If you're having problems with Windows 8 or 8.1 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it.
When you reset
your PC, it will remove everything and reinstall Windows 8 or 8.1 to start over completely with a clean install.
To be able to reset Windows 8 or 8.1 you will need to first insert your Windows 8 or 8.1 installation media
, UEFI installation media
, or recovery drive
if there is not an OEM factory recovery image present.
This tutorial will show you how to create a recovery image
that is used instead of OEM recovery image, installation media, or recovery drive for a push-button reset
of Windows 8