Windows 10 refresh tool pops up a little early, lets Insiders clean install Windows
About a month ago, we learned about a new tool that was being developed by Microsoft to allow Windows Insiders the ability to clean install Windows 10. Here’s what Microsoft announced last month regarding the tool:
Want a simple and easy way to start fresh with a clean installation of Windows? Looking for an easy way to do this? We’re working on a tool to make this possible.
Final testing and validation is underway and we will want your feedback once it is ready to go! Stay tuned for additional information as we work through the finishing touches.
First spotted by WalkingCat on Twitter, the tool is able to be downloaded right now. Microsoft has yet to officially announce the tool and offer any disclaimers or prerequisites. Be careful if you elect to try out the tool as it may only work on recent Windows 10 “Redstone” builds.
Once you download and install the tool, the interface is really simple to use. It allows you to install a clean copy of the most recent version of Windows 10 and remove apps that were installed on your PC. You can keep personal files only or delete everything.
Further reading: Redstone, Windows 10, Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Download: Refresh Windows Tool https://t.co/Fof1VxXKcp
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) June 15, 2016