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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freeze Crash Problem Solved Here

Updated on Jun 15, 2018 by Jean to Partition Manager

We collect altogher 8 solutions to fix Windows 10 anniversary update version 1607 freeze, crash and breaks down PC problems. Click in and apply them in practice.

Only two days after Microsoft released Windows 10 Anniversary Update (i.e. Windows 10 RS1 version 1607), a user posted a thread on Reddit saying Windows 10 fully freezes after anniversary update. How astonishing! Right after a second one, two...later hundreds of comments followed. This is the original post.

"Hi! Just updated my primary desktop. Everything went fine, no problems, but my whole system freezes after startup. After logging in everything works for like 20secs. After that if I only mouse over the Start area, taskbar, the black part simply, it freezes and I get a message that Microsoft Windows is not responding. After a couple of ninja startups and restarts I disabled every 3rd party program starting with windows. So it's not that. I am hopeless and can't afford to format this PC. Help me reddit, you're my only hope..."

8 solutions Provided by Experts to Fix Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freezes and Crashes PC Problems

From which we collect 8 solutions that tested to be the most effective and useful to help fix Windows 10 PCs freezing and crashing issue after installing Windows 10 anniversary update. They are provided by experienced users who encountered the same trouble and experts who are really good at solving such IT problems.

  • Solution 1. Enter Safe Mode to avoid crashes and freezes
  • Solution 2. Download anniversary update ISO files and try to upgrade again
  • Solution 3. Install .NET Framework 3.5 and C++ Redistributable Package
  • Solution 4. Run the sfc /scannow check
  • Solution 5. Disable Secure Boot from BIOS
  • Solution 6. Set the default save location to C partition
  • Solution 7. Disable AppXsvc using Registry Editor
  • Solution 8. Uninstall Windows 10 anniversary update and rollback to the previous build

One More Solution Here - Use Third-party Partition Manager to Extend System Partition

Assuming that you know nothing about how to enter Safe Mode, run disk check or use ISO image to do the upgrade or any methods mentioned above, then this solution is for you.

Installing Windows update takes some disk space, which is very likely to lead to low disk space warning in Windows 10. Running system on an insufficient system drive would surely make PC run slow. To be worse, PC freezes at startup, Windows 10 not responding or even crashes in seconds.

Use EaseUS partition magic software to expand the system partition if it is running short of space. It can help solve Windows 10 PC freezing problem caused by Windows 10 anniversary update effectively.

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 Windows 10 is supported

STEP 1. Download, install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on your Windows 10 PC.

STEP 2. Right click the partition that you want to carve up free space for the C: drive on the disk map, and choose "Resize/Move partition".

click resize move partition to extend system partition

STEP 3. Position the mouse pointer on the left partition handle. Drag the handle to the partition size you want when the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow.

create unallocated space behind c drive

STEP 4. Now you get free space right behind system partition (C drive). Position the mouse pointer on the right partition handle. Drag the handle to cover all free space until the handle can't move when the mouse pointer changes to a double-headed arrow.

extend system drive

Tips: Sometimes the unallocated space is on the left of the partition you want to extend, just drag the left partition handle leftwards to the size you expect.

STEP 5. Just click "Apply". You will increase C drive space.