I want to format a used computer I just picked up at a yard sale. It has Windows 8 Pro with Media Center installed on it.
When I was going through the options and setting it up, I noticed a screen where I could refresh, remove or reset the PC. After doing some research, I found out that if I "Reset" the PC, it would format the hard drive(s) and reinstall Windows again to return the PC to factory settings.
I figured that this is the best (easiest, quickest, & most thorough) way to clean up the PC (remove all files & settings installed/set by previous user). I couldn't find out if you need the CD to perform this task. I don't have any Windows 8 CD(s), but I still want to keep Windows 8 installed.
Will I need any installation CD(s) for Windows 8 to "Reset" my PC?