04-12-2018 02:14 AM
I have a Lenovo Ideapad IdeaPad 100 14ibd - win10 and basically im planning on formatting my laptop to get rid of all the stuff/unknown files that are terribly slowing down my ram. But im still new to this process so im wondering if using Lenovo's Onekey recovery is a good thing but then i saw the Reset this PC feature of windows is another thing.
My question is, what would be the more recommended thing i should do to get my laptop to its original state just like the new windows 10, or are there any difference within those two?
PS: I got my back up files all set from this laptop to my external hd already
04-12-2018 10:58 AM
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I would suggest creating a recovery image first, this can be critical for future use just in case something goes wrong in any process that Windows would undertake and even for replacement/ upgrading the hard drive.
Verify that One Key Recovery is fully working by trying it first in case Windows Reset is not ok with you.
Once you know that OKR is good then try reset this PC to compare the difference.
OKR would resetore the machine back to the original Win10 build and do not include the updated version different from Reset.
It may include OEM softwares that reset would remove if you are suspecting that such applications are taking expense of your RAM.
Personally, I would rather keep current OKR (without clean installing Windows or resetting it).
Then proceed with clean booting the machine and check if the performance is better before deciding to uninstall those applications.
In any case, if uninstalling or doing Windows reset cause any issue, you can always start fresh with OKR at any time.
Hope this helps answer your query.