Two modes of system repair tool have been added to windows 8, and these are recognized as Refresh and Reset. It is used to perform repair and recovery actions. Whenever you find numerous system problems in windows 8 and unable to access these in simple way, use both repair tools to reset your computer.
Difference between Reset and Refresh in windows 8 PC
- System Refresh is used to fix window 8 unwanted fatal errors and try to back in previous modes, but there is no effect on your windows 8 and personal files.
- System Reset is recognized as harder action. when it is used on your windows 8 then entire saved settings and system files will be deleted and turn back like first screen of windows 8 Installation.
How to use Refresh in Windows 8
- Press shortcut (Windows Key + C ) to launch Charms bar.
- Click on settings button in charms tab.
- Now click on More PC settings button from underneath.
- Now PC Settings window is displaying several settings menu in drop down lists .
- Here Click on General options.
- Click on Get Started button in General Options and select Refresh Your PC without affecting Your Files.
- Insert Windows 8 bootable disc in Optical drive and hit Next button.
- Now Process of Refreshing Windows 8 PC will start.
- After few minutes , your windows 8 will come across refresh process.
- As soon as Refresh Process of windows 8 will complete, your computer will display fresh windows screen.
Suppose your windows 8 PC does not solve earlier problems by refresh tool, then you can try to another tool Reset your PC.
How to perform Reset Your PC in windows 8 -
Reset your PC is used to perform complete restore of your windows 8. It is not only changes complete system configuration, but also restore it without deleting partition and format.
- Open PC settings Window and Click on More PC settings in Charms bar panel.
- Click on this link Get started in Reset your PC option.
- Just new window is showing - Reset Your PC and Click on Next button.
- Next window asks to select hard disk partition, So best option for you to choose is - Only the drive where windows is installed.
- A next window is coming with both cleanup actions – Thoroughly or Quickly.
This action allows you to delete entire data from hard disk . if you run it, then recovery is not possible by recovery procedure.
This action is used to remove only stored files and installed software.
Best idea for you is to select quickly to run normal reset of windows 8 without more hurdles.
- Now your Windows 8 will restart and process of reset will be started. It will be finished in few minutes according to system performances.
- If Process of reset Windows 8 will complete , next window will request you to insert valid Product Key ( 25 digit key ). Click on Next button. If you have not kept product Key this time click on Skip.
- New window is showing license terms and Accept it. Now Windows 8 is loading, and you will get personalize window. Here, follow instructions one by one and enter PC name . Click on Next Button.
- And now windows 8 will show fresh desktop screen in front of you.
- Log on Windows account and access fresh windows 8 with smile…..