Last month, we sent an article “Cloud download Windows 10According to reports, future Windows 10 system updates may allow people to reinstall the operating system using system images stored in the cloud. At the time, two options for reinstalling Windows were provided to internal staff updates: 1) cloud download; 2) local reload.
recentMicrosoftRevealed that it is trying a way to reset Windows 10 PC through the cloud (Reset this PC), let users reset their PCs using Windows files downloaded from the cloud instead of using a local recovery image.
Previously, reinstallation required storing a backup copy of the software in a drive or recovery partition. In Windows 10 1507, the option to run a local reinstall and build a new Windows installation from an existing Windows file has been added without the need for additional disk space to store a compressed backup copy of Windows.
Now, as part of the Windows 10 Insider Preview 18970, the company has added the option to reinstall locally via Wi-Fi. Dona Sarkar and Brandon LeBlanc at MicrosoftBlogSaid:
The feedback we have heard is that some of you prefer to use a high-speed Internet connection to speed up the reinstallation process by downloading Windows.
So far, anyone who wants to reinstall Windows needs to use an external copy of it, or choose to use a local copy, which is usually already stored on the PC, so there may be damage or other failures. With cloud recovery, Microsoft wants users to download new copies of Windows files directly from the server without the need for Windows media, making it easier to recover Windows 10 corrupted installations.
This cloud download option will reinstall the version currently installed on the device, and users can still choose to keep personal files or delete them. However, because this is a recovery operation, it will remove any installed applications. It is designed to restore the software to a state before problems occur, after which you can install the applications one by one to check which ones are problematic.
This new cloud download option works on all Windows 10 devices, unlike the "Recover from the cloud" feature available on some early Windows 10 devices. Microsoft added that doing so will remove any applications installed on the device, and if you select the "Remove everything" option, the user data will also be deleted.
Microsoft noted that with this release, reset this PC from the cloud does not work if the following optional features are installed:
This feature was first tested in the Windows 10 Insider Preview 18970 release and will be available to everyone in the spring of 2020.