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Use a sys­tem im­age If you don’t want to re­set Win­dows at this time but think you might want to in the fu­ture, it’s worth cre­at­ing a backup of your sys­tem now in case it de­vel­ops a fault in the fu­ture. This takes a copy of your files, set­tings and ap­pli­ca­tions at this spe­cific point in time. If you’ve just got your com­puter the way you want it, this is a handy way of be­ing able to get back to that point at any time in the fu­ture.

In the Start menu, type ‘backup’. Click File His­tory and wait for it to load. Click ‘Sys­tem im­age backup’ at the bot­tom, then ‘Cre­ate a sys­tem im­age’ from the menu on the left. You’ll be given a choice of where to place this sys­tem im­age: on a hard disk, op­ti­cal drive or net­work. When you’ve se­lected a drive, click Next and then Start backup.

To use your sys­tem im­age, re­turn to the ‘Re­set this PC’ menu we were us­ing be­fore. This time, click Restart now un­der Ad­vanced start-up. When your PC restarts, you’ll be given the op­tion to re­in­stall Win­dows from the sys­tem im­age you created. This is prob­a­bly the best op­tion, as it puts Win­dows into a state you were happy with at one point in time.

This op­tion will re­move any files created af­ter the sys­tem im­age was made, so make sure you back up your PC first.

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