1.    6 Days Ago #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 241
    win7 and ubuntu

    recovery options, reset versus reinstall from dvd?


    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...covery-options

    If the SFC /scannow comes back good. what good will reset the pc accomplish?
    How does a complete fresh install fix things if SFC is ok?

    I dont understand if the system files are ok, is it configuration files that are the issue?
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  2.    6 Days Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,992
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    First, what is 'reset'?

    From the tutorial:
    Reset Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
    Keep my files
    • This is to refresh Windows 10.
    • Reinstalls Windows 10 and keeps your personal files.
    • Removes apps and drivers you installed.
    • Removes changes you made to settings.
    • Removes any apps your PC manufacturer installed. (If your PC came with Windows 10, apps from your PC manufacturer will be reinstalled.)
    Remove everything
    • This is to reset Windows 10.
    • Reinstalls Windows 10 and removes all your personal files.
    • Removes apps and drivers you installed.
    • Removes changes you made to settings.
    • Removes any apps your PC manufacturer installed. (If your PC came with Windows 10, apps from your PC manufacturer will be reinstalled.)
    • If you're planning to donate, recycle, or sell your PC, use this option and choose to fully clean the drive. This might take an hour or two, but it makes it harder for other people to recover files you've removed.

    This reinstalls Windows, with the two options, including by definition, removing all installed programs.
    That's quite different to simply checking and correcting where possible your system files vs those in a repository on your disk.

    Second- the Registry:
    Reinstall- you get a completely new registry; SFC doesn't repair the registry.

    There are so many areas which SFC doesn't touch- drivers, installed programs and conflicts, possible disk problems and corruption affecting files SFC doesn't check.....

    Just because SFC passes does not and cannot guarantee Windows will run smoothly.
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