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How to Do Everything Windows 8 by Mary Branscombe

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Reset or Recover Your PC
HOW TO…
   Roll back changes with System Restore
   Refresh or reset your PC
   Make a recovery drive
   Boot from an external drive
   Transfer files and settings to a new computer
When you first get a new PC, it’s usually faster because it has better hardware than you’re used to, but it also comes with a new installation of Windows. As you install software, connect peripherals, and create files, you get extra features—but not all software is well written, and some of the things you install can slow down your system or cause configuration problems.
With Windows 8, there’s no need to reinstall Windows to get that ...

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