How can reinstalling Windows help speed up your machine?

Many people consider a reinstall of Windows to be the ultimate fresh start. While there are plenty of tricks and tips for speeding up a slow computer, when all options fail, resorting to reinstalling can be a smart move. Read on to learn more.

What’s the benefit of reinstalling Windows?

Reinstalling your operating system can increase the speed of your computer by effectively removing application and junk files you have accumulated over time but no longer want. However, a Windows reinstall can also rid your machine of many other unwanted issues. It can remove computer viruses, adware, spyware and other types of malware. Ultimately, the reinstall will efficiently return your Windows operating system to its purest state.

Reinstalling Windows 11

If you’re running the latest version of Windows, you’ll find you can reset your operating system back to day one through the Recovery panel. Find your main Settings application by going to Start and typing the word “settings” inside the search bar and opening it. Next, click on System and then type “recovery” into the search bar at the top of the page.

You will now find options you can choose from. Click Reset to reinstall your operating system or Advanced Startup to recover an operating system saved to a USB. If you feel uncomfortable conducting this process or have concerns about losing important information, always consult an IT professional first.

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