Fix: Action Center Broken After Windows 10 Update

If you’ve recently installed Windows 10 updates or upgraded to the latest Windows 10 build then you may find certain components of your Windows 10 broken. We’ve recently encountered an issue with Action Center where after applying the latest updates or upgrading to the latest build many users reported Action Center being broken. This issue is most likely caused by the latest featured being implemented into Action Center which results in a broken Action Center.

It is common for such issues to occur when applying or install latest upgrades but are usually fixed with time when MS releases patches or KB fixes.

Method 1: Killing Windows Explorer Task

Restarting the Windows Explorer task from the Task Manager solves this problem. But keep in mind that this will work as long as you don’t restart your computer. Once you restart, you have to repeat this process to keep your Action Center in working condition.

  1. Hold Windows key and press R
  2. Type taskmgr and press Enter
  3. Locate Windows Explorer (under Windows Processes) and right click it
  4. Select Restart

Now your Action Center should work fine until the next restart.

Method 2: Relocate Taskbar

  1. Press and Hold the left mouse button on the Taskbar
  2. Drag your mouse to one of the screen edges
  3. Release the button where you want to relocate your Taskbar

Now if you click on the Action Center, it should work. You can repeat the above process to drag the taskbar back to its original position if you want (Action Center will still work).

Note: If you cant move the taskbar then it may be locked. Right click the taskbar and uncheck Lock the taskbar

Method 3: Restart your Computer

In some cases simply restarting the computer solves the problem as well. Try restarting your computer and check the Action Center again.

Method 4: Turn Off Transparency Effects

If you have set Action Center to be transparent then go to Settings -> Personalization -> Colors. And Turn Off Transparent Start, Task Bar and Action Center.

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Fix: Action Center Broken After Windows 10 Update

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