Join Martin Guidry for an in-depth discussion in this video Reset this PC, part of Windows 10 Administration.
- In this section, we're going to talk about resetting a Windows 10 PC that's been corrupted. The reset will get the machine back into it's original configuration when we first installed Windows. And then allow us to do a restore of our documents. Off the Start menu, I'll go to settings, I'll got to the Update and Security area. And in the left hand menu, Recovery. And I see the interface for Reset this PC, the only button is Get started, I'll click on that, I have two options: Keep my files, or Remove everything.
If I go to Keep my files, it's going to let me know what applications will be removed. So the following applications will be removed, however, it will keep all of my files. I can cancel that. I'll hit Get started again, and this time I'll choose Remove everything. This is going to remove all of my applications, and potentially all of my files. I can choose to remove files only from the drive where Windows is installed, or from all of the drives that I have.
I have to option to clean the drives, which if you have a virus or other type of malware is a good idea, to go ahead and remove the files and clean the drive. And then when you're ready to go, you would click Reset. Don't do this unless you really want to reset your PC to the original state, and this is typically something you wouldn't do unless Windows had been corrupted in some way. And again this probably is something you don't want to do, unless you have a recent backup.
After you reset the PC you could restore your documents from that backup. But I'm going to go ahead and click Cancel, and I suggest you do the same.
Martin first reviews the various editions of both the desktop and mobile versions of Windows 10. This section covers the special features included with the Enterprise edition, and the hardware requirements for some of the new Windows 10 features. Martin also explains installing and updating drivers and configuring and optimizing the OS, including system properties and power options. Then it's a deep dive into Group Policy, including working with local groups, configuring preferences, and troubleshooting Group Policy. Martin also looks at Windows security—authentication and encryption—as well as the boot process, and concludes the course with a brief look at virtualization, networking, and backup and recovery.
- Understanding the different versions of Windows 10
- Installing and updating drivers
- Administering multitasking
- Working with Windows Group Policy
- Adding domain users and accounts to a Windows 10 PC
- Administering BitLocker and EFS
- Understanding the boot process
- Installing Client Hyper-V for Windows virtualization
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Backing up and restoring Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10