Microsoft's preview build system brings new releases to the fast ring and depending on the received feedback and the number of bugs that the company manages to fix, insiders in the slow ring are getting the update or not. Quests are used by Microsoft to encourage users to put test builds of Windows 10 through their paces and report their results by adding a dash of gamification to the proceedings, a tactic increasingly used by enterprise software providers to foster employee engagement and reap the benefits of digital work styles.
More importantly, all non-Microsoft applications that were bundled or already installed on Windows 10 - the exception include the Mail email client and the Edge browser - are eliminated during the refresh.
Refresh Windows is a new program for Windows 10 that enables you to reset Windows by downloading it and installing it on the PC. Also new is a Windows Store update that makes it less crash-prone and reduces the app store's PC resource consumption. The tool actually hit the Internet on Wednesday after leak-a-holic Walking Cat found the download link for the tool on Microsoft's download site.
With the impending release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we are hoping that they will finalize this tool for general release.
Colburn says just download Windows 10, and then roll it back to the system you had.
In its blog, Microsoft pointed out that the tool may not install the latest build at all times; it is likely to install the version older than the one that Insiders have installed on their PCs.
To get the update, head to Settings Update & security Phone update Check for updates.