Windows 10 Cloud Reinstall Option Actually a Three-Year-Old Idea

One of the latest features that Microsoft is working on for Windows 10 is cloud reinstall, which technically allows users to reinstall the operating system without the need for any installation media.

Instead, what this feature does is take care of the whole process all by itself, as it uses a system image stored in the cloud to automatically download the necessary files.

The cloud reinstall option was included in Windows 10 build 18950, which is a preview of Windows 10 20H1, so the target appears to be shipping it to production devices in the feature update due in the spring of 2020.

But as per Twitter user Albacore, the idea of equipping Windows 10 with a cloud reinstall option isn’t entirely new. In fact, the software giant first started work on this feature back in 2016 when it also integrated it into a preview build of the OS.

Possibly coming in early 2020

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.