Starting with Windows 8, we got two more goodies to play around with: Windows Refresh and Windows Reset.
It’s great to have all of these options, but it can be confusing to know which one to use in which scenarios.
If Refresh fails or doesn't solve your problems, these troubleshooting tips should help you fix things. The Problem: You have a computer that you no longer need and you figure cash will be more useful, so you decide to sell it.
However, whether you’ve only used it for five days or five years, there’s some personal information on there that you don’t want the buyer seeing.
Windows Refresh is similar to reinstalling the entire Windows system, except it won’t delete any of your personal files.
— but no matter what you do, the malware sticks around.If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to grab your Windows installation disc and run it.It should detect that Windows is already installed and offer you the option of Repairing the system.There is one downside to Windows Refresh, however, and that’s the fact that it will uninstall all of the programs you installed (Modern apps will stay preserved) and install any programs that came with your system that you may have uninstalled at some point.One small consolation: Windows Refresh will save a list of all uninstalled programs to your desktop so you can go back and install them manually.Without access to Windows, you don’t know how to run any of the Restore, Refresh, or Reset procedures. When you shut down, your computer doesn't actually shut down normally - it performs a sort of limited "hibernate" that stores a state....This menu lets you run Refresh and Reset without actually booting up the operating system.Usually it is enabled when you've purchased a new system, but after running updates, installing system tools or running any other list of tasks that...once a day and dedicating enough system space to store several of them at any given time.However, depending on how often you make changes to your system, a weekly or monthly schedule might work as well.In case System Restore isn’t working It sucks to be constantly bombarded by computer-related threats, whether they’re spyware, malware, viruses, keyloggers, or whatever else.