One of the best features of Windows 10 is undoubtedly the ability to reinstall the operating system. Especially when things run a little slower (which all PCs do overtime) or when something goes wrong. In all these situations, a reinstall will usually get everything up and running in less than an hour.
I’ve used Windows 10 more than once and found it (almost) always a quick and reliable way to update or reboot your PC. Especially because, depending on the option you choose, you can do it without worrying about losing all your important documents. Although in general, you should reinstall most of your programs and games.
However, there are times when reinstalling Windows just doesn’t work: What do you do at this point? Well, until now we had to create and reinstall a USB stick.
To avoid having to download and then install an ISO, after the release of the latest Windows Insider compilation after an Engadget report, Microsoft introduces a feature that allows you to download the installer directly from the cloud.
The user can reinstall on his computer the same compilation, version, and edition of Windows that he had on the computer before. It is downloaded from the Internet, so it is not necessary to have a local copy of the operating system.
However, Microsoft warns that since this is a restore feature, the Windows 10 reinstall feature will remove applications from the cloud that you have installed on your computer. If you select the “Delete all” option during the process, the user’s data will also be deleted.
So it’s fantastic to have the ability to download them directly! Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but you know it’s there!
Although currently part of the insider preview, it is expected to reach your operating system in the near future!