system to start with minimum system requirements. And allow you to perform troubleshooting steps to fix most of the Startup problems and BSOD errors.

In order to Start Windows 10 into Safe Mode, navigate to Advanced Startup Options. You can do this from settings -> Update & Security -> Recover. Here on middle pane Scroll down to the section labeled Advanced startup. Click the Restart now button.

advanced startup on windows 10 Version 1809

A quicker way to do this is to open the Start Menu, click the Power icon, then click Restart while holding the Shift key. This will restart windows select Troubleshoot -> advanced options. If due to some startup problem windows unable to start that cause you can Access Advanced options using installation media.

Windows Advanced Options
Windows Advanced Options

Now select Startup Settings -> restart now. After Restart this will represent the startup settings windows with the number of choices. Here press 4 to Boot into safe mode. To reboot in Safe Mode with Networking, press ‘5’ key. To reboot in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, press the ‘6’ key. it will Restart windows and load in safe mode

How To Enable/Perform System Restore in Windows 10?

System Restore feature allow you to revert back system settings to previous working state without affecting any file and data. By default system protection (restore) Feature is turn off on windows 10. And You must enable this feature to perform System restore and revert back to the previous working state.

To enable System protection / Restore on Windows 10:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Search for restore and select Create a restore point.
  3. Under the System Protection tab, click Configure…
  4. Under Restore Settings, select Turn on system protection.
  5. Under Disk Space Usage, adjust how much disk space you want to dedicate for storing restore points. We recommend at least 1GB.

To revert Windows 10 to a previous restore point by performing the system restore:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Search for restore and select Create a restore point.
  3. Under the System Protection tab, click System Restore…
  4. Follow the wizard, select the restore point you want to use when prompted, then keep going through the rest of the wizard.

You can check out our Full Guide about windows 10 System restore feature and how to fix different windows problems by performing the system restore.

Roll back Windows 10 To the previous build

If you have experienced any Problems, Issues After downloading and installing the major Windows 10  Update, And looking for the way to revert back to previous windows. Then you can rollback & uninstall windows 10 October 2018 update  To fix different issues which started after the recent upgrade. Means If after installing the windows 10 October 2018 update you are facing problems and issues with it, you can uninstall it and go back or rollback to the previous Windows 10 April 2018 Update version 1803.

To uninstall the Fall Creators Update, go to Start > Settings and click on Update & Security. Here Click the Recovery on the left and then click on Get started under ‘Go back to the previous version of Windows 10. And follow on-screen instructions to Roll Back windows 10 to the previous build.

Go back to the previous version of windows 10
Go back to the previous version of windows 10

How to Reset Or Refresh Windows 10?

Also if you found major problems and after perform different troubleshooting steps still having problems. Then you can Reset Windows to its Default setup to fix most of the problems. To Refresh or Reset Windows 10 Open Settings -> update & Security -> Recovery. Then Scroll down to the section labeled Reset this PC, and Click the Get started button.

Reset this PC windows 10 Version 1809

Now To refresh Windows 10, click Keep my files. To reset Windows 10, click Remove everything. When prompted, review the list of apps that will be removed during this process, and if you’re okay with it, click Next Click Reset. Not only are these options useful for troubleshooting issues and boosting performance, but they can help you eliminate clutter and reclaim disk space.

Where to Get Help Fix Problems in Windows 10?

If you’ve come this far and still have unanswered questions, your best bet is to consult Microsoft’s official source of help and support for Windows 10 users. The Virtual Agent is like an online chat support that’s completely automated. It’ll feel like you’re speaking to someone on the other end, but it’s literally just a bot. You can ask for help on whatever topic you want as long as you phrase it as a question, and the Virtual Agent will reply with relevant Microsoft articles.

To access the Virtual Agent:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Search for help and select Get Help. This will open the Virtual Agent.
windows 10 Virtual Agent
windows 10 Virtual Agent

Also, you can check out How to Fix windows Guide To get Solutions for almost every windows 10 problems. Such as Startup Errors, BSOD errors, Different windows update installation errors etc.

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These Are some most common Windows 10 Common Queries and Answers. Such as How to Change user password, manually check and install updates, Speedup windows 10. Where to get my windows product key?  And how to fix common problems, boot into safe mode, Perform System restore etc. I hope this post help to get answered your query, And have any new query, Question in your mind feel free to ask on comments below. Also, read How to Fix Printer in Error State on Windows 10.

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