Useful Tips to Refresh, Reset, or Restore Your PC

By: Brooke M. Perry


Is your Windows PC misbehaving or becoming erratic in performing even simpler computing tasks? After a certain years of service, technical woes become unavoidable in case of computers. Numerous troubleshooting tips and tricks have been made available online, yet when it comes to actually identifying the source of a technical glitch, it is easier to be said than actually getting done.

The most proven and effective ways of tackling majority of Windows issues are System Refresh, System Reset and System Restore. Maximum computer’s software issues occur because of the operating system (OS) errors. So, it pays dividend if you learn the tips to refresh, reset, or restore your Windows. This will help you to perform non risky self-troubleshooting with your PC while there is no professional technical support at your reach.

Restoring Your PC

Windows Restore is basically a System Restore feature integrated in Windows 8 OS. System restore will allow you to take your computer back to a previous state. Understand this under a hypothetical condition when your system has got crashed and you are sure to lose the data of the document over which you were working when the mishap actually happened. But you surely don’t want this crash to corrupt all other data stored on your PC. In such a condition if you perform system restore then your system will get back to its previous state, when the windows hadn’t crashed. By restoring the PC you will undo the recent system changes but you will save a large chunk of data as System Restore doesn’t change your personal files.

To restore your PC to an earlier point in time perform the following steps: (Note all the steps are in reference to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1)

If you are using a tablet, just swipe in towards the left edge of the screen and this will bring a panel towards right side.
Tap on the ‘Search ‘icon on the panel, this will open the Search box
In the Search box, enter ‘Control Panel’
The search result will show up the ‘Control Panel,’ tap on it to open it
The ‘Control Panel’ will have its own search box. Type ‘Recovery’ in the ‘Control Panel’ search box.
Click on the ‘Open System Restore’ link to open the ‘System Restore’ box
Now, just follow the instruction of wizard to get your Windows restored.

Refreshing your PC

System Refresh is another effective tool that can fix your Windows issues. This feature will reinstall the Windows 8 onto your computer and will keep your personal files and settings as it is. Not just the files and settings but it will also keep your pre-installed and self installed apps as it is in the PC. Just that refreshing will update your Windows and make it stronger against online and offline security threats.

To refresh your system, perform the following steps:

Swipe from the right side of the screen towards the left side
Now click/tap on ‘Settings’ and then on “Change PC Settings”
Under the drop menu of PC settings, click on ‘Update and recovery’
Next, from the drop menu select ‘Recovery’
This will bring on three options
Refresh your PC without affecting your files
Remove everything and reinstall Windows
Advance Start up
Click on ‘Refresh your PC without affecting your files’ and then click on ‘Get started’
Then simply follow the instructions of the wizard to initiate the system refresh process.

Resetting the Computer

Resetting is more or less similar to System refresh; but unlike system refresh, resetting will delete all your files, settings and apps (except the pre-installed apps) in the process of Windows re-installing. It is recommended to go for System resetting when your PC appears to be highly faulty.

The steps to reset the Windows are similar to that of Refreshing, with some minor changes, which are explained below:

Swipe from the right side of the screen towards the left side
Now click/tap on ‘Settings’ and then on “Change PC Settings”
Under the drop menu of PC settings, click on ‘Update and recovery’
Next, from the drop menu select ‘Recovery’
This will bring on three options
Refresh your PC without affecting your files
Remove everything and reinstall the Windows
Advance Start up
Click on ‘Remove everything and reinstalls Windows and then click on ‘Get started’
Then simply follow the instructions of the wizard to initiate the system refresh process.

In situations where you fail to detect the actual cause of a technical glitch on your computer, Restore, Refresh and Reset apply as three basic ways of troubleshooting the Windows issues. Hence, it is recommended that all computer users must learn these steps to perform some self-troubleshooting at the time of need.



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Hi! I am Brook M. Perry, a prolific blog writer and keen author of articles related to online tablet support and solution for issues related to computers and mobile devices. Being associated with the reputed best pc tuneup service provider Qresolve www.qresolve.com/online-computer-support.html

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