Windows 10 Fall Creators Update problems & issues being reported

Some users who upgraded their PCs to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Windows 10 Creators Update or Windows 10 Fall Creators Update have been reporting various random problems. The actual number may be very small, but we are listing below some of them which can be found here in our comments as well Reddit & the Microsoft Answers Forum.

Windows 10 Creators Update problems

Windows 10 problems after upgrading to newer version

To begin with, while my upgrade experience as such went through smoothly, I faced two problems on my Windows 10 Pro Dell laptop:

  1. I had No Internet Access after upgrading
  2. My Power Options were missing in the Start Menu.

Let us see some other random reactions:

Said Rockstarrocks:

Guys don’t download this yet, it’s still not stable enough to be reliable. Since last night I have two BSODs (stop code: reference by pointer), sometimes touchpad buttons don’t work, start menu does not show all some programs(dell audio in my case, drivers, and software for it are installed), Cortana is buggy as hell.

manojkashayp had a similar experience:

My  zte ac 2766CDMA USB modem not working after I updated to Windows 10 creaters update it is giving error 633 please help me it is only Internet connection I have.

CornedBeefAssassin said on Microsoft Answers:

Windows seem to forget how to manage memory because after installing the update the computer froze after rebooting the computer and monitoring the processes I saw memory was full ran a diagnostic reported the sticks were fine. Love the new update hate the bugs I had to rollback because.

Said Iash78:

I recently updated to version 1703. DTS Connect not working anymore. Realtek HD Audio (ALC1150). I already tried to reinstall the realtek driver.

JoeRusso on Reddit said:

Mouse won’t work in lower-resolution fullscreen applications. I always see a cursor before the application is launched and can actually move it for first 1-2 seconds and then it stops responding. Mouse buttons works, but not the movement. My PC won’t shut down. The restart button is working fine, but after I click the shutdown button, it says Shutting Down and after that, I have a black screen but my PC is still on.

In jmmillcreek case, Windows made a mistake in calculating the available disk space:

Creators Update error 0x80070070 not enough disc space I have over 182gb open.

Golfstud said that the Slideshow on Desktop Background & Parent Folder are not working:

…With CU, when choosing that parent folder, only one pic is displayed on background and it never changes. With CU, I seem to have to pick a child folder and only pics from that folder are displayed – they do change through that folder.

tomboy24151 had issues with Edge:

When I downloaded the creators update the hub in edge no longer works.  I cant save to favorites or see my favorites  If I click on the hub it freezes edge and the only thing I can do is to x out of it.

Paul Streeting says:

Odd part some will find is a whiteout in the start menu for ‘Wireless Display Media Adapter’ for those lucky enough to have one but if you don’t it stays empty aside from a white square…

Arm3n said:

Hi there, running build 15063.11 as of yesterday, and noticed that a few of my Startup shortcuts did not run successfully from C:\ Users\ USERNAME\ AppData\ Roaming\ Microsoft\ Windows\ Start Menu\ Programs\ Startup nor via Services (using nssm tool). I made sure every shortcut and underlying app is configured to be run as Admin, more-so, I played around with the Services authorization (using local admin vs System, etc), all to no avail.

Spritanium posts:

Windows 10 absolutely will not detect my Bluetooth headphones.

PrzemyslawHerman had a strange problem:

I have updated my Windows 10 to the latest version. After update I can’t see any text in explorer (no folder and file names), only icons are shown. The same problem is with old Control Panel. On the other hand, the new settings menu is working as well as menu start. I’ve tried restarting, changed english from polish to english and back to polish. I have also created new account, but there is the same problem. How to fix it? It is really annoying.

Windows 10 Creators Update issues

And then there is holgerianus:

I installed the Creators Update with the Windows Upgrade tool. The installation process did go through flawlessly. However, after the installation all my programs went missing from the Start Menu with the exceptions of the “stock” apps and those apps I installed from the MS store.

Said GageWilliams:

I just installed the windows 10 Creators update with the upgrade assistant tool because I was eager to get it. After that, when I open up my apps, they close right after I open them. Any way to fix this?

Microsoft suggested him to roll back & uninstall Windows 10 v1703.

If you need some help to troubleshoot any issues you may have faced, please see this post on common Windows problems after an upgrade or search for the error message on this site.

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What about you? Have you installed the latest Update? Or do you plan to wait or defer the Windows upgrade? If you faced any problems do share with us in the comments section below.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.