Microsoft keeps on trying to make Windows 10 a more robust operating system by offering frequent updates with many inbuilt security and recovery tools. If you have a Windows machine and if you happen to face OS errors, Microsoft provides you all the needed support so that you need not take your PC or laptop to a service shop. You can fix most of the errors by reinstalling Windows from scratch all by yourself. Whether you are a home user or have this machine at your workplace doesn’t matter. You can independently do re-installation very easily.
To support at a core level, most OEM laptops offer a recovery button to reset Windows. But doing so will reset the system to factory default settings and all your data will be lost. You will not wish to lose your crucial data at any cost. So, it is recommended that you follow the following steps to reinstall windows 10 without losing your precious data.
Why do You Need to Reinstall Windows 10?
There are many reasons that may force you to reinstall windows 10 OS afresh. You may face any of these causes to take the last resort of reinstalling Windows.
- Recently a virus attack corrupted system files
- Apps are not running
- Windows 10 is not able to update itself
- A recent windows 10 update de-stabilized the OS
- Slow booting of your machine
- Start Menu is not functioning
- Not sure why the Windows is giving error messages.
|IMPORTANT: Although the methods mentioned to reinstall Windows 10 in this article will preserve your data still it is recommended to backup all the important data to any external drive.|
Methods to Reinstall Windows 10
I will explain two options to reinstall Windows OS. Both methods are safe and won’t delete your personal files.
Option-1 Reset PC from Windows Settings
The simplest of the two methods is resetting the PC or Laptop. This option will reinstall windows 10 while allowing you an option to keep all your personal files and data.
Open Settings and then click on recovery on the left sidebar. On the right side under the first option “Reset this PC” click on Get Started.
Next screen will ask you two options: “Keep My Files” and “Remove everything”. Choose the first option and click next. Now windows 10 will again inform you that all the settings and apps will be removed but your personal files will remain intact.
Click Next and windows will start installing and when the installation process completes the machine will automatically reboot.
Option-2 Reinstall windows 10 using media creation tool.
This is another method which will not only reinstall Windows but also keep all the apps, settings and data intact. So, this is much better option than the first one mentioned earlier. But here you need to download media creation tool.
Open Windows 10 download link and click on “Download Tool Now”.
Once the file is downloaded, click on the file and setup will begin.
Accept Microsoft terms and click “Accept”. In the next screen, select “Upgrade this PC Now” and click Next.
In the next windows 10 reinstall setup, click on the last option ” Change what you want” and press Install.
Now select the first option “Keep personal files and apps”.
After you press Next in the last windows screen windows 10 will begin to reinstall and it will restart a couple of times before the installation completes.
Now you have learned how to reinstall windows 10 in two ways. DO let us know which method works best for you and also share this piece of information with others.