How to Factory Reset Windows 10

Factory Reset Windows 10. The procedure for restoring a Windows PC, laptop, or tablet varies slightly depending on the version of the operating system you are using. Thus, we divided this tutorial into two parts: the first presents the reset process for Windows 10, the second for Windows 7 and 8.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10

Windows 10 has a program to restore the computer to the factory settings, which makes the process rather simple.

Factory Reset Windows 10

1- Click on the start menu at the bottom left of your screen.

2- Select Settings and then Update and Security .

3- In this tab choose Recovery and click Start under Reset this PC .

4- You will be asked if you want to delete or keep the files, for a complete restoration we will choose to delete everything .

5- It will eventually be asked if you want to reset all drives or just the drive where Windows is installed, choose all drives.

6- Last request, simply delete the files or clean the drive completely . Choose the option to simply delete the files.

7- After making sure you are plugged into the area, click Reset .

Factory Reset Windows 10 if Windows not Start

Each manufacturer offers a keyboard shortcut or a dedicated key to start in a backup mode, at HP for example it is the key F11, with Lenovo must press the key OneKey, etc.

  1. Start with this key and once on the emergency screen choose Troubleshooting
  2. Click Reset this PC
  3. There may be two options: Delete All or Restore factory settings , prefer the second option if it is available.
  4. Then choose All Drives (if available) and then Simply Delete Files .
  5. After making sure you are plugged into the area, click Reset .

When the restore is complete, you are prompted to reconfigure your entire computer.

Note: If you upgraded from Windows 7 / 8.1 to Windows 10 and want to reset your computer to the factory state, it will no longer be possible to use the Downgrade to an earlier version .

Factory Reset Windows 7 or 8

Restoring computers with Windows 7 or 8 is a bit more complex.

Except for some Windows 8, these older operating systems do not have an easy-to-access tool to reset the computer. Just take a look in your applications to see if you do not have a program named Restore Manager (or a variation of that name).

If you do not find an application of this name, your computer may have been provided with a recovery CD-ROM. In this case, you are lucky. Just insert the disc into your PC and follow the information on the screen. Be careful, do not forget to save your important files on an external hard drive or on a Cloud before starting the restoration.

Finally, if you do not have a disk or program to reboot your computer, there is a good chance your computer has a recovery partition.

A recovery partition is a small hidden part of the hard drive that keeps a copy of Windows and its programs. It can be used to reset the computer and refurbish it.

Note: The reset process varies slightly depending on the brand or model of your computer, as does the name of the recovery software.

How to Factory Reset Windows 10
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