Micro Mart - - The 21 Things Killing Your Pc -

Fac­tory re­set Click the Start menu and type ‘re­set’. Click ‘Re­set this PC’ and the Re­set win­dow will open. If you’re en­coun­ter­ing prob­lems you didn’t have on Win­dows 7, 8 or 8.1 and you up­graded to Win­dows 10 less than a month ago, you can go back to your old OS. If you want to stay on Win­dows 10, click ‘Get started’ un­der ‘Re­set this PC’.

You’ll see a di­a­logue box that gives you three choices. Note that if you use any of these op­tions (bar the last one), you’ll lose the abil­ity to go back to Win­dows 7, 8 or 8.1 in fu­ture. We’ve ex­plained what each op­tion does be­low so you can choose the right one. Keep my files This set­ting will unin­stall all the pro­grams on your PC but won’t touch other files such as your doc­u­ments and set­tings. It will unin­stall pro­grams you down­loaded from the in­ter­net and in­stalled from discs, but when you re­turn, any apps you’ve in­stalled from the Win­dows Store will be re­in­stalled. This is a handy way to re­fresh your com­puter if it’s not run­ning prop­erly and you don’t want the has­sle of hav­ing to re­store your files.

Re­move ev­ery­thing Re­move ev­ery­thing does the same as above, but it also re­moves all your files. This is the best way to freshen up your PC with­out go­ing back to your old oper­at­ing sys­tem and acts like a clean in­stall of Win­dows 10. If your com­puter shipped with Win­dows 10, this op­tion keeps pro­grams that came in­stalled with your PC, so you won’t get a com­pletely clean slate.

Re­store fac­tory set­tings This op­tion is sim­i­lar to Re­move ev­ery­thing, but if your PC didn’t come with Win­dows 10, you’ll be down­graded back to Win­dows 8 or 8.1. You’ll lose all pro­grams, files and set­tings, but pro­grams that came with your PC will re­main.

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