Here is how you can reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your PC/Laptop using the cloud?
There are multiple reasons that a user falls into some serious Windows issues and after getting frustrated and difficult to find a relevant solution they opt for reset or reinstalling the Windows 10 OS. Well, Windows 10 users normally know that they have a reinstall option on their PC/Laptop, but unfortunately, some issues cause a failure in reinstalling too. With past versions of Windows 10, you were forced to reinstall Windows from your PC. Normally, that process should work fine, but if the local Windows image ever got damaged or corrupted, you’d be out of luck.
With Windows 10 May 2020 aka 2004 update, you can reinstall Windows from the cloud as an alternative to a local reinstallation. As this option downloads a fresh copy of Windows from the cloud, you don’t have to worry about reliability issues. So let’s take a look at how you can reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your PC/Laptop?
The cloud download option will reinstall the same build, version, and edition that you are using. There are a few great reasons to recover your computer from the cloud:
- Sometimes the installation is so damaged that Windows 10 will require the latest ISO.
- Very few people keep a backup of the most recent ISO, so you don’t need to update your Windows 10 ISO every major release.
- You don’t need to store a 5GB+ ISO file.
- You don’t need a thumb drive or high-capacity DVD to store the extracted ISO.
How to reset or reinstall Windows 10 on your PC/Laptop using the cloud?
- Go to Settings and then head to Update & Security.
- Select the setting for Recovery and then click the Get Started button below the Reset this option
- Select the option to Keep My Files, assuming you want to keep all your personal files
- Select the option for Cloud Download
- Confirm your settings and click Next
- Click Reset
- Done!! Windows will be reinstalled on your PC/Laptop
NOTE: After Windows has been reset, you’re placed at the Lock Screen and then the login screen where you can sign in to see your familiar desktop. You should also open the Removed Apps HTML file on the desktop to see which apps were lost and may need to be reinstalled
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