Windows 10: Win10 Reet this PC or fresh start question

Discus and support Win10 Reet this PC or fresh start question in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; What does 'keep personal file, settings and apps' mean? To be more specific - I'd like to reset my pc. Fully. But would like the previous installation... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by WolfCRO, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. WolfCRO Win User

    Win10 Reet this PC or fresh start question


    What does 'keep personal file, settings and apps' mean?

    To be more specific - I'd like to reset my pc. Fully. But would like the previous installation to be moved to the windows.old folder, so that I can hand-pick files to move to the new installation. Does either Fresh Start or Reset this PC offer that functionality?

    Sorry for asking, would test myself in a virtual machine but am very short on time currently what with college and travelling :/

    :)
     
    WolfCRO, Mar 15, 2019
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  2. Fresh Start Question

    I recently found this option in Windows Defender called Fresh Start. I have a question about this option. Let's say i am on a insider's build. If i do a fresh start, will i go back to the previous stable build, or will i get a fresh install of the build
    i was on?
     
    Travis TúTrưởng, Mar 15, 2019
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  3. Question on "most used" list in Win10

    So I want to start fresh with my "most used" list in Win10 start menu. I was wondering if I remove an item from this list and end up using the particular item a lot in the future will it re-populate onto the list? I do not want to remove items and have
    them never be allowed to re-populate onto the list in the future.

    Thanks in advance,
     
    myomerta603, Mar 15, 2019
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  4. Win10 Reet this PC or fresh start question

    Windows 10 Fresh Start

    Hi thanks for posting your questions here, Let me go and try to help you out. To answer your questions, Windows will allow you to choose what kind of fresh start you want. If you just want to perform a
    Reset which will bring back your computer on it's default settings and re install your Windows without you doing it manually, you'll see an option to
    Keep My Files or Remove Everything. See the steps below.


    "If your PC isn't running well, resetting it might fix the problem. Resetting reinstalls Windows 10, but gives you the option to keep your files. Here are three ways to reset your PC:

    • Select the Start Windows logo Start button, then select Settings
      Gear-shaped Settings icon > Update & security
      Circular arrows Sync icon > Recovery. Under
      Reset this PC
      , select Get started.
    • Restart your PC to get to the sign-in screen, then press and hold down the
      Shift key while you select the Power
      Circle with line Power icon >
      Restart in the lower-right hand corner of the screen. After your computer restarts, select
      Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.
    • You can also use installation media to reset your PC. See
      Recovery options in Windows 10
      for detailed steps."

    You can as well access this link and run the tool below if you want to remove everything and start fresh.


    Hope that will help! Feel free to reply back if you needed more info.
     
    XboxGamer000143, Mar 15, 2019
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