Infographic: Windows 8 – How to Use Refresh and Reset

In our previous post, we looked at how to use Family Safety in Windows 8, a powerful new feature allowing parents to protect their children from unsavoury content. Family Safety allows the Admin/Parent to enable a range of powerful controls as follows:

  • Curfew Setting – no more late night surfing or talking to friends on social media, OMG.
  • Website Restrictions – the ability limit a individual website or group of websites deemed unsuitable.
  • Install restrictions – don’t want your kids playing ‘red band’ games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, Family Safety can prevent the install of such games.

In this post, we look at another feature known as ‘Refresh and Reset’.

Before Windows 8 resetting/reinstalling the operating system on a PC was both complex and time consuming, especially if you lose the install disks like I did. Windows 8 puts this issue to rest with Refresh and Reset, which allows two simple easily implementable actions. So if like the majority of users you pack your computer with Applications and Programs you never use then now you can:

  • Refresh – roll back to an earlier date reverting PC settings to default and removing installed apps from discs and websites whilst keeping all your files and Windows Store purchases intact.
  • Reset – Think factory reset on your Smart Phone, you will wipe all file and applications whilst resetting PC settings to Default.

After reading the following Infographic from the clever chaps over at Firebrand Training you will be able to implement Refresh and Reset in a matter of minutes…..fantastic.

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How to use Refresh & Reset in Windows 8 Infographic by Firebrand Training

In our next installment we will take a look at another new feature in Windows 8 known as ‘File History’