How to Give your Windows 8 PC a Clean Start with PC Refresh?
Windows 8 comes with many new features and has become quite popular within a short period. The moment you install Windows 8 on your computer, there are chances of it being not stable. The same had happened with the previous versions as well. That is the time when cleanup is required to give it a fresh start.
In this blog, you will get to know the utility of the PC Refresh feature and how it brings back the speed and stability of the computer. You can also learn how to make PC Refresh (and Reset) work if you receive a common error message. However, you should know that there is a huge difference between a PC Refresh and PC Reset. The use of a PC Reset is to restore your PC to factory settings. Using it, all your data and files will get deleted. On the other hand, a PC Refresh will only bring back the speed and stability of the computer and not delete your personal files.
However, it is essential to use a PC Reset if your computer is badly infected or you are planning to sell it.
Why a refresh is valuable?
You cannot stop your Windows system from slowing down with time. This is bound to happen because of its daily use, installation of various programs, and the remains of these programs and files in temp directories will make your PC slow. Thus, it is important to give a clean start to your PC when it gets infected and corrupted. To give a clean start to your PC, you need to use the Windows 8 feature that lets you Refresh or Reset your windows 8.
How will you refresh your Windows 8 computer?
If you refresh your Windows 8 system, it will restore your computer without erasing any of your files, data or apps. There are a few steps you need to follow to refresh your Windows 8 PC.
- Firstly, go to the Settings, then Update and then click on Recovery.
- Then comes the Metro Control Panel. Go to PC Settings and select General, then go down to Refresh Your PC without damaging any files.
- Click on Get Started or go to the desktop and select the Power User Menu and then select Control Panel. Then click on the Recovery button.
- Then either choose the Refresh or reset button of your computer and select the “Get Started” button located under the Refresh button.
The process will start and take about 30 minutes, but the time can be different for different systems. After the refresh is complete, you’ll need to configure your system to get everything back in place.
If the above-given suggestions do not come useful, you can always get in touch with the windows support team and solve your issues.