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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-07-30 #10

    Hello Scott,

    Good point. If it's an OEM PC with a factory recovery partition, then yes a reset could use it to restore say Windows 8.1.

    In this situation, then yeah it would be best to reinstall with Windows 10 installation media instead.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro
       2015-07-31 #11

    Does the Reset wipe partitions too?

    I moved all my important things (music, docs, movie, etc) to another partition which dual boots Ubuntu alongside Win10
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-07-31 #12

    Hello underskyzx,

    Reset will only affect the Windows partition. You may have to move your folders again afterwards though to have them link to the other drive again.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2015-08-02 #13

    So I want to do a full reset, No real reason other then I want to free up space and have already backed up everything I cared about. When I go to do the reset (I have windows 10 from the free upgrade if it matters). It says "This wont take long" then it says "There was a problem Resetting your PC" and under that it says "No changes were made". How can I get past this?

    Edit: I was able to do a reset in which I keep my files but I would like to do a full reset.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-02 #14

    Hello darthjawafett, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since a reset basically gives you a clean install, you could do a direct clean install below instead if you like since resetting is failing for you.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2015-08-02 #15

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello darthjawafett, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Since a reset basically gives you a clean install, you could do a direct clean install below instead if you like since resetting is failing for you.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
    Attempting this right now. Went to reddit too and they suggested the same solution based on what I wanted so with two different sources telling me the same thing I'm trying it. Thanks for the help.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-02 #16

    You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       2015-08-05 #17

    hello, i have a question.
    If i use reset PC feature, will i have to reactivate my windows 10, or it will be activated automatically ?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,390
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2015-08-05 #18

    kriwillysme said: View Post
    hello, i have a question.
    If i use reset PC feature, will i have to reactivate my windows 10, or it will be activated automatically ?
    Hello kriwillysme, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Yes, Windows 10 will remain activated after a reset.
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10
       2015-08-06 #19

    Just want to make sure, if I go with option two and click remove files and clean drive in step 7, is that the same thing as a clean install, but easier I guess.
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