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  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kasra, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Unfortunately yes. Any 3rd party programs you have installed will be removed during a refresh, and will have to be reinstalled afterwards.

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  2. #12


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

    Unfortunately yes. Any 3rd party programs you have installed will be removed during a refresh, and will have to be reinstalled afterwards.
    tank you Brink

    How can I give you private message?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.

    New members are not able to send PM's yet until they are no longer classified as "New" after X amount of time and posts.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    when it says

    Which Settings will be Preserved


    • Your files in your user folders. (ex: My Documents, My Music, etc...)

    does this mean that only files in the user folder or also for example files on your desktop or any other folder?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Mon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That would be only the files in all users' C:\Users\(user-name) folders.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    oww thanks mate...yea forgot all about that folder... thanks

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

    That would be only the files in all users' C:\Users\(user-name) folders.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.
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  8. #18


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    since you know my laptop config, how much time will refresh and reset take brink?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 21,943
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Manjunath,

    It varies by a lot per system, but I'd give it around 20 minutes plus or minus or so.
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  10. #20


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Brink: Can you clarify what the exact difference is between a Refresh and a Reset? I know that Refresh lets you keep your files, whereas a Reset doesnt. But does a Refresh let you keep only your user files (C:\Users\<YourUsernameHere>) while deleting all programs you've installed, or do you get to keep both? I assume a Reset means a near-complete wipe, which presumably would put your PC back to the state it was in right after you finished installing 8.

    Thanks!
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