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Reset my PC advice please

  sam123 10:51 17 May 2020

A few months back I performed a clean install of Windows 10 with a downloaded version. Not sure how this effects the reset option. Would the clean install have overwritten what was already there, or will it take me back to factory settings if I use it, which I don't want. Grateful for any help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:19 17 May 2020

there are various reset options within windows

  1. reset and keep files

  2. reset without keeping files

both reset the system to the version as installed and updates will then be installed afterwards.

Reset to factory conditions is reliant on having an image stored in a separate partition and is done outside of windows using third party software maybe built into the machine as with some laptops.

Another means of resetting is done by using third party software such as Acronis or Macrium Reflect to make images and then restoring the images at a later date.

Unless you have an image then reset within windows will take you back to the time you did the clean install.

  sam123 11:24 17 May 2020

Thank you Fruit Bat. Just what I wanted to know.

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