Reinstalling your Windows might be necessary, especially if your computer is getting slow or infected by malware and virus. But, how can you reinstall it? It is very easy. All you have to do is follow the step by step guide we have listed below or do a clean install on your computer. However, make sure that your hardware is properly intact before doing this so you won’t have any issue. Read on to read the different ways to reinstall Windows.


Reinstall from PC Settings

If you have a Windows 10 computer, it will allow you to change your current version of the operating system and reinstall a new one. If you do this, you can delete your files for a fresh reinstall or just keep them. To begin the process, follow the steps below.

 1. On your computer, go to the bottom-left side of your screen and look for the button with a Windows logo. This is the Windows Start menu. Click it to proceed.

 2. You will see a gear-shaped icon in the Windows Start menu, click it to go to the Windows Settings.

 3. In the Windows Settings, choose and click the Update & Security option.

 4. Look at the left menu panel of Update & Security. Click the “Recovery” option.

 5. A Recovery menu will appear on the right-side panel of the screen. Look for the “Reset this PC” option. Under it, click the “Get Started” button.

 6. Choose whether you want to remove all the files on your computer or keep them. You should remember that only personal files and data will be saved. The settings and apps on your computer before the reset happens will be removed if you choose to keep your files.

 7. Once everything is done, click the Reset button. A fresh install of your operating system will be processed once you restart your computer.

You might need to create a recovery drive using a USB flash drive if your computer is not working. Your flash drive should have at least 8GB of storage so you can save all the necessary files in reinstalling.


Create a Recovery Drive

As mentioned above, you might need to use or create a recovery drive if reinstalling your operating system isn’t working properly with the use of the Reset Settings method. Here’s how to create a recovery drive.

Important Note: Don’t forget to create a backup data before creating a recovery drive because when you proceed, all files and data will be lost in the process.

 1. Click the Search button located at the bottom left of your screen. Type “recovery drive” in the search box and click Enter.

 2. The Recovery Drive app will be launched. Select the drive that you will use to create a recovery drive.

 3. Once done, click Create at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Just wait for a couple of minutes to finish the creation process.


Reinstall From Recovery Drive

You can now reinstall your Windows using the USB recovery drive. Here are the steps.

Important Note: Don’t forget to create a backup data before creating a recovery drive because when you proceed, all files and data will be lost in the process.

 1. Insert your USB recovery drive on the Windows computer.

 2. After that, reboot your computer. You will need to reboot it again if it’s already turned on. You will see a Choose an Option menu on the screen when the reboot is finished.

 3. Choose the Troubleshoot option.

 4. Look for Recover from a Drive option on the Troubleshoot menu. Click it.

 5. After that, click the button that says “Just remove my files”.

 6. Once you’re done with steps 1 to 5, you can now set up your reinstalled Windows.