How to report Windows 10 bugs to Microsoft?

Did you encounter an error on Windows 10 or found a bug? Help Microsoft improve its new OS by reporting the bug to Microsoft. Learn how to report Windows 10 bugs.

Microsoft has changed the way you can report bugs on Windows 10 preview. Now, you need to use the Windows Feedback app on your Windows 10 computer to report any bugs or give feedbacks to Microsoft.

To report bugs, follow the steps below:

1. Login to your Windows 10 system

2. Click on the Start button

3. In the search box, type "Windows Feedback"

4. Click on "Windows Feedback" app that appears in search results.

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5. When the Feedback app launches, select a category from the left and then select a sub-category.

6. The app will display all existing feedbacks and bug reports. Browse through them and check if the bug you are planning to report is already reported by someone else.

If it is already reported, you can click on it and submit more details or specific details of your issue. Click the button "Me too" to tell Microsoft that you too have encountered this bug or have the same feedback.

7. If your bug is not reported already, click on the "New Feedback" button in the bottom.

8. Type your bug report/feedback in detail. Do not provide any personal information since your bug reports will be public. If you like to include a screenshot of any error, you can click on the "Screenshot" button in the screen. When you click on the button, it will minimize the app, allowing you to navigate to other screens and click on the camera button to capture the screen.

Submit feedback on Windows 10

When you are ready to give the feedback, click the "Send" button to submit it to Microsoft.

By giving your feedback on various Windows 10 features, you can be part of Microsoft's efforts to build a great OS.

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Author: Bhakti Savla06 Oct 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Kudos to the author for explaining the detailed steps for reporting Windows 10 bugs to Microsoft. Since, it is the build phase for Windows 10, many technical experts all over the world would start exploring this latest Microsoft OS. With new bugs identified for Windows 10 Technical Preview, users will be encouraged to share their Windows 10 feedback with Microsoft. This article shall go a long way in making it easier for any one to provide their valuable feedback about Windows 10 OS to Microsoft by reporting bugs in a timely manner.

Guest Author: John05 May 2015

Can someone post this bug about windows 10 Pro Insider Preview? I can't create VPN connection with applications like teamviewer, it was working on the previous version, after upgrading to Pro Insider, it doesn't work anymore.

Guest Author: Steve13 May 2015

Major problem: the bug report I want to send is the fact that my start menu does not open up AT ALL anymore, no matter what I try. Build 10074.

Guest Author: Ray30 May 2015

I am using Advanced Systems Care Ultlimate 8. When installed on this version of Windows 10, the "Toolbox" section remains empty. You have no options. I reinstalled it three times. It works for the first time, then won't work. It works in 7 and 8 with no issues.

Guest Author: gilbert durant10 Aug 2015

I loaded Win 10 upgrade and after all was done, I lost my wife's and my grandsons' sites and only mine was left.

Guest Author: gilbert durant10 Aug 2015

I use up to date thunderbird email. The problem is every time I go to send an email, the address book I set to personal address book is reset back to all address books - this started after installing Win 10 update! What should I do?

Guest Author: marty22 Aug 2015

Yes, same problem with the start menu and search - won't open at all. Worked fine for first two days after the free upgrade, but now won't open at all. It has been several weeks and right now I wished I did not upgrade at all!

Guest Author: Forrest Skinner10 Sep 2015

This error shows to be in a file called: SME3YQY6.LOG in regards to Windows 10. Please explain how to resolve this.

Windows : 10.0.10240.0 (Win32NT)
Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.42000
System.Deployment.dll : built by: NETFXREL2
clr.dll : built by: NETFXREL2STAGE
dfdll.dll : built by: NETFXREL2
dfshim.dll : 10.0.10240.16384 (th1.150709-1700)

Deployment url : file:///C:/Users/Forrest/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start%20Menu/Programs/Startup/Amazon%20Cloud%20Drive.appref-ms%7C

Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
* Activation of C:\Users\Forrest\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Amazon Cloud Drive.appref-ms| resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ Shortcut format is not valid.

No transaction error was detected.

There were no warnings during this operation.

* [9/10/2015 7:11:50 PM] : Activation of C:\Users\Forrest\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Amazon Cloud Drive.appref-ms| has started.

Following errors were detected during this operation.
* [9/10/2015 7:11:51 PM] System.Deployment.Application.DeploymentException (InvalidShortcut)
- Shortcut format is not valid.
- Source: System.Deployment
- Stack trace:
at System.Deployment.Application.ShellExposure.ParseAppShortcut(String shortcutFile, DefinitionIdentity& subId, Uri& providerUri)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ProcessOrFollowShortcut(String shortcutFile, String& errorPageUrl, TempFile& deployFile)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)

No transaction information is available.

Guest Author: Eter23 Nov 2015

Well isn't this hilarious. My entire desktop just disappeared. The start button does not work and there is no way I can alert them to the issue. Unless of course, I restart, the OS fixes itself and I no longer have any reason to bother, but let's face it... I'm lazy. It's pretty weird that my browser even works, considering before it went down, it refused to show my internet access. My browser is literally the only thing that works and that's Chrome.

Guest Author: James Ermis27 Mar 2017

I am having trouble with Windows 10. No brightness control any where. When I log out of my screen and then back in the brightness goes to bright and I can not see anything. I have the turn the computer off and on several times until it resets. It needs fixing.

Guest Author: Adrian17 Oct 2017

The result of Step 3 is "No results found for 'Windows Feedback'."

Guest Author: Gurdev Singh07 Oct 2020

My Windows is having a special type of bug. If I open a program it gets opened very quickly in Task Manager but takes about 15 seconds to load on my screen. Earlier this wasn't an issue because it quickly gets on my screen.
Please help me to fix this issue. I also updated my Windows, even optional updates are installed.

Guest Author: Artemy Vysotsky21 Mar 2021

MS just ignores my bug report. So what good is in this feature?

Author: Peter Groft07 Sep 2022 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

To help us investigate the issue, you can contact our team within the app. Reproduce the problem you are having then just tap: Settings > Help & Feedback > Contact Support.

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