Windows 10: Do I need an installation media to reset Windows 10?

  1.    29 Sep 2016 #1

    Do I need an installation media to reset Windows 10?


    Hey guys,

    My laptop came with windows 7 installed and last year I took the free update to windows 10, I want to clear everything of my laptop now, and I am just wondering if I reset the PC (Remove Everything Option) do I need a usb/cd to reinstall windows or will it just do it automatically?
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       29 Sep 2016 #2

    The 'Reset this PC' option in Settings - Backup & Restore - Recovery should be able to do this without the need for any install media. See this tutorial: Reset Windows 10

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