Windows 8 Reset, Refresh Options Clean OS Crud

Tagged: Microsoft Windows 8, Reset, Software
Source: informationweek - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 41 weeks ago

"We've built two new features in Windows 8 that can help you get your PCs back to a 'good' state when they're not working their best, or back to the 'factory state' when you're about to give them to someone else or decommission them," said Desmond Lee, a Windows program manager. Hitting the Reset button will remove all personal data, apps, and settings from a PC, and will reinstall Windows from scratch. Activating the Refresh mode also reinstalls Windows, but preserves the user's personal data, most settings, and Metro-style apps. Third-party apps need to be reinstalled because "we do not want to reinstall 'bad' apps," said Lee."



Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
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I'll be picking up a notebook this summer for university and if Windows 8 releases in the fall, I'm hoping Microsoft will do that free upgrade promotion like they did for 7.

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5401

I like it, really looking forward to Win8 :)

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Tivon's picture
Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

Didn't windows xp have a safe nondestructive reinstall option of windows that was like this?

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