As the launch of Windows 8 looms ever closer Microsoft are talking about the new features of the operating system. One feature will be perfect for those occasions when you need to go back to the default install of you machine. From Microsoft;
As we began planning for Windows 8, we asked ourselves: “Wouldn’t it be great if you could just push a button and everything is fixed?” We really wanted to focus on the concept of “push button”, which translated into a design goal that represents a simple to use, predictable, and fast solution. We also wanted to build on the process many people already use today when they need to start over: back up your data, reinstall Windows and apps, and restore your data. The strength of this approach is that you start over from a truly clean state, but you still get to keep the things you care about. With that as the basis of the solution, our goal was to make the process much more streamlined, less time-consuming, and more accessible to a broad set of customers.
We can’t wait to see what else Microsoft has in store for Windows 8. With an easier reinstall option this will make support staff’s lives a lot easier, and users can get back working again much quicker.