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How to restore, refresh or reset in Windows 8.1 PC

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OK, Now all of you have switch your PC to all new Windows 8.1 operating system. As you know even this fresh PC may end up with some sort of problems. Here all things you need to know about how to restore, refresh or reset in Windows 8.1 PC

How to restore, refresh or reset in Windows 8.1 PCThe restore, refresh or reset tools within Windows help you to get back your system to smooth working mode. The selection of these tools depends upon the problem you have encountered within your system.

  • The restore option helps you to take back you to the recent change that you have made within your system.
  • The refresh option will reinstall the Windows and keep files, apps from windows store and those are coming with PC and settings.
  • Finally the reset option reinstall the Windows at the same time it wash out whole applications.

How to restore your Windows 8.1 PC

You can choose restore option whenever your Windows 8.1 PC encountered with a problem just after the installation of a driver or application. The restoring will help you to return back to previous stage, won’t cause loss of personal files or settings. Restoring will only remove the driver or application that causes the problem.

Windows automatically create a restore point within your system through each updation. You can also create the restore point within Windows, will help you to return the system to the stage you wish to see.

How to restore your Windows 8.1 PC

  • Goto start screen and search for recovery.
  • Select recovery.
  • Hit on system restore and follow the options.

Windows 8.1 will also help you to restore your personal files separately through file history . File history automatically back your files from libraries, contacts and from SkyDrive. It help you to keep your favorite files even with the loss of original file.

How to restore personal files with file history

  • Goto start screen and click on drop down menu within the bottom of the screen.
  • Select PC settings.
  • Click on update and recovery, select file history and make sure it is in on mode.
  • Search for restore files with file history.
  • Select right drive, better to use external drive.
  • Follow the instructions.

How to refresh your Windows 8.1 PC

You can refresh your Windows 8.1 PC whenever it is not performed well. Refreshing in Windows won’t cause loss of personal files. The application you have installed from Windows are and those are coming with PC remains same, but applications installed from internet and other sources get removed while refreshing¬† your PC. You will also asked for to insert the Windows CD during the operation.

How to refresh your Windows 8.1 PC

  • Goto start screen and click on drop down menu at the bottom of the screen.
  • Select PC settings.
  • Follow update and recovery then recovery.
  • Hit on refresh your PC.

How to reset your Windows 8.1 PC

The resetting option within Windows 8.1 help you to recycle your PC. After resetting your personal files get deleted, settings will reset and applications other than those are coming with PC will be removed. You can select erasing of data in quick or throughout mode.

Why you need to reset your PC

Sometimes the uninstallation of a harmful application from your PC won’t work properly. It remains within the core of Windows and act like a virus, this causes to slow down your system. Also the presence of two different operating system or two different versions of Windows causes some booting problems. It is because of some errors within any of operating system. In these situations there is no other way than resenting your PC.

How to reset your Windows 8.1 PC

  • Goto start screen and click on drop down menu.
  • Select PC settings.
  • Hit on recovery from Update and recovery.
  • Click on remove everything and reinstall Windows.
  • Follow instructions.

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