09-01-2020 09:31 AM
I purchased a new CyberPowerPC - Gamer Supreme Gaming Desktop - AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 16GB Memory - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT - 1TB SSD recently and noticed that there was no hard drive or discs.
My question is in the future if I need to reformat this pc, how can I do this and still have my Windows 10?
I am only familiar with reformating with the original discs that come with the purchase.
Could you please advise?
09-01-2020 10:07 AM
Rather than formatting Windows is now set up with a Reset This PC.
It will reset your computer to as it was the day you turned it on
As computers do not ship with the OS anymore.
You can also create restore points. When you computer is setup and running the way you want you can create a restore point to bring you back to that moment.
Also what can do is buy a big jump drive and create a back up of your system to the jump drive.
In the Search type in Backup Settings
Click on Backup a nd then Add a drive. Select your new USB Drive
I have been doing this for 7 years now with each new computer. I have only had to use it one time but I was happy to have it.
if you do the jump drive back up do it after you have all your base programs installed. Like MS Office, etc.
09-05-2020 10:08 AM
Hi there, AimieArroyo,
We love hearing that you purchased a new PC. We hope that is is serving you well!
Fellow user, bobberuchi, completely nailed it. We would encourage you to read through their reply for more details about how to properly backup your PC. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to let us know!