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How to Reset Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This will show you how to use a new feature in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 to reset your PC to completely start over back to default to remove all personal data, apps, and settings from the PC, and reinstall Windows. This is like doing a factory restore/recovery on a purchased computer or clean install, but a little faster.

Resetting your Windows 8 PC works like this:
  • The PC boots into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE).
  • Windows RE erases and formats only the hard drive partition on which Windows 8 and your personal data (user folders) reside.
  • Windows RE installs a fresh copy of Windows 8.
  • The PC restarts into the newly installed copy of Windows 8.
You must have an administrator account on the computer to be able to reset Windows 8.

Note   Note

Which files will be affected?

When you reset your PC, the drive will be completely reset, and all your apps and files will be removed from it. Windows 8 will be reinstalled, and you'll need to change any settings and reinstall any apps that you want to get back after resetting. If you know if any files that you don't want to lose, then you should back those files up before starting the reset.

What if I have multiple drives?

You can choose whether to reset all hard drives or just the one with Windows 8 installed on it. Any drive that Windows 8 doesn't recognize, such as those with non-Windows operating systems, will not be affected.

warning   Warning
If you set UAC to Always notify me, then you will not be able to use the refresh and reset Windows 8 features. These features require UAC to be set to the default or lower level to work.






OPTION ONE
How to Reset Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 at Boot


1. Boot to the System Recovery Options using the same type of Windows 8 installation DVD or USB thumb drive, or ISO file if in a virtual machine that you currently have installed, and click/tap on the Reset your PC option. (see screenshot below)

Reset-A.jpg

2. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Reset-B.jpg

3. If prompted, select and click/tap on a listed administrator account to sign in to it. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: Standard user accounts and domain accounts on the computer will not be listed.

Reset-C.jpg

A) Type in the password for the selected administrator account, and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you need to change the keyboard layout (language), then do so before entering your password so it will be the same language that the password was set in and match.

Reset-D.jpg

4. If prompted, select the OS (ex: Windows 8) you want to reset. (see screenshot below)

OS.jpg.jpg

5. If prompted, select if you would like to remove all files from all drives or only the Windows 8 drive. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will only see this if you have more than one HDD or partition with a drive letter.

HDDs-1.jpg

6. If prompted, select if you would like to repartition the drives (remove all files) or keep the existing partitions. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will only see this if you have more than one partition on your Surface.

Repartition.png


7. Select how you want to have your personal files deleted in this current installation of Windows 8. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
Just remove my files = Quick, but your files might be recoverable by someone else since they are only marked as deleted.

Fully clean the drive = Thorough, but this can take several hours since it does a secure erase to overwrite your files so that they can't be easily recovered.




Delete-A.jpg


8. Click/tap on Reset. (see screenshot below)

Reset-E.jpg


9. Windows 8 will now start resetting. (see screenshot below)

Reset-7.jpg


10. Enter your Windows 8 or 8.1 product key number below, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Reset-8.jpg


11. Check the I accept the license terms for using Windows box, and click/tap on the Accept button. (see screenshot below)

Reset-9.jpg


12. From this point on, the steps are the same as doing a clean install. Go to and start at step 10 in the tutorial link below to finish resetting Windows 8.

Clean Install - Windows 8






OPTION TWO
Reset Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 from within Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


1. While logged in to an administrator account in Windows 8, insert or connect the same type of Windows 8 installation DVD or USB thumb drive, or ISO file if in a virtual machine that you currently have installed.

2. Do step 3 or 4 below depending on which option you would prefer to use.

3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Recovery icon, click/tap on the If you're experiencing problems with your PC, you can refresh it in PC settings link, and go to step 5 or 6 below. (see screenshot below)

Recovery.jpg

4. Open PC settings, and do step 5 or 6 below for the Windows 8 you have installed.

5. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1

A) On the left side in PC settings, click/tap on Update & Recovery. (see screenshot below)

Windows_8.1_PC_settings-1.jpg

B) On the left side in Update & Recovery, click/tap on Recovery, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windowssection on the right side, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Windows_8.1_PC_settings-2.jpg

6. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT

A) Click/tap on General on the left side, click/tap on the Get started button under the Remove everything and reinstall Windows section on the right side, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

General-reset.jpg


7. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes.


8. Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Reset-5.jpg

9. If prompted, select if you would like to remove all files from all drives or only the Windows 8 drive. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You will only see this if you have more than one HDD or partition with a drive letter. If you like, click/tap on the Show me the list of drives that will be affected link to see them.

HDDs2.jpg

10. Select how you want to have your personal files deleted in this current installation of Windows 8. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
Just remove my files = Quick, but your files might be recoverable by someone else since they are only marked as deleted.

