Windows 10: Refresh or Reset PC Solved

  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    Refresh or Reset PC


    Refresh or Reset Windows 10 removes files in Drive C. or only the partition where the Windows 10 OS is installed?
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  2. Posts : 20,797
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello poysanity,

    Both refresh and reset will only affect the Windows 10 partition.

    Refresh Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10
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  3.    21 Aug 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello poysanity,

    Both refresh and reset will only affect the Windows 10 partition.

    Refresh Windows 10

    Reset Windows 10
    thanks for this I did reset my PC and the drive D files were not deleted.
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  4. Posts : 20,797
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Aug 2015 #4

    You're most welcome.
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  5.    21 Aug 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    You're most welcome.
    oh 1 more thing. what's the difference of resetting my pc and performing a clean install? which is better
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  6. Posts : 20,797
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Aug 2015 #6

    The both pretty much give you a clean install of Windows, but....

    A reset will only affect the partition that Windows is on. If this is an OEM PC that came with Windows 10 preinstalled, then a reset would perform a factory reset to how it was out of the box again. This includes all OEM bloatware installed with Windows.

    A clean install is to basically wipe the drive Windows is installed on, and give you a clean install of Windows 10 without anything else installed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  7.    21 Aug 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    The both pretty much give you a clean install of Windows, but....

    A reset will only affect the partition that Windows is on. If this is an OEM PC that came with Windows 10 preinstalled, then a reset would perform a factory reset to how it was out of the box again. This includes all OEM bloatware installed with Windows.

    A clean install is to basically wipe the drive Windows is installed on, and give you a clean install of Windows 10 without anything else installed.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
    im running windows 8.1 before upgraded to windows 10 and I reset my PC. so clean install is still better than the reset I did?
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  8. Posts : 20,797
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Aug 2015 #8

    Good thing it wasn't an OEM PC that came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled, and still had the factory recovery partition. Otherwise, it may have reset to Windows 8.1.

    Better depends on what your needs are. I personally prefer a clean install myself.
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