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If I use the refresh my pc and start over option, will it

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    Hummm. My take on refresh is given below. I've read essentially the same thing many times. ???

    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system related problems without affecting your files. Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults.

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    A refresh option takes away all your programs some file and leaves your start screen as it is. It does not 'refresh' as such but put your computer in a similar to upgrade condition. It was a big mistake in my case...
    Refresh will only remove problem programs.

    Are sure you did a Refresh, & not Reset.

    Yep Refresh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    A refresh option takes away all your programs some file and leaves your start screen as it is. It does not 'refresh' as such but put your computer in a similar to upgrade condition. It was a big mistake in my case...
    Refresh will only remove problem programs.

    Are sure you did a Refresh, & not Reset.

    Yep Refresh!
    What do you mean by "Yep Refresh."
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    A refresh option takes away all your programs some file and leaves your start screen as it is. It does not 'refresh' as such but put your computer in a similar to upgrade condition. It was a big mistake in my case...
    Refresh will only remove problem programs.

    Are sure you did a Refresh, & not Reset.
    Refresh removes 'all' programs. You have to re-install everything again.
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    My bad. I thought your were replying to "Are sure you did a Refresh, & not Reset." I see now that you were replying to "Refresh will only remove problem programs."
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    My bad. I thought your were replying to "Are sure you did a Refresh, & not Reset." I see now that you were replying to "Refresh will only remove problem programs."
    No probs!
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  7. #17


    hey all

    Brink

    can you give a correct explanation ofREFRESH Please

    thanks in advance
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    Refresh your PC—Attempts to solve system related problems without affecting your files (system is reinstalled). Installed programs will have to be reinstalled except those from the Windows Store. A list of uninstalled programs is provided. Settings will be changed back to defaults. To do a refresh, you will need to have install media.” ”Install media” include an install disc; an ISO; and perhaps a flash drive set up to install.
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