The Working of System Restore and Factory Reset in Windows 10
Whether you have upgraded to Windows 10 or you are planning to upgrade to Windows 10, one thing you have to keep in mind always that you must have an easy way to have a backup and restore your data. The options of System Restore and Factory Reset have been included in Windows 10 and are functioning well superior when compared to Windows 8 or 8.1.
No Room Recovery Partition
The designers of Windows 10 are too confident that they haven’t provided any recovery partition in the package of tools for Restore, Refresh and Reset. But in the previous version you may find such recovery image in the form of invisible disk partition, which will restore the Windows. This could considerably save the disk space upto 6GB. This alteration will be helpful for those users of Windows OS who are in short of disk space. But this won’t be suitable as Recovery Partition is the closest alternative to initiate installation media. But in Windows 10, Reset and Restore tools can subsequently solve a vast range of problems with the OS.
Utilizing System Restore in Windows 10
When you face any problems with your OS, the first thing that we look is the restore points and if any one of them corresponds to the time when Windows started to create problems, then we will be depending on System Restore Tool to reestablish the settings. For that you have to open Start>> Settings and there you may find a search box. In that you have to type Create a Restore Point. Select the matching result and then you have to pick up the drive that you want to utilize to save your restore point. Then you have to select Configure>> Turn on System Protection. This will initiate the System Restore functionality. Now you to tap on OK Button and in the main window you have to tap on Create…, inorder to make restore point and then you have to give it a name.These will result in making the Restore Point by the System Protection Software. You have the option to enter a date in the System Restore option, by which the system get restored to the state of that date. It means, for instance you have downloaded and installed an application after the date, that you have given in the tool, then when your system gets restored you will eventually loss the particular software. This could help you in avowing certain particular apps that created problem and forced to have System Restore by saving all the applications that runs smoothly.But there may be situations like you are able to get back to a saved restore point but is not able to load into Windows 10. You can make use of the option Advanced Startup. By using this you are able to boot into Windows 10 by utilizing a recovery drive or Windows 10 Installation media. For this you have to select Troubleshoot>> Advanced Options>> System Restore in Advanced Startup. There you have to continue to work with wizard to search and apply Restore Point. This thus makes the System Restore the most swift but less reliable method to solve the problem with Windows 10.
Refresh Windows 10 PC
If restoring your system doesn’t solve the problems that you have confronted, then you may have to Refresh your PC. This will take back your system to an earlier stage similar to what you have purchased or to the state of initial installation of Windows 10. The difference comes when in this process you are allowed to hold-on your credential information. All you have to do is to open Start>>Settings>> Update & Security. From there you have to tap on Recovery, There you will find the option of Reset This PC, and you have to click on the option Get Started and also on Keep My Files. Once you are done, you have to wait until the process is being finished. The time may depend on the number of apps that you have installed. This option comes in handy of you ever feel that your lap runs slow or at times you find that your OS crashes down often and you don’t have enough time to back-up your personal files and folders.
Reset Windows 10
The option to turn Windows 10 to its best is to reset it. This will take back the system to its old stage and keep it fresh just like the time when you purchased the device. If you want to continue with Reset, then you may have to duplicate your personal data in advance to prevent its loss. Inorder to initiate the Reset process, you have to click and open Get Started and from there you have to select the option of Remove Everything. The users can either of the two options here. One says Just Remove My Files, which will remove the files and provide you with the option of quick reset. Another option says Remove Files and Clean the Drive, which will take some time to finish the process. This will be useful when you are going to sell your PC and want to wipe out everything personal.
When the process is completed, you can get back the PC as if you purchased it new. You may have to re-establish your account and reinstate your data. You can have access to this option from Advanced Mode Screen even when you are not allowed to boot from Windows 10. All you have to do is to go to Troubleshoot>> Reset this PC. There you will find options as discussed above.
Comparing the options with that of Windows 8
Windows 8 users upgraded to Windows 10 may find the Restore and Reset options just as similar to those in Windows 8. But even in this similarity, if multiple drives are connected then the vulnerability of deleting the entire data on system drive is still there. This feature is similar to that of both faces of the coin, which can be sometimes a boon but sometimes a bane.