WHY DON"T THE GAMES LOAD?
I just updated my Windows 10 to version 1703, and now none of my games will load. Why not?
What browser are you using, barleygirl. Someone else I know is having a problem with Edge and the games ever since she downloaded that update. It has something to do with the flash player. I’ve been stalling on updating because of what seems to be a lot of problems. I’ll see if I can get one of my tech friends to comment. In the meantime, try using a different browser. Chrome should work.
Hi, barleygirl–yes, the Creator’s Update can really do a number on some computers. Lizzie818 is right that Chrome should work, but I suggest that if you have Chrome installed already that you uninstall it and then reinstall it. If you like using other browsers and are having problems with them, please post and I’ll give you some suggestions about getting them to work.
It is not the creator version of the upgrade; it is the generation of Intel you have on your computer. Read this article and read the comments.
Just switch your browser over to Chrome when you want to play some of the games and back to microsoft Edge for your other browsing needs. Hope this helps.
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@mistermom , I wish I could use chrome. Chrome does not play the games well for me. I read on the Microsoft site that they took Flash off of Edge. I had to re install IE but even that was not as good as Edge. And I’ve had this laptop for several years. Nothing is different except for the Creators Update.
Mistermom, you are right up to a certain (minimal) point–older processors do have a problem with the Creators Update, and as Win10 major updates are released, this will probably be a continuing issue. But the article you linked to refers to Atom processors, and there are precious few desktops (and laptops) that use them that would have been able to install Win10 in the first place.
The Creators Update had issues to start with; that’s why Microsoft stopped distributing it for a period and just recently began pushing it out again. There may be some issues still, and it does install a little differently on each system, but for the most part, kinks have been worked out.
As far as playing games, Flash is the major culprit at the moment. Adobe is ending Flash support and most browsers have or are ending support for Flash. Chrome, Opera, Edge, and the lastest IE versions have Flash built-in, but it has to be enabled to run (except for Chrome–it is automatically configured to run).
So don’t automatically blame the Creators Update for all problems. There are several great improvements in the background with the update, and almost all other issues can be figured out with a little troubleshooting.
@trekky , If you are working in IE you are not as protected as if you are in Edge. Go back to Edge and remove the Creators Update. Here is what you need to do. Windows Update Troubleshooter
If you’re having problems with Windows Update, make sure you’re connected to the Internet, and then download and run the Windows Update Troubleshooter for your version of Windows.
Download troubleshooter for Windows 10
Download troubleshooter for Windows 7 and Windows 8
After the troubleshooter is done, try running Windows Update again and install any available updates.
Fix Windows Update Errors
If you can’t get there from this post just go to your search bar in your browser and type in…problems with windows 10 upgrade and it will show up there. If your computer is old it probably will still work better in Edge without the upgrade and it will be safer for your browser and computer. Hope this helps.
@mistermom , I’ve been planning on that. I am a procrarstinator and disabled, so I have certain priorities. I started once but it says it takes a while to do the uninstall. My next day that I am going to try it is tomorrow.
Will let you know how it goes LOL.
Trekky, before you uninstall the Creators Update, read my post below.
@trekky , Oh OK! I did my upgrade just before I went to bed and I think that is probably when you will be doing your uninstall. Looking forward to hearing about your progress. We are all procrastinators. Stay sweet >3
There is in reality little in Microsoft Edge that makes one’s Internet experience “safer” than using Internet Explorer. As long as one is using at lease IE10 (and IE11 is included in the Win10 installation), the only thing Edge has that IE doesn’t is the fact that it is totally redesigned and is incorporated into the Win10 system (specifically, Cortana). Edge is not any safer to use than Internet Explorer. Microsoft just wants everyone to think that it is.
There probably won’t be an IE12 as Microsoft is concentrating on Edge now, But that’s what a good antivirus program is for.
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07.19.17 1:39 AM