How to: Perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10


In the event that you have been running Windows 10 for some time and you might want perform clean or you intend to reuse a PC (giveaway to a companion, good cause or exchange), you should utilize the Reset this PC work.

Beforehand we took a gander at utilizing the Recovery Drive work which gives similar capacities yet it is planned more for circumstances where your PC probably won’t be working or on the off chance that you need to reinstall Windows 10 on another hard plate. On the off chance that your Windows 10 PC is working fine and dandy, the Reset this PC work is all that you need as a rule. In this article we take a look at using it to perform a clean install.


Note: No item key is required when utilizing the Recovery Drive to reinstall Windows 10. When the recuperation drive is made on a PC that is as of now enacted, everything ought to be alright.

To discover your Activation Status: Click Start > Settings > Update and security > Activation

Click Start > Settings (or press Windows key + I) > click Update and security

Click Recovery then click Get Started under Reset this PC

Since they are performing a clean install, I will be selecting the option Remove everything, if you don’t want to do that, you can click Keep my files

Reset offers two types of clean installs:

Just remove my files – this option is quicker and recommended if you just want a fresh start and you plan to keep the computer.

Remove files and clean the drive – if you plan to giveaway or resell your computer, this option ensures the computer is cleaned properly. Its takes a bit longer, but it is recommended if you plan to no longer use this computer.

Since I will be using this computer, I will choose the first option.

Click Reset to begin

Windows 10 will restart

Preparing to perform a reset

Resetting – this might take some time depending on the amount of data

Windows will check the drive for errors and fix them.

Windows 10 performs a clean install again

Out of Box Experience (OOBE)

The Out of Box Experience assist with personlizing your Windows experience such as creating a user account, connect to a wireless network and adjust privacy settings.

Choose your country, language, keyboard layout and time zone then click Next

Read and accept the End User License Agreement

If you want to customize your privacy settings, you can do so now. Please note, you can always do this after setup (Start > Settings > Privacy). For now, lets use Use Express settings

Wait while Windows 10 restarts

Don’t be alarmed, this is just temporary

Setup your username, password and a hint then click Next

This too shall pass

There you have it, a perfect installation of Windows

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