How do I refresh Windows 8 from command prompt?


How do I refresh Windows 8 from command prompt?

This is a useful step to perform every time you install a new program, or after reinstalling Windows.

  1. Press ⊞ Win + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”.
  2. Type mkdir C:\recoveryimage and press ↵ Enter .
  3. Type recimg -CreateImage C:\recoveryimage and press ↵ Enter .
  4. Wait while Windows creates the image.

How do I refresh my desktop in Windows 8?


  1. Tap or click Settings.
  2. Tap or click Update and recovery.
  3. Tap or click Recovery. Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Refresh to start the refresh process.
  6. Once the refresh process is done, a Removed Apps list will be displayed on the desktop.

How do I refresh my computer using command prompt?

Within the Command Line window, type gpupdate /force and then press Enter on your keyboard. The line “Updating Policy…” should appear in the Command Line window below where you just typed. When the update has finished, you should be presented with a prompt to either logoff or restart your computer.

What happens when Windows 8.1 refresh?

Refresh your PC to reinstall Windows and keep your personal files and settings. Refresh also keeps the apps that came with your PC and the apps you installed from the Microsoft Store. Reset your PC to reinstall Windows but delete your files, settings, and apps—except for the apps that came with your PC.

How do I refresh my computer without restarting it?

Go to start > turn off computer. When you click on the shutdown button, make sure to simultaneously press the SHIFT button. This will restart windows, without restarting the computer.

What does GPUpdate Force command do?

The command gpupdate /force is used to force the update of group policies that are applied by your company. Changes made in the Group Policy are not applied immediately but after 90 mins by default (with a ~30 min offset to spread the load). By using the GPUpdate command we can force the update.

Why can’t I refresh my PC?

Persistent refresh problems in Windows 8.1/10 might stem from your hard drive having issues. You can easily check your disk for errors and repair them if there are any by using the Check Disk utility: Press Windows Key + X on your keyboard and select Command Prompt (Admin) to open an elevated command prompt.