Fully clean the drive = Thorough, but this can take several hours since it does a secure erase to overwrite your files so that they can't be easily recovered.




Delete-B.jpg

11. Click/tap on Reset. (see screenshot below)

Reset-6.jpg

12. Windows 8 or 8.1 will now start resetting. (see screenshot below)

Reset-7.jpg

13. Enter your Windows 8 or 8.1 product key number below, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

Reset-8.jpg

14. Check the I accept the license terms for using Windows box, and click/tap on the Accept button. (see screenshot below)

Reset-9.jpg


15. From this point on, the steps are the same as doing a clean install. Go to and start at step 10 in the tutorial link below to finish resetting Windows 8 or 8.1.

Clean Install - Windows 8


That's it,
Shawn


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bagavan

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Brink, I have a question..I have upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 by purchasing the upgrade key.. Suppose I do a reset pc the during activation can I use the same key that was mailed to me in order to activate the repaired os?
 

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Hello Bagavan,

Yes, you would want to use the Windows 8 product key number during the reset. :)
 

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xraiderv1

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I've already availed myself of this tutorial, for the reset portions anyways.. since I didnt know what to expect. turned out to not even need it really.. but others might.

really well put together man.
 

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Thank you xraiderv1. I'm glad it was able to help. :)
 

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makaveli316

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I did a UEFI usb installation with my first Windows 8 install and i wanted to know what happens if i choose to use the reset option?

After the install will i have back the 4 partitions?

And do i need the windows 8 installation disc (in my case a usb flash drive) to complete the reset?
 

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Hello Makaveli,

Yes, you will need to have your UEFI Windows 8 installation media connected to be able to do the reset.

The reset will not affect your partitions. A reset will only affect Windows 8 itself. :)
 

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makaveli316

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Hello Makaveli,

Yes, you will need to have your UEFI Windows 8 installation media connected to be able to do the reset.

The reset will not affect your partitions. A reset will only affect Windows 8 itself. :)

So basically the reset does a clean install on the partition where Windows 8 is installed.

And since it asks you for a cd key, how is the reset different from just booting from the usb drive and do a clean install?
 

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makaveli316

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Thanks for the help Brink, you made it clear for me :D
 

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You're most welcome. :)
 

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gregrocker

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I've made a System thumb drive from a new Asus laptop which says it copied the Recovery partition to fill the 16gb stick so I'm assuming it is Factory Recovery. However it isn't bootable by any method I can find. If I try to run Reset now to test it, it draws from the Recovery partition and does successfully Recover to factory condition that way. But what I need to know is if I wipe the HD, will booting from the Win7 DVD into Boot tools to try a Reset prompt me for the Recovery drive? Is there any way to test this other than wiping the HD? Thx.
 

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Reset would be looking for the OEM install.wim, so booting the Windows 8 Repair CD should find the OEM install.wim on the USB.
 

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I'm hoping so, but also doing a Paragon 12 full disk backup since I want to wipe the HD to try a clean Dual Boot, yet still have the option to restore and take it back to store within 15 days for full refund.

There's a possible fatal flaw on this laptop with only 50-60 kbps download speeds on a fast connection. Need to see if the clean installs resolve it because nothing else is so far.
 

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windows 8.1? clarification please?
 

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xraiderv1

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is it gonna cost anything?
 

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is it gonna cost anything?

Windows 8.1 Preview is out now to try for free, but does expire on January 15th 2013.

When the Windows 8.1 final (RTM) version is released around October/November 2013, it will be free to owners of Windows 8 and Windows RT to upgrade to. Otherwise, you would be purchasing Windows 8.1 like you would Windows 8 now.
 

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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

xraiderv1

pixel artist
Member
I hope its a smooth install/upgrade... I'll be backing up all my stuff regardless when it comes time to upgrade.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony US-SVE141290X-LBOM
    CPU
    3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3-3110M processor (2.40GHz)
    Motherboard
    unknown.
    Memory
    6gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    1x @500gb
    Internet Speed
    fios 15/5

sayitasitis

New Member
is it gonna cost anything?

Windows 8.1 Preview is out now to try for free, but does expire on January 15th 2013.

When the Windows 8.1 final (RTM) version is released around October/November 2013, it will be free to owners of Windows 8 and Windows RT to upgrade to. Otherwise, you would be purchasing Windows 8.1 like you would Windows 8 now.

Sounds about right MS bringing out a preview that expires 6 months ago. I've found the fastest way to recover from Windows 8 issues is to install an OS that actually works like Windows 7. However if you have one of those Dell computers that have no Windows 7 drivers then you could give your computer away to a friend you don't like much and then go out and buy yourself a MAC instead. :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7

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