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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Hmmm i read it as what it states.

    Surely "Putting it back to the way it was originally" means putting it back to before i installed W8?
    I'm sure it means to the point of fresh install, how could it possibly know what was there before it was there?

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Hmmm i read it as what it states.

    Surely "Putting it back to the way it was originally" means putting it back to before i installed W8?
    I'm sure it means to the point of fresh install, how could it possibly know what was there before it was there?
    From my testing with it, that's exactly what it does as outlined in the tutorial below.

    Reset Windows 8
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Hmmm i read it as what it states.

    Surely "Putting it back to the way it was originally" means putting it back to before i installed W8?
    I'm sure it means to the point of fresh install, how could it possibly know what was there before it was there?
    Fresh install of what, W8?

    If this Reset PC assumes that one had W8 previously installed than that's a pretty big assumption and i would like to know where it states that.

    But even if it were so, a Reset Pc from W8 to W8, should be a seamless reset just like a system point restore (orly it takes you right back to the start - fresh install).
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Hmmm i read it as what it states.

    Surely "Putting it back to the way it was originally" means putting it back to before i installed W8?
    I'm sure it means to the point of fresh install, how could it possibly know what was there before it was there?
    Fresh install of what, W8? Yes.

    If this Reset PC assumes that one had W8 previously installed than that's a pretty big assumption and i would like to know where it states that.

    But even if it were so, a Reset Pc from W8 to W8, should be a seamless reset just like a system point restore (orly it takes you right back to the start - fresh install).
    You are the only one talking about previous installs, how could it go back to a point before it was there?

    Your last sentence is what a reset does.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    I'm sure it means to the point of fresh install, how could it possibly know what was there before it was there?

    Fresh install of what, W8?

    If this Reset PC assumes that one had W8 previously installed than that's a pretty big assumption and i would like to know where it states that.

    But even if it were so, a Reset Pc from W8 to W8, should be a seamless reset just like a system point restore (orly it takes you right back to the start - fresh install).
    I figured it was Win8 since I was in Win8 when I noticed the Reset feature. To date I don't think any Windows has had the ability to revert to a different Windows, maybe I'm wrong.
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  6. #16


    Well i see Reset as Reset, independent of previous OS. There is no mentioning of the requirement that i have read that you need to have the previous version of OS to be W8.
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  7. #17


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    Sorry AEM, but "Reset" is a feature of Windows 8 that only resets Windows 8 back to default, and not to any previously installed OS. The proof is in the pudding as the saying goes.


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  8. #18


    Ok so it's a feature exclusive to Windows 8, i get that. Had it stated "Reset your Windows 8", or "Reset Windows 8" i would not have a problem. Reset Your PC can be anything surely you know what i'm trying to say here.

    That said if i were to give my computer away i would want to get it back to original Windows 8 (or any previous OS for that matter).
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  9. #19


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    It's no problem AEM. I understand where you're coming from on this, but it just turned out that "Reset your PC" was implied to be for Windows 8 since it's a feature in Windows 8. Yeah, it probably should have said "Reset Windows 8" to be more clear, but they may still yet change it since it's still a developer build so far. It would be something that you might also send feedback on to Microsoft about though.
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 Developer preview


    To get back to pevious os, you will need to insert your pevious os DVD or USB flash drive and need to perform a clean install.
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