MINI WORK­SHOP

Re­set a Win­dows 10 PC

Web User - - Weekend Project -

1 If Win­dows 10 is al­ready run­ning on your re­cently ac­quired PC and you can’t be both­ered to go through the has­sle of a clean in­stall, there is another op­tion: re­set the op­er­at­ing sys­tem. This will wipe ev­ery­thing and give you a fresh copy of Win­dows. Go to Set­tings, Up­date & Se­cu­rity and click Re­cov­ery. 1

2 The op­tion to ‘Re­set this PC’ ap­pears. Click the ‘Get started’ but­ton 1 and a new win­dow pops up, of­fer­ing you the choice to ‘Keep my files’ 2 or ‘Re­move ev­ery­thing’. 3 Se­lect the lat­ter op­tion. This will re­move any per­sonal files on the PC, as well as non-stan­dard apps and set­tings.

3 You’ll now be given the choice to ‘Just re­move my files’ 1 or ‘Re­move files and clean the drive’. 2 You could opt for the first choice, but it’s bet­ter and more se­cure to just wipe ev­ery­thing and start over. Click the Re­set but­ton on the fi­nal screen and wait for the soft­ware to do its work.

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