Users who want to reinstall Windows 10 can do this soon by going online, Microsoft has revealed
The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build includes a new option when resetting your PC that connects to a cloud download from Windows.
Until now, anyone who wanted to reinstall Windows should have used an external copy of the software or opted to use a local copy, which is often already stored on a PC and therefore runs the risk of corruption or other errors .
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The new option is included as part of the "Reset this PC" menu in the Windows settings recovery section and installs the same build, version, and edition of Windows installed on the device. Previously Reset this PC used local files to build a new Windows installation of existing files.
This new cloud download option is available for all Windows 10 devices and differs from the "Recover from the cloud" feature that is available on some earlier Windows 10 devices. Microsoft says the new addition was inspired by users who say they would rather use their high-speed internet connection to speed up the reinstallation process by downloading only Windows.
The company adds that this will delete all apps installed on the device – and that if the "Delete All" option is selected, user data will also be deleted.
Microsoft hopes that the new release will further promote the introduction of the latest versions of Windows 10.
Recent figures from the company show that the rollout of the update for Windows 10 May 2019 has been accelerated quickly, with the upgrade now on 33 percent of Windows 10 machines – that number has tripled since the previous month.
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