Windows 10 Reset this PC feature
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Windows 10 reset feature gets cloud download option

Windows 10 may soon include a new option cloud download to reset devices to their default settings.

On Windows 10, when your device is having issues, you can use the Reset this PC feature to restore it to its factory default settings using the manufacturer custom or default Windows 10 image available locally. However, if the available image is corrupted, you won’t be able to continue, and you’ll need to use other methods to reset your device.

Although you can always download the Media Creation Tool to reinstall Windows 10, this process involves extra steps, and you may not be able to keep your files (unless you create a file backup manually). However, it appears that Microsoft will be updating the “Reset this PC” feature with a new option to allow users to download the latest version of Windows 10 from the internet, instead of using the local recovery image.

The ability to use the locally available recovery option will continue to exist, but if that option doesn’t work, or the user prefers to use the most up-to-date version of Windows 10, the new cloud download will provide an easy way to reset their device.

According to the Twitter user WalkingCat, the new option shows up on Windows 10 build 18950, which is an internal preview part of the 20H1 development coming next year.