In Windows 10, a system restore function from the cloud may appear, similar to Internet Recovery in macOS
02.08.2019 0 Comments
Microsoft plans to expand options for restoring the Windows 10 operating system and rolling back to factory settings. The company is testing a new cloud recovery feature in the event of a hardware failure or system reinstall. This feature is not yet available for public testing; it may appear in insider build 18950.
A similar feature has long been implemented in macOS, it is called Internet Recovery and allows you to reinstall the system by downloading its copy from the cloud. In fact, a similar solution Microsoft recently used for its line of Surface devices, allowing them to "recover" from the cloud. Many laptop manufacturers, such as Dell, Asus, and HP, usually donate part of the drive to store a copy of the operating system or offer tools to restore it. It seems that Microsoft wants to offer a simple and universal way that would suit any scenario.
This feature is most likely being developed for Windows Core OS (WCOS), which will be a key factor for some devices without the ability to connect USB drives. One of the most likely options is Windows Lite, but cloud-based system recovery may appear in the full version of Windows 10 (according to several insiders, in build number 18950).
Source: The Verge