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Now there are two different ways to access your Windows recovery options on a Windows 10 system.One option is to come down here to your Start button. Click on it and go to the Settings app, and then within Settings go to Update and Security, and then click on Recovery. Recovery 0:32-2:01 Now in recovery you have a couple of different options. One is to reset this PC. This is kind of the meat cleaver approach. This is when things are so bad, when Windows is running so poorly, that you just basically need to reinstall Window. Notice in the description that it tells us if we choose this option, we will be able to keep all of our data files if we want to. We don't have to if we don't want to,but we can, and then reinstall Windows. Now this option is pretty much the last resort. I would not use this option unless I had exhausted all other recovery options. These are located down here under Advanced startup. If you click Restart now under Advanced setup, then you're presented with other less drastic recovery options. Now I want to point out that using Update and Security in this Settings app, is actually not the waythat I typically access these recovery options. Why? Because usually if I'm to the point where I'm ready to use one of these recovery options, I probably am not able to use the system enough to access the Settings app. Instead what I have to do is boot the system off of my Windows 10 installation disk.Either option, using the Settings app, or booting off of the Windows 10 installation disk, will take you to the same set of recovery tools. In fact, let's use that second option because it's the most realistic one in this demo. So I'm going to come down here and I'm going to restart my system. I've already inserted my Windows 10 installation disk in my optical drive. And I've configured the system to boot off of the optical drive first. Repair Your Computer 2:02-2:49 Alright so, the system has now been rebooted off of the Windows 10 installation disk. In this first screen, I need to click Next. Now normally if I was installing Windows, I would use this option right here, Install now. That is not what we want to do in this demo, instead we want to use this little hidden gem, Repair your computer. This is extremely useful when you're troubleshooting Windows problems. So the first thing we need to do is specify that we want to troubleshoot problems with the system.And in this screen, we're given basically the same options that we saw in the Settings app. The first one is to Reset this PC. Once again this is a meat cleaver approach. It will reinstall Windows on the system, but it does give you the option to keep your files. Still this one is a lot of work. You'll still have to spend a lot of time trying to get the system back to where it was before you ran it. But sometimes it is the only option.
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