Most Common Complaints and Errors in Windows 8
Other than the fact that Windows 8 has the fastest startup in all the Windows versions, there is less argument to support why you should go for Windows 8 rather than any previous version. Well, one can be that it’s a step forward and all the latest Windows services and applications will be made specifically for Windows 8, while being compatible with the others. But the things about Windows 8 that gets people really going on about it are the errors and Microsoft activation codes by DLS Soft complaints. In fact, there are Windows 8 dedicated forums all over the internet where users complain about this error and that.
However, everything has a solution. A list of common Windows user issues and error messages has been compiled and how they can be resolved.
1. Common User Issues
Common user issues have become a topic of debate on Windows 8 forums. These issues include things we normally do on our computers such as synchronizing our smart phones, sharing files on mail, and multiple others. Additionally, there are situations in which we insert a USB in its respective drive but it goes unrecognizable or Windows is not activated etc. While these errors are quite infamous and known for popping up at the most inopportune time, they can be dealt with. There are solutions.
· Mobile Phone Not Synching
More often than not, when you try to sync your mobile phone with your Windows 8, it’ll prompt you to connect your phone even though it’s already connected. To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
Uninstall all the software associated with your mobile phone. For instance, if you use a Windows Phone, uninstall Windows Phone 8 App, Windows Desktop Phone Desktop App, and Zune. The next step is to unplug your mobile phone and reboot the system. It’s then required that you shutdown the system and restart your phone. Plug your phone back into the computer and turn it on. The final step is to install Windows Phone 8 and sync.
· Can’t Share Photos on Mail
These messages can normally appear when your photos or files fail to attach and send. To resolve the error, check whether your internet connection is working properly. If it is, then verify that the files you are trying to attach and send do not exceed the size limit of your email server. If the problem still persists, then you can close your email server, disconnect the internet connection, and then connect it back again.
· Can’t Recognize USB Device
It’s never easy getting your USB device plugged-in with the first try. Even if you do, you can encounter this error as it is more like a common feature in Windows 8 now. This error occurs because your Windows 8 has failed to predict the device. If your USB device is working properly in other systems, then you can troubleshoot this problem by following the steps below:
o Unplug the USB device and wait for 30 seconds, then plug it in again in a different USB port.
o If the error reoccurs, reboot your PC while keeping the USB device plugged in
o Still unable to resolve error? Get an appropriate driver package.
· System Can’t Find the Path Specified
This error is normally in the form, ‘could not enable file history.’ What does this mean? There has been a failure in data substantiating via the backup solution in Windows 8 File History. In simple words, your Windows 8 is unable to detect the backup drive required to seal files in. In order to resolve this issue, follow these steps:
o Check whether the backup drive is connected and able to be viewed in your system.
o Check whether the backup drive has the folder named ‘FileHistory’. If there’s no folder bearing that name, create one.