Windows 10: Windows 10 does away with the reinstallation headaches

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  1. Posts : 13,430
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       17 Mar 2015 #1

    Windows 10 does away with the reinstallation headaches


    How many times has this happened to you? You’re forced to “refresh” Windows with a clean install—and then you wait, and wait, and wait while numerous updates download, install, and bring your PC up to date.

    Good news, according to Microsoft—that nightmare is over.

    Microsoft said Monday that Windows 10's installation process will offer improvements over Windows 8 in two ways: If the PC can support it, Windows 10 installs in a compressed state, saving a small but important amount of disk space. And even more significantly, if you do need to reinstall, Windows 10 recovers using runtime system files that builds the new operating system from files that are already in place. And you can create your own recovery disk!
    Windows 10 does away with the reinstallation headaches | PCWorld
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    Win 10 64bit with AU
       17 Mar 2015 #2

    Sounds very good to me.
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  3.    17 Mar 2015 #3

    Interesting.. what if you have a hardware failure that makes you re-install the OS.. can you use this restore file?? I know.. no idea yet but just wondering out loud.
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  4.    17 Mar 2015 #4

    Sounds like a good idea. Hope it works like MS wants it too.
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  5.    17 Mar 2015 #5

    Winuser said: View Post
    Sounds like a good idea. Hope it works like MS wants it too.
    I do as well.. could save me and others time.
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       17 Mar 2015 #6

    Sounds cloud based, that only way it work and have a clean if you get a virus.
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  8.    17 Mar 2015 #8

    You can do the same in 8.1 when you create your custom refresh image.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
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  9.    18 Mar 2015 #9

    whs said: View Post
    You can do the same in 8.1 when you create your custom refresh image.

    Refresh Windows 8 - Create and Use Custom Recovery Image
    But with 10 you don't need to create a custom image, it does it internally or externally from the Cloud like Groze said. Naturally you'd need an image if the system wouldn't boot up at all, just like 8.1 or any OS really.
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  10.    18 Mar 2015 #10

    Lee said: View Post
    Never. . .
    Never say never, everyone said Microsoft wouldn't be able to get an OS to run on all the different devices, yet here we are nearly there.
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