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Refreshing an M-Series Device (restore windows to factory settings)

July 20, 2016

Refreshing your tablet will restore Windows to original factory settings and will delete all of your personal files, installed apps from Windows Store, and personalization settings.

To restore your tablet:

  1. Swipe-in from the right edge of the display to access Charms.
  2. Touch Settings ? Change PC settings ? Update and recovery ? Recovery
  3. Touch Get started under Remove everything and reinstall Windows
  4. Read the warning and touch Next after you read the warning.

NOTE: Apps installed from the Windows Store are automatically reinstalled after the refresh is complete. Apps installed from sources other than the Windows Store are removed and have to be manually installed. A list of apps removed during this process is created on the desktop after the process is complete.