Question Windows 10 Reset

Aug 6, 2020
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What's the difference between resetting a PC with the built in Windows 10 Reset Tool.

And resetting a PC with a USB Media Creation Tool?

One of the methods is so much faster and it made me wonder that they can't possible be the same.
Am I wrong here?
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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They should be the same

Which do you find is faster?

reset via USB just uses Advanced startup menus, you can access them via settings/update & security/recovery
Reset in windows is just another way into same process.
 
Aug 6, 2020
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They should be the same

Which do you find is faster?

reset via USB just uses Advanced startup menus, you can access them via settings/update & security/recovery
Reset in windows is just another way into same process.
I find the USB way being much faster. Roughly takes 10min - 15min to finish installing and boot up Windows. Whereas Factory Resetting a PC that's been used for a couple of months can take hours on end.
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
Reset = deletes partition C is on
2 options, keep files/settings or wipe C and start fresh.
Factory Reset wipes entire drive

They are two forms of reset. One just goes slightly further

Honestly, if you going to do either (unless you keeping files/settings) I would just clean install. Safer as I seen resets fail.
 
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