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.