To date, reinstalling Windows was an exercise that required the presence of a local copy of the operating system. To do so, you had to have it stored on your PC or other device, such as a USB stick or an external disk. However, within a short time, this requirement will be permanently eliminated.
This week, Microsoft has confirmed that the software will be made available via the cloud. From here on, whenever you reinstall Windows on your computer, you will be presented with an option that allows you to download Windows. The news is part of the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build.
This was an option present in macOS for several years. The feature streamlines the entire reinstallation process as you do not have to worry about having the operating system executable in any of your files.
The US tech stressed that the installation will remove all applications and data it keeps on the computer.
Please note that this feature does not have a final version yet, so it should not be particularly safe to use it at least for now. Once officially launched, however, it can be a responsive response to user needs.