How to enable new Reset this PC wizard design on Windows 11

Here are the steps to try an early preview of the visual refresh for Reset this PC on Windows 11.

Windows 11 new Reset This PC UI
Windows 11 new Reset This PC UI

On Windows 11 22H2, you can now enable an early preview of the updated visuals for the “Reset this PC” feature.

The Reset this PC feature continues to offer a way to wipe out the hard drive and reinstall Windows 11, keeping or removing your personal files, but the wizard is now getting updated to match the design language available throughout the operating system with mica material and support for the light and dark color modes.

If you want to start using the new design for the recovery feature before it’s officially available, you can use a third-party tool known as “ViVeTool” created by Rafael Rivera and Lucas on GitHub to enable the new experience on build 25231 and higher releases of Windows 11.

This guide will teach you the steps to enable the new Reset this PC dialog visuals on Windows 11.

Enable Reset this PC new interface on Windows 11

To enable the new Reset this PC interface on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open GitHub website.

  2. Download the file to enable the updated version of Reset this PC.

  3. Double-click the zip folder to open it with File Explorer.

  4. Click the Extract all button.

    Extract ViveTool files

  5. Click the Extract button.

  6. Copy the path to the folder.

  7. Open Start.

  8. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  9. Type the following command to navigate to the ViveTool folder and press Enter:

    cd c:\folder\path\ViveTool

    In the command, remember to change the path to the folder with your path.

  10. Type the following command to enable the new Reset this PC wizard design on Windows 11 and press Enter:

    vivetool /enable /id:41598133
    vivetool /enable /id:36390579
  11. Restart the computer.

Once you complete the steps, you will notice the new visual elements the next time you open the Reset this PC wizard.

If you change your mind, you can revert the changes with the same instructions, but in step 10, make sure to use these commands: vivetool /disable /id:41598133 and vivetool /disable /id:36390579 and then restart the device.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].