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Step by step instructions to restore Windows 10

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Step by step instructions to restore Windows 10

Previously, a restart of the operating system of a computer involved a reinstallation, which in most cases meant the loss of all data and system settings. Luckily, it is now much easier to restore operating systems like Windows 10 . If Microsoft software creates problems, then a restore may be the solution. Thus, you should consider this option if your computer is very slow, the operating system crashes continuously, certain functions and applications work in a limited way, or if you intend to sell your laptop..

The options available to restore Windows 10 are many and varied . We show you the best three.

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  1. Restore Windows 10 without losing information
  2. Restore Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool
  3. Restore Windows 10 to factory settings (erasing personal data)

Restore Windows 10 without losing information

With this first option to restore Windows 10 to factory settings, all personal data is saved , but installed programs are deleted. The main requirement for restoring the operating system is that Windows 10 can be started properly. Restore can only be carried out through system settings..

  1. Open the start menu by clicking on the Windows symbol and select the settings via the wheel icon or the button with the same name.
  2. Now select the point? Update and security ?
  3. In the left menu bar you will find the button? Recovery ? If you click on it, a menu appears on the right.
  4. In? Reset this PC? click the button? Start ?
  5. Now two options are displayed:? Keep my files ? or? Remove everything ? Click? Keep my files ? so that all apps and settings are removed during Windows 10 restore, and personal files are preserved.
  6. Now a list appears with all the programs to be deleted. To confirm, click? Continue ? .
  7. The system then offers a summary. By clicking? Restore ? you confirm the order to restore Windows 10.
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It's just as easy to restore previous versions of Microsoft operating systems. In our guide on restoring Windows 8 we tell you how you can restore to factory settings in this previous edition of Windows.

Restore Windows 10 with Media Creation Tool

Another way to restore Windows 10 is by rebooting with the free Media Creation Tool, which is primarily used to prepare a bootable USB or other media for reinstalling the operating system. However, this tool can also restore the operating system, which is a good idea especially if you have tried unsuccessfully to repair and the operating system appears to be faulty..

  1. Download Media Creation Tool for free.
  2. Open the application and accept the user agreement by clicking? Continue ?.
  3. In the next step select? Update PC ? and click "Continue" again.
  4. Now the system automatically starts the download of the most current version of Windows 10. While it is downloading, you can continue using the computer.
  5. After the download is complete, the Media Creation Tool application asks if you want to reinstall Windows 10 completely or keep your personal data. A reinstallation means that the system is restored to factory settings, in which case personal data, profiles, and system settings will no longer be available after reinstallation.
advice

The Media Creation Tool application was designed, first of all, to create installation media. Of course, with the tool you can also restore previous versions such as Windows 7, but the ideal is to use the tool to create a bootable USB memory from which you can install Windows on any connected computer.

Restore Windows 10 to factory settings (erasing personal data)

With the option to restore Windows 10 to factory settings, the operating system returns to the original point where your computer or laptop was the day you started it for the first time. Thus , the manufacturer's applications are kept, but all other applications and programs installed by you , as well as personal data, are erased. The advantage of an operating system reset to its default settings is that it performs much better and usually returns to initial performance.

advice

If you want to save your data with the restoration to factory settings, you must make a backup beforehand.

  1. Open the start menu by clicking on the Windows symbol.
  2. Access the settings by clicking on the wheel symbol. Now a new window opens.
  3. Click on the option? Update and security ?
  4. Select in the left bar the item? Recovery ?.
  5. The selected point opens on the right. Click the button? Start ? in the column? Restore this PC ?.
  6. Choose ? Remove everything ?
  7. Now a list appears with all the data to be deleted. Please confirm this list by clicking? Continue ?.
  8. Finally a summary appears and with? Restore ? You confirm the order to restore Windows 10 to factory settings. Now you will enjoy a new operating system installation that works perfectly.

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