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Reset Windows 10 version 1803 without losing the personal files

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If you notice After install windows 10 April 2018 update PC is causing problems or performance is getting worse and worse. That cause you can use Reset this PC option to refresh your Windows 10 PC without losing his personal files. This can also be a good method of troubleshooting – if a driver issue or other software bug is causing issues with your PC, a factory reset will quite often solve the issue, allowing you to carry on working without the expense and hassle of getting it repaired. Here’s how to use the “Refresh /Reset Windows 10 version 1803 without losing the personal files.

Note: Using the refresh tool will remove all the apps that don’t come standard with the operating system. This means that apps included by your manufacturers, such as drivers, support apps, and other apps will be removed too.

Also Backup/note down your windows and office product key, Digital license, digitally downloaded content, and various other digital entitlement for certain applications.

Refresh Windows 10 version 1803 from Settings menu

Open the Windows settings ( windows + I ) and then click on the option “Update and Security”. Now you click on the tab “Recovery” . Here Under “Reset this PC”, option Click on Get started as shown image below.

Reset this PC get started
Reset this PC get started

Afterward, you have the possibility to choose from two options . Microsoft describes the option as follows:

  • If your PC is not working properly, it may be helpful to reset it. You can choose whether to keep or remove personal files and then reinstall Windows.
  • Keep my files: Removes apps and settings, but keeps personal files.
Keep my files
Keep my files

To refresh you choose the first option. This is called “keep my files”. Click on the option and on next screen this will display the list of third-party apps you have installed will be removed during the reset process. Its better note down all installed apps, you can install them later.

Your apps will be removed
Your apps will be removed

When you click on next windows will Display Ready to Reset this PC.

Read the notes carefully, Reset will: Remove all apps and programs ( which you manually installed after windows 10 installation or upgrade ). Default, prebuild apps will keep there.

Also this will change windows settings back to their default settings.

And this will Reinstall windows without removing your Personal files.

Ready to reset this PC
Ready to reset this PC

When you click on Reset this will Restart windows. you just sit back and relax, let Windows do it’s things, after some time, you’ll be presented with a nice clean install or fresh install of Windows 10. Easy, right?

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