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Normally Surfing the Internet will inevitably lead to a variety of system problems. Such as file corruption, malicious program attacks and so on. With this Windows can become sluggish, and beset with problems.  Or some times if you get hit with malware ransomware in particular or encounter major hardware problems, your only option might be to reinstall Windows.




Windows 10 Creators Update is the upcoming major update to Windows 10. It will add plenty of new features to the operating system and Clean up and update this PC ( a new Reset option. ) is one of them. Normally Windows 10 had only two reset options – Refresh/Keep my files and Reset/Remove everything. To reinstall Windows in case of windows get infected with malware,  ransomware in particular or encounter major hardware problems. From Settings > Update & recovery > Recovery. Click the Get started button under Reset this PC and you’ll have the option to keep your files (removes apps and settings only) or remove everything (a total fresh start).

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986, Microsoft introduced a third new system reset option named “Clean up and update this PC” On Upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update.

Note that this new “Cleanup” feature may be incomplete or still in development, and that’s probably why Microsoft didn’t add the option to the “Reset My PC” Settings user interface. If you wish to test this feature, it’s a good idea to do it in a virtual machine environment, or after creating a full image backup.

How To Use Clean up and update this PC Feature

To User This Feature On Creator Update or Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986  you need to execute a special command. First Press the Win+R to open the run window Here type the bellow command and enter.




systemreset -cleanpc 
Clean up and update this pc Feature

The system Reset screen will open as shown bellow image. Note this will applicable only Windows 10 Creator Update or Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14986.
clean up update on windows 10 creator update

Cleaning up your PC will do the following points

1. Remove all apps and programs installed on the system.

2. Change settings back to their defaults.

3. Update your PC to the latest version of Windows without removing your personal files.

This removes all of the apps, except those that come with Windows. And updates the OS to the latest version while leaving your personal files and data untouched. The process will, the message says, take 20 minutes or longer, depending on your PC.
Ready to Cleanup this Pc

While Running This tool Your personal files won’t be removed. Once you click the “Clean” button, the process will be started, and then your PC will restart automatically.




Credits for this go to Inside Windows blog.

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