Windows 10 Tutorials 32 – Recovery

Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

An overview of the three power plans available for computers in the latest version of Windows.

Similar to the Backup option, the Recovery section in Settings provides a bunch of simplified settings. However, there are a couple of extra features here, handy for when things go wrong.

And better yet, these tasks are logical linked together in this panel.

Recovery choices for when things go wrong
Recovery choices for when things go wrong

Here’s an overview of all three options:

Refresh your PC without affecting your files, as the name suggests is like push button rest. If you encounter a problem with your computer (performance related or otherwise) you can initiate a fast process that wipes Windows out and reinstalls it in a factory fresh condition.

This basically saves you the process of mucking around with installation media, setup discs and USB drives, and more importantly it does not take as long to finish as previous versions of the OS.

And amazingly, it retains all your personal data, settings and Metro apps (but not the traditional desktop software programs) and reapplies them to Windows after it is reinstalled.

Remove everything and reinstall Windows does exactly what’s listed above, the only difference being it deletes all your personal data and apps, giving you Windows in a brand new, day-one condition. Everything on the PC hard drive is deleted with this option, so make sure you safely back your data first.

Advanced setup is for when things go wrong and you want to start up via device or disc. This option also provides the ability to change Windows startup settings or restore Windows from a system image.

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2 thoughts on “Windows 10 Tutorials 32 – Recovery”

  1. Hope this is better than the Windows 8 one. I lost a lot of files after a bad windows 8 update –don’t remember exactly which one – and all my work documents were lost. Luckily I had some of them on my backup PC, otherwise I would have been in a huge mess.

  2. I don’t know, if I had to press the refresh button I would still be a bit worried about losing my data and probably save it before.


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