How to return Windows 10 to its original condition while maintaining the personal files without
C release of the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft acquired two new recovery options in case of problems: the first one (Refresh) allows you to return the system to its original state without affecting personal files, whereas the second option (Reset) is opposite to the first and reinstalls the system from scratch, thereby removing all user data.
A year after the appearance of «eight» of these functions migrated to version 8.1. Of course, given their relevance, Refresh, and Reset have become part of the new Windows 10, which unlike the two previous versions they United under one button. However, both functions work in the same direction, i.e. you can either «refresh» the system, keep your files or completely reinstall, removing everything.
In fact, in 10-ke there is another recovery option that is intended to return to the previous version of the operating system that you upgraded to Windows 10, but about this feature, we’ll talk another time.
Today you will learn how to install Windows 10 with saving personal files; we will also illustrate the process of resetting and removing files and reinstall the system. Both of these recovery options, we will start out functioning operating system. And to help those of you who have the system for some reason is not loaded, will be described and the method of reset, saving files using the recovery environment (you can log into it you will need either a recovery disk or installation media, so keep that in mind).
So, let’s start.
Returning the computer to its original state saving files
Open the Settings app (see «5 ways to open the Settings window in Windows 10») and go to «Update & security» -> «Restore». In the section «to Return the computer to its original state» , click «Start».
You will see a window with action selection. Since our objective is to «refresh» the system and keeps your personal files, choose the first option: «Keep my files».
Will begin training.
Next, the system will show a list of apps that will be lost in the recovery process. In our example, there is only Google Chrome because it is the only third-party program installed on the test machine.
On the next screen you will see the effects of this option – read carefully and click «Reset».
The computer will reboot.
Then you will see the next stage, and after will begin the process of returning to its original state.
The process is not long, but its duration depends mainly on the speed of the computer, so be patient. When the first stage finishes, the computer restarts and starts the process of installation of drivers, system components and settings.
Then some more settings…
…and your computer is ready to use. The system will be like new, without the previously installed programs (a file with a list of apps that are deleted during recovery, you will find on the desktop) and settings, but all your files will remain intact.
Returning the computer to its original state without saving the file
Open the menu «Settings», go to «Update & security» -> «Recovery», under «to Return the computer to its original state» , press «Start».
Select «Delete all files».
Please note that unlike the option of saving files, in this case along with your files, programmes and settings will also be deleted user accounts.
The computer will reboot and begin the reset process. All subsequent stages will be similar to those described when performing return the computer to its original state save files, ie the main work of the system will do it without your help. Your participation will be required only at the very end to do some settings and create a new, or enter data already existing account.
Returning the computer to its original state without affecting personal files when the system is not loaded
Connect the system recovery disk or installation disk and run the system with it. (If necessary, set your computer boot from removable media). If neither one nor the other you do not, grab a flash drive and go to the familiar, to create a system recovery disk (the computer your friend must be running Windows 8, 8.1 or 10).
At the beginning of booting when the screen displays the message Press any key to boot from…, press any key to boot was made with a previously connected drive.
After booting you see the install Windows screen. Select the desired language and click «Next».
Then click «system Restore».
Your next steps: «Diagnostics»…
…»To return the computer to its original state»…
…«Save my files».
Select your account.
If prompted, enter the password.
Further, after the reboot, start the return process.
That’s about it. I hope this article will help you.