Reset Windows 10

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by maxama123, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. maxama123

    maxama123 MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    I've been reading about how to "reset" Windows 10.

    My question is will I have to then re-download all my windows updates if I do reset my windows?

    I don't want to do this unless i have too. OR should i wait for a Windows 10 Creators Updated ISO next month and do a fresh install?

    What would you do...? :confused:
     
  2. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    #2 DioNZB, Mar 21, 2017
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    Windows 10 has only 3 updates
    whats the matter

    Settings --> recovery -->
    go to Reset This PC
    Press "Get started"
     
  3. maxama123

    maxama123 MDL Member

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    Im getting a few problems with my computer. Best if I reset. I'm assuming I won't have to re download all my windows updates as I have limited download data.
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    only one CU update proberly
     
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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Wrong, Reset as the name implies, reverts the system to fresh install state, so updates will be needed.
     
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  6. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Probably as always the current Servicing Stack, CU and Flash Security, not sure about the upgrade compatibility one (KB3150513).
     
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  7. maxama123

    maxama123 MDL Member

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  8. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    It sounds like it, but since things don’t always go according to personal interpretation, only someone who has actually tried t can tell you, and even the author of the article doesn't seem to have done so in practice. Don’t rely on opinions.

    However, resetting will certainly remove your installed apps. I’d consider re-installing these much more of a bother than letting WUs run on their own.

    Least drastic is using a System Restore Point, so see if your earliest one will do the trick.