Currently, if you go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery, and you launch the Reset This PC experience, you’ll get two options — one to reset your device while keeping your files and the option that removes everything from your PC and restores the factory settings. However, in the latest Creators Update test preview has been discovered that if you open Start, and launch system reset using the systemreset -cleanpc command, you’ll get a new experience.

Windows 10 Creators Update new reset experience

The new experience is titled “Clean up and update this PC”, and the description reads: As you can see, the new experience isn’t much different than the current feature available in Windows 10. The difference is that the new option not only will keep your files and restore your PC to the factory settings, but it will also reset the operating system and install the latest updates. This will remove the extra step of having to check for updates after the reset. Additionally, you’ll notice that the “remove everything” option is not available in the this experience. It’s not clear whether Microsoft will remove this option, or if it’ll be added later or it’ll become a separate feature. In the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 introduced a new refresh tool to enable users to quickly do a clean install of the operating system with the latest update. It could be possible that the company might make it the feature you use to remove everything on your computer, but this is just my opinion. Of course, it’s not recommended to try this option, as it’s not fully integrated, and there could be a reason why Microsoft hasn’t publicly talked about it. It’s important to note that the systemreset -cleanpc command isn’t new, you can try the command in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it’ll launch the Reset This PC experience. What do you think about the new new reset to factory default improvements for the Windows 10 Creators Update? Tell us in the comments below. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.