The activation error in Windows 10 TP showed that the OS still has some way to go before it can be considered a final product. Of course, most users can’t really complain about the bugs, since they signed up expecting this. Nonethless, while the activation error and the People app crashing issue might be brushed aside as minor nuisances, there are undoubtedly some more serious problems present in the Technical Preview, too. For some users, the biggest problem after updating to the recent TP versions is the recurring Windows 10 black screen. This screen shows up in place of the login screen, preventing users from seeing anything unless they are skilled enough to negotiate through the login blindly and reach the desktop.
A few hours ago, Microsoft has released a patch for the Windows 10 black screen problem. However, if you are in a hurry and really want to log on to your computer, there is a quicker and more intuitive way as well.
Steps To Bypass The Windows 10 Black Screen
- You will need to have an external keyboard for this method to work, which shouldn’t be a problem since the Windows 10 black screen has been reported to occur almost exclusively on computers. Make sure this keyboard is attached to the device and is in running condition.
- Once the Windows 10 black screen is encountered, wait for it to pass. If it persists, hit the CTRL key.
- No need to look at the screen, since you won’t see any change there just yet. Start typing in your Windows user account’s password.
- Press the Enter key.
Your desktop should now load up, after the black screen has dissolved. This is a very quick solution, and we can certainly see a lot of users getting used to it.
If you aren’t one for half measures though, there is a more permanent solution offered by Microsoft as well. If you are running Windows 10 TP version 10061 (which throws this error the most often), head to the link at the end of this post and apply the newly released fix for the Windows 10 black screen. If you want to download this update via your device though, you will still need to follow the above steps.
Of course, the problem is likely to be fixed in the next Windows 10 TP update, but for anyone who is stuck with the blank screen right now, the above solution can prove to be a lifesaver.