Windows 10 May 2019 Update

How to use Windows 10’s Cloud Download Recovery Feature?

Microsoft has been working very hard to provide an extraordinary experience to its loyal users through their new Windows 10 updates. In the race of effective operating systems, Windows has been feeling left out as iOS and Android are making dramatic changes in the industry. There are plenty of different new features that Microsoft has included in Windows 10, moreover, they are introducing various new features in the upcoming days.

And, one of the most talked-about features that Microsoft is going to include in Windows 10 is – Cloud Recovery feature. For Window 10’s cloud download recovery feature, Windows users are super excited and can’t wait to try it. But, before you go and try this new Windows 10 feature, we would like to highlight this feature in a better way.

Overview of Window 10’s Cloud Download Recovery Feature

In 2020, Windows 10 is getting a new feature that will allow users where they can download their operating systems from the cloud and increase the speed of a recovery process. This new cloud recovery or cloud reinstall feature is going to be very useful for Windows 10 users and will make the life of the user with the high-speed internet connection super simple. The feature first showed up in Build 14908, from 2016, and download the same build of Windows as the Media Creation Tool, with no sophisticated customization or differential downloading.

This feature of Windows is going to be far better than the traditional reinstall method. It is clear from the name that you can reinstall the copy of your Windows 10 operating system from the scratch using the image of your system stored in the cloud. This means if your PC stops working because of any reason, then you won’t require DVD, USB drive or any other kind of additional device to recover your entire system back. You can easily recover your operating system with the help of your internet connection.

The cloud download option will reinstall the same build, version, and edition, that is currently installed on your device. This new cloud download option is available to all Windows 10 devices and is different from the “Recover from the cloud” feature available on some earlier Windows 10 devices.

The current design of the cloud recovery feature is only working with the network set up that’s why it is an official Windows 10 system. Moreover, the cloud recovery method is going to be a more reliable way to reinstall your operating system as the entire process is going to depend on the speed of your internet connection and the hardware. For instance, the process of recovery can become faster if you are equipped with SSD storage.

How to Use Windows 10 Cloud Recovery Feature

Soon Windows 10 will make the cloud recovery feature available to all their users. So, if you are very excited about this feature and want to try this feature as soon as possible, then you can check out the simple steps to use Windows 10 cloud recovery feature instantly.

Note: This feature currently available for Windows 10 20H1 preview builds only, Which set release upcoming April 2020.

Step 1. Foremost, you have to open Settings on your Windows 10 computer and click on the Update & Security. Under this, head you will locate an option named Recovery and here just press on start.

Step 2. Once you have started the recovery process, then you will be awarded two options – keep on my files or remove everything option. However, now you will see one new option hereafter the introduction of a cloud recovery feature called ‘Cloud Download’. It will pop up next to the Local reinstall. So, when you click over the cloud download option, then Windows 10 will automatically connect with the Windows Update server using your high-speed internet connection and start the process of the fresh download.

Cloud Download

Windows Cloud recovery is a more reliable way to reinstall the OS, the entire process also depends on the speed of your internet connection and the hardware.

Microsoft is claiming this feature one of the safest and secure way to reinstall your operating system because along with initiating the reinstall, this feature checks numerous another status of the system as well, like –

  1. It will check and confirm that the device isn’t running low on the battery so that the recovery process won’t get interrupted in the middle.
  2. This feature will also make sure that whether the recovery environment is as per the plan or not.
  3. It is also going to scan the entire system to check what optional features and languages are installed in the system.

Moreover, all these tasks will be performed by Windows in the background to ensure that the reliability of the cloud recovery feature remains intact. Once all these functions are performed by the Windows 10 operating system in the background, then the download process will finally begin and your computer will automatically reboot to enter the Recovery screen.

Here, you need to note down one more fact that Windows 10 Cloud Recovery will even work when Windows 10 fails to boot itself. You will be able to trigger the cloud recovery in the recovery screen also which is highly useful if you are not able to login to Windows 10 Desktop and open Settings.

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Undoubtedly, this Window 10’s cloud download recovery feature is very useful and reliable to reinstall the operating system. Microsoft has numerous hopes from this new cloud recovery feature and we truly hope that this feature will be as great as it is sounding right now.

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