GEEK SQUEAKS – Defining Refresh, Reset and Restore In Windows 8.1

The hardest part about using a computer is learning the language or jargon that is used. Learn the language and the rest comes easy!

Windows 8.1 is no exception. For example, did you know if you are having problems with your Windows 8 computer you can perform either a refresh, a reset or a restore? You can, but what does each of those terms mean in helping you resolve a specific problem?

Each term has a specific purpose that if not selected properly for the nature of your problem, could result in you losing personal files (such as your pictures, documents, movies, music, etc…). All the more reason that you backup those personal files.

So what does Refresh, Reset and Restore mean in Windows 8.1?

Refreshing your PC reinstalls Windows and keeps your personal files and settings. It also keeps the apps that came with your PC and the apps you installed from the Windows Store.

Resetting your PC reinstalls Windows but deletes your files, settings, and apps—except for the apps that came with your PC.

Restoring your PC is a way to undo recent system changes you’ve made.

To learn more about and how to get to these settings (of Refresh, Reset and Restore) in Windows 8.1, go right straight to the Microsoft Repair & Recovery site [HERE] .

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2 Responses to GEEK SQUEAKS – Defining Refresh, Reset and Restore In Windows 8.1

  1. Bill Mullins says:

    Rick,

    Love the new format! Very cool.

    • Ramblinrick says:

      Bill,

      I am so glad to hear from you… Thank you for recently featuring Geek Squeaks on Tech Thoughts Daily Net News.

      I have been experimenting with different formats and it is good to hear from someone (that cares) to give input. I am actually enjoying this format thus far; due, it keeps me up-to-date on what is going on out there. Blogging has changed somewhat since the time you got me started in this…

      We had a lot of snow thus far this winter. At one point I woke up one snowy morning, looked out, and thought I was in your neck of the woods. Again, real nice to hear from you Bill…

      Rick

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