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Did you gleefully unwrap and boot up a new PC only to be greeted with a slow start-up, apps you don’t need, and overall bloat added by the manufacturer? Before you start using it to write your thank you letters, you might want to take advantage of the built-in “Windows Refresh” option. This will get rid of all added software and give you a completely stock Windows experience.

To get started:

  1. Click  and type “reset”
  2. Select the “Reset this PC” option
  3. Under “More recovery options,” click the link regarding starting fresh with a clean installation of Windows

By following the prompts, your PC will be erased of all files and programs then rebooted with a fresh installation of Windows. EVAN recommends immediately initiating Windows Update to download any missing drivers and updating Windows Defender (virus and malware protection) to give you the best experience.

Our EVAN Master Certified Professionals are always here to help with this or any other device recovery issues you may encounter.

Enjoy your clean PC!


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