Reset or Recover Your PC
• Roll back changes with System Restore
• Refresh or reset your PC
• Make a recovery drive
• Boot from an external drive
• Transfer files and settings to a new computer
When you first get a new PC, it’s usually faster because it has better hardware than you’re used to, but it also comes with a new installation of Windows. As you install software, connect peripherals, and create files, you get extra features—but not all software is well written, and some of the things you install can slow down your system or cause configuration problems.
With Windows 8, there’s no need to reinstall Windows to get that ...