If you have a problem with your Windows 10 installation and
need to factory reset the operating system, you have to do it
with the built-in Settings app or the Recovery partition that
uses an image stored on the device.
The factor reset feature can be problematic as it could fail
and throw up an error message due to the corrupted system
image. It seems that Microsoft has figured out a new solution
that should help users reset their PCs without using a local
copy of Windows.
A future Windows 10 update could introduce a new option to
perform a reinstall of the operating system. According to a
recent leak, Microsoft is preparing an internet-powered cloud
recovery option for Windows 10 that would allow users to
reinstall the operating system using a system image stored in
Windows 10 will allow users to choose between cloud download
and local reset. If the first option is selected, Windows will
connect to the internet and attempt to download a fresh copy
from the cloud (which could be Microsoft servers) and
downloaded copy would power a reinstall of the existing Windows
It’s worth noting that the feature is not new entirely and
Surface Hub already allows users to recover from the cloud.