Windows 10 has assorted ways to perform a System Restore. In this movie, I'll show you how to do a Windows Refresh from within Windows.
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- [Voiceover] If Windows 10 gives you problems, you can try to refresh, reset or restore it to get it back working correctly again. Refreshing your PC fixes software problems by reinstalling the operating system while preserving the user data, user accounts and other important settings. In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to recover Windows by performing a system refresh from within Windows, using the settings panel. You can also perform this refresh on boot. This would be the case if you can't boot into Windows.
That way you can still refresh it. So, to refresh from within Windows, click the Windows icon in the tray. Choose Settings. And then the Update and Security icon. Click or tap on Recovery. And then, click on the Get Started button right under the Reset this PC. If prompted to insert media, you'll need to insert your Windows 10 installation media, or your recovery drive to continue. In this case, I don't need to do that, but I'm going to go ahead and choose Keep my files.
If you have any apps that will be removed, then review this list and click on the Next button, when you're ready. And then click or tap on the Reset button here to begin the refresh. Refreshing Windows 10 will now start. This is going to take a while to finish and your PC will restart a few times during the process. So, when the process has finished, go ahead and sign in to Windows 10. Each user that signs in for the first time after the refresh will go through this first start up again before seeing their desktop.
Now, when the refresh has finished, Windows 10 will place a Windows dot old folder in the root directory of the Windows drive that contains a copy of the previous Windows 10 installation. This will serve as your back up. Also, you'll see a list of removed apps that will be saved on your desktop to a removed apps dot html file, right there. So, there you have it. You've successful restored Windows 10.
Note: The course maps to the Manage Updates and Recovery domain from the Configuring Windows Devices exam (70-697).
- Configuring system restore points
- Completing a system restore
- Performing a Windows refresh or reset
- Creating a system image
- Working with Windows Recovery Environment
- Configuring File History
- Recording files
- Configuring and managing updates