It will soon be possible to launch a Windows 10 restore from the cloud, in addition to conventional methods by USB key or recovery disk. The new feature would be being tested in the Build 18950 preview of the OS.
Microsoft will soon allow Windows 10 users to restore their PCs from the Internet. A bit like what can be done under macOS, the option would be much more convenient than traditional DVDs or USB recovery keys. The information leaked via the WalkingCat Twitter account, but has not yet been confirmed by the company.
According to this generally well-informed source, cloud recovery is being tested in Build 18950 of Windows 10, a release that could be made public this week. Directly from the Internet, it will then be possible to connect to Microsoft servers to download the Windows 10 restore files. If confirmed, the option could be very convenient in case of a crash of Windows 10, when the user does not have a USB recovery key and the restore functions provided in the OS are inaccessible.
In this case, you can reinstall Windows 10 using a simple Internet connection. In the Microsoft galaxy, Surface computers and tablets already offer this option. MacOS users have access to it as well.