Those who have ever seen the need to reinstall Windows 10 will know that there are basically two options. On the one hand, we can have an external storage device such as a USB or a DVD from which to boot the computer and proceed to reinstall. Or, on the other, a partition on our hard drive from which to carry out the installation.
Both involve having a local copy of the operating system, with the resulting risks that this entails, something that will change. Why? Because reinstalling Windows 10 from the cloud will soon be a reality. Its effectiveness is already being tested in build 18970.1005 launched last week.
Reinstalling Windows 10 from the cloud
Microsoft has introduced the new Windows 10 reinstall option as an improvement in system recovery. As the company explains, some of the users prefer to use their high-speed internet connection to download Windows and reinstall it rather than using a hidden partition on the disk or external storage.
Therefore, the Reset PC option increases your options and will allow, in addition to using a local copy, download Windows 10 from Microsoft servers. This is an option that has been available for years in macOS and in Linux distributions such as Debian.
The company, however, warns that this is a recovery operation and that previously installed applications will be removed. In addition, they indicate, if the option Delete all is selected, the user’s data will also be deleted, so you have to be aware at all times of the option chosen and its practical implications.