‘Reset’ your PC to make it faster
I got so fed up with my HP Pavilion DV6 laptop (which I upgraded to Windows 10) that I just wanted to sledgehammer it and buy a new one. But I decided to give it one last chance.
First, I would like to point out that I had tried all the Ccleaners of this world and to be honest my personal experience is that they don’t help a slowing PC in the slightest, and certainly not mine. I decided that as I don’t really need all the years of software installs on my laptop I would do a Windows 10 reset, but keep the data files.
I clicked the ‘Reset your PC’ button (instructions at www.snipca.com/26005, see screenshot) and let Windows 10 go on its way. I didn’t hold much hope for my ageing laptop, so this was the last-chance saloon. An hour or so later Windows 10 had reinstalled itself and – wow! – it was like I had a new out-of-the-shop laptop.
The Edge browser and web pages now load in split-seconds, instead of grinding away for a minute or so. I also noticed that all the drivers for the graphics card and sound card were up to date, and Windows 10 now loads in under a minute. Matt Kinsey