How to quickly access Windows 10 Reset feature

Reset Windows is a feature of Windows 10 which allows you to choose whether to keep your files or remove them, and then reinstall Windows. In this article, we will see how to access it quickly without browsing through the Settings app pages.


Features like Reset & Refresh in Windows 10 are located in Settings -> Update & Recovery -> Recovery. Windows 10 default reset access

But instead of using Settings, you can do the following:

  1. Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard.
  2. Type the following in the Run box:
    systemreset

run systemreset This will launch Reset Windows option for you directly. Windows 10 instant reset PC

The executable file "systemreset.exe" is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, so that's why you can access it directly. You can create a shortcut to that file and access it faster with one click later.

Here is some information about what will happen if you choose one of the Reset Windows options.
Keep files
If you pick this option in Reset, it will

  1. keep your personal files,
  2. remove all installed apps and drivers,
  3. remove changes you made to settings,
  4. then it will reinstall Windows 10.

The Remove everything option does the following:

  1. Removes all your personal files.
  2. Removes all installed apps and drivers.
  3. Removes changes you made to settings.
  4. Reinstalls Windows 10

The first option is useful when Windows 10 is damaged and has became unusable. The second option is good when you are going to sell or give away your PC along with the operating system.

That's it.

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