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Question about the Refresh My PC option

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    Windows 8

    Question about the Refresh My PC option


    I'd like to use this, because I've downloaded way too much junk. I want to keep some things though. It says that it will erase everything except for things like wallpapers, pictures, etc. so I was wondering if I could put files in my pictures folder for example and it won't erase those? Also, when I refresh will it erase my drivers as well? For video cards and what not.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Lt. Jester, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below will have more details about Refresh Windows, but yeah any files in your user folders will not be affected.

    Refresh Windows 8
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    Windows 8


    Thank you that's what I wanted to know
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Lt. Jester, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below will have more details about Refresh Windows, but yeah any files in your user folders will not be affected.

    Refresh Windows 8
    surprised me when I did it ,that it considered Microsoft office as a 3rd party app .
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