Windows 10 Creators Update brings a hidden System Reset feature

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

It can be quite depressing to see your once powerful, efficient beast of a system slowing down and having difficulties with tasks that were once a walk in the park. There are several factors that lead to such a situation, but you can expect Windows running machines to act like this after having the OS cluster junk for a long time. If you manage to get infected with a threat, the problem is that much bigger.

Until now, Windows 10 users had the luxury of performing a system reset. What once required DVDs or USB drives can now be done from the operating system’s own Settings courtesy of Windows 10. To be precise, the system reset feature can be found in the Update and Recovery section of your Windows 10 Settings. Once there, you can look for the Reset this PC option and wipe your system’s slate clean.

You can perform a complete wipe which will leave nothing behind but a fresh, clean, OS, but it’s not the only way to go. If you prefer, you can also choose to keep your files and data after the system reset, although it’s not going to be so efficient since what’s causing your PC to be sluggish is within the things you installed or downloaded onto it.

While checking out the latest Preview build in the Creators Update, it was discovered that by running the Run command systemreset-cleanpc, users could have access to an option called Clean up and Update this PC. This would delete all software except Windows components, update the OS and also keep your files.

The uncertainty lies with whether this option will be added as a third choice to the Reset menu, or if it will completely replace the other two currently existing options.

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