1.    08 Dec 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    How to factory reset without losing windows 10?

    I have factory reset once before with windows 10 and it let me keep windows 10 when I did it. But now I want to do it again but it is showing me a notice that if i reset, I will go back to windows 7. Is there a way I can factory reset my pc while still keeping windows 10?

    Also I have another question but I don't want to make another thread about it. In games such as cs go, why is my game freezing for no reason? About every 30 sec - 1 min, i freeze for about 5-10 seconds. Between the freezes, i get split second freezes. This is really annoying me. Anybody know how to fix? I am getting a constant 200 fps and 10 ping
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  2.    10 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,797
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, factory reset = have the PC restored to the state it was in when you bought it (as far as what's on the disk is concerned!).

    If you bought it with Win 7, it will revert to Win 7, assuming you still have the relevant partition on your disk. Everything else on the disk will be lost. Repeat, everything.

    You may wish to consider an in-place repair install which allows you to keep everything, and completely refreshes Windows.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    Alternatively, you can clean install Win 10, and it will automatically register since you have it installed already. That will only affect the partition on which you have Win 10 installed, but you will lose all programs installed and all settings you have configured, and you will lose all personal data on that partition.

    Hope that helps.
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