Microsoft Details Factory Reset And Refresh Features In Windows 8

Microsoft today detailed two new features in Windows 8, Refresh and Reset. Many people often find it hard to refresh their PC’s to their original state by losing the recovery disc and other issues. In Windows 8, there are two new features that will solve this problem,

  • Reset your PC – Remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows.
  • Refresh your PC – Keep all personal data, Metro style apps, and important settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows.

Microsoft also detailed the time required to do the above process,

Recovery operation

Time required

Refreshing the PC

8 minutes 22 seconds

Resetting the PC (quick)

6 minutes 12 seconds

Resetting the PC (thorough, with BitLocker enabled)

6 minutes 21 seconds

Resetting the PC (thorough, without BitLocker)

23 minutes 52 seconds

Impressive ! !

Read more at Building Windows 8 Blog.

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