What Does Factory Reset Actually Do?

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  1. nanodoc

    nanodoc New Member

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    Does factory reset also wipe out any installed updates? There are reports over on WPCentral that a factory reset improves performance...There are also conflicting posts regarding just what factory reset does?
     
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    I thought it reset the table to it's just-out-of-the-box settings.
     
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    Actually Two Levels
    Both set the Surface back to day one but one keeps your data ie: downloads, Docs, Music etc.
     
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    One of the things that is not retained on a reset is your Office RT update from "Preview" to full license. Not a big deal, but you do have to go back and re-download and reinstall the update. It's over 500MB, so it takes awhile.
     
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    Correct the Office update just needs to be downloaded and re-installed.
     

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