How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

In this guide we will show How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data. Windows Refresh will reinstall Windows Operating system and keeps your personal files and settings. It also keeps the apps that came with your PC and the apps you installed from the Windows Store. Resetting your PC reinstalls Windows but deletes your files, settings, and apps—except for the apps that came with your PC. Restoring your PC is a way to undo recent system changes you’ve made.If you reset your computer within a month of you upgrade to Windows 10, the option Go back to your previous version of Windows in the setting will no longer be available.

Warning : Before making any changes in your computer, I suggest you to create a System Restore point  so that you can restore back your computer to previous working stat if something goes wrong.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

Method 1: Refresh from Boot

1) Type settings in the search bar, and then choose Settings that comes up.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

2) Click on the Update & security icon.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

3) On the left side of the panel, choose Recovery. On the right side of the panel, choose Restart Now under the option Advanced startup.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

 

4) Wait for a while at this page.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

5) Click on Troubleshoot.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

6) Choose Rest this PC.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

7) Choose Keep my files.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

8) If prompt, click on the account you want to provide credentials for.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

9) Press the Reset button to confirm the reset process.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

It will take a while for the refresh to start and to finish. Your computer will restart a few times during the process.

You need to sign into Windows 10 when the refresh finishes. You will go through first start up again before seeing the desktop after the refresh.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

Method 2: Refresh from Settings

1) Type settings in the search bar, and then choose Settings that comes up.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

2) Click on the Update & security icon.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

3) On the left panel, choose Recovery, and then choose Get started option under Reset this PC.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

If it prompts Could not find the recovery environment or Insert media, you will need to insert your Windows 10 installation media or recovery driver to continue. If you do not have it, please refer to Method 1.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

4) Choose Keep my files.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

5) Click Next to continue.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

6) Press Reset to confirm the refresh.

How to Refresh Windows 10 without erasing your data

7) It will take a while for the refresh to start and to finish. Your computer will restart a few times during the process.

Conclusion:

You need to sign into Windows 10 when the refresh finishes. You will go through first start up again before seeing the desktop after the refresh. In case if above both steps fails to Refresh Windows, you have to Reset Windows. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.