Reinstall Windows 10 Computer problems? Give your machine a fresh start with these reinstallation tips
We reveal the tips and techniques that will make your next Windows reinstall go as smoothly as possible, with a little help from Nick Peers
Traditionally, we’ve suggested you reinstall Windows once every couple of years or so. It’s tempting to leave things longer, but the fact is your PC accumulates clutter that even the most zealous cleaning regime can’t keep on top of. And as time drags on, your install starts to feel its age, with major updates like the recently released Fall Creators Update unable to fix underlying problems or inject fresh speed into your system.
There’s something wonderful about booting up a recently reinstalled PC – no more sluggish performance, erratic behaviour or clutter. But there’s often a downside: you forget those carefully crafted program settings that need re-establishing from scratch – with no memory of how you did it. And what about your data? How can you ensure that doesn’t get affected by the reinstall process?
This is where we come in. This feature isn’t simply about performing a desultory backup before wiping your drive and starting again – instead, we’ll show you how to preserve every part of your old setup, so you can restore it (without the clutter) after you’ve reinstalled Windows. We’ll reveal how to move data and other key files so they’re no longer affected by future reinstalls, and – of course – we’ll step you through the entire reinstall process itself.
You’ll end up with a computer that’s as fresh as a daisy, plus you’ll learn a streamlined method you can refer to the next time you come to reinstall Windows, transforming a process that traditionally takes a weekend into one you can perform in just a few hours. Let’s get started…