Windows 10: restore/refresh

  1.    23 Mar 2018 #1

    restore/refresh


    Perhaps a very obvious question but I don't know the difference: how does "refresh computer" differ from going back to a given restore point?
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  2.    23 Mar 2018 #2

    A simple explanation; restore uses restore points if enabled to restore the computer to a certain point in time before a specific issue was encountered. A refresh or reset, set up the computer (reinstall OS) as it was installed originally with 2 options; first option is to keep all your personal data or 2nd option is to wipe the drive and reset (reinstall OS) with no personal data saved.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       23 Mar 2018 #3

    Hello Pogo, :)

    When you refresh Windows, it will basically reset Windows back to default while keeping your accounts and personal file.

    Refresh Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Doing a system restore using a restore point will restore Windows to how it was when the restore point was created.

    System Restore Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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