Should I reset My Computer to Factory Default

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Help and Support' started by johnny899, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. johnny899

    johnny899 New Member

    Mar 21, 2014
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    I have owned an alienware x51 gamin desktop for the past year and a half and I'm considering restoring it to factory default to enhance the performance and fix some issues. Over the years I have been actively installing many 3rd party utilities and apps that have changed system files and such. I also have manually changed system wifi settings and core settings that I probably should not have touched. Overall it would be a nightmare to undo what I have done and I feel the easiest route is to backup my games and pics and reset everything else.

    Now for the questions:
    1. would i need to re install windows 8.1 or will that be done automatically?
    2. I have Norton so would i be able to easily re install that and continue with my subscription?
    3. Any risks?
    4.Would you recommend any alternatives?

    Thank you for your help!

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