Windows 8 is, aside from Windows 95, the biggest surprise and the only version of Microsoft's operating system that has been changed from the core when compared to its predecessors. Thanks to a new tool, it's easier than ever to get a clean install and get rid of third-party apps. Better late than never, while the update came out four months later than it was originally promised, the users have taken this rather positively and millions of Nokia Lumia smartphones are now running the latest version of the Windows 10 Mobile OS.
Microsoft has announced that it is now testing a more powerful tool that will let users clean install Windows 10 on their computers and effectively remove bloatware from PC manufacturers.
The tool wipes out all apps and software that do not come with the operating system's standard build upon the installation of the fresh copy of Windows 10, which includes bloatware, support apps, and drivers.
Yes, there is a new tool that lets you erase all applications that do not come as a stock with Windows.
Choose what you want to keep.
On the flip side, using the tool on a computer that includes important apps and data is not recommended, as the apps or data could be permanently deleted by using Refresh Windows. This is where you cannot only quickly get back to things you've played recently, but also find recommendations for what to play next. However, only experienced users were able to access this method due to the need to handle disk images.
Warning: Regardless of your selection at this step, this tool will perform a clean installation of Windows. After all, the tool is official and you should have no worries at all when installing it.
Users can expect Refresh Windows to be included in the upcoming Anniversary Update for Windows 10, which will be pushed out in July.
Several Nokia Lumia users were discontent with this new update it does come out for some of the most popular Lumia devices such as the Lumia 520, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1320.