Windows 8 comes with a number of tools for system maintenance and repair. Here’s a quick way to access many of these tools and to troubleshoot problems.
- Open the Charms bar. One way is with the keyboard shortcut Winkey+C
- Click “Settings”
- Click “Power”
- In the menu that opens, Click “Restart” while holding down the left Shift key
The screen shown below will open
- Choose “Troubleshoot”
The screen shown next will open. Among the choices are refreshing or resetting or a number of advanced options.
- Choose the option you wish to use
Advanced options includes a number of choices as shown in the figure below
More information from Microsoft: How to restore, refresh, or reset your PC
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