Mon. Oct 25th, 2021
Windows 10 Factory Reset

It’s a well-known fact that Windows 10 is a monstrous hit among windows users. Although that does not take away the fact that even with Windows 10 installed on your computer, you will be facing few issues like shutting down or starting your computer, system operations feeling a little bit sluggish and over memory consumption. You can try to run the diagnostics to identify the core problem and solving it. But this does not work all the time. So what do you do when you face a problem like this? Well, we got the solution for you. Resetting to the factory setting will solve any issue your computer is facing. In this article, we will show you how to factory reset Windows 10 in detail. Before doing this, do not forget to backup all the data of your computer in a storage device.

Factory Reset Windows 10 Laptop / PC- Format Your Laptop

Windows 10 Factory Reset
Windows 10 Factory Reset

There are two ways to factory reset Windows 10.

  •  Factory reset Windows 10 using the keep my files option
  •  Reset Windows 10 using the remove everything option

How to reset Windows using the keep my files option

If you want your data to be safe and still want to factory reset the settings, follow the below steps.

  • Click on the Windows start icon on the bottom left of your screen and open settings.
  • Scroll down a little bit and you will find Update and security. Click on it.
  • Now you will find Recovery on the menu. Click on it.
  • Under the recovery section, you will be able to see ‘Reset the PC’. Tap on the ‘Get started’ button.
  • Now a pop up will be opened displaying two options. Chose Keep my files and click on the Next button.
  • On the next screen, you will be presented with the details of the windows reset.
  • Click on the ‘list of the apps to be removed’ option.
  • On the next screen, you will be presented with the list of apps you need to reinstall after you are done with the Windows 10 reset.
  • Now tap on the back button and click on the reset option.
  • The process of resetting to the factory settings will start now. Note that this process will take time.
update and security
update and security
Windows 10 recovery
Windows 10 recovery

Once the Windows 10 factory resetting is completed, you need to check the update section of your system to make sure that the Windows 10 is installed up to date.

Checking for Windows 10 Updates

  • Click on the Windows start icon on the bottom left of your screen and open settings.
  • Click on the Update and security.
  • Now click on the Windows update.
  • Click on the ‘Check for updates option.
  • Now, it will show you if there are any pending updates in your system. Click on update if there any missing updates.
Windows update
Windows update

Once you are done with Windows 10 update, you need to check whether all drivers are installed or not.

How to check for the missing drivers:

  • Click on the Windows start icon on the bottom left of your screen
  • In the search bar, enter ‘Device manager’ and click on the first result.
  • On the next screen, you will be presented with the list of all the drivers on your computer.
  • Please make sure that there is no folder called ‘Other devices’. This is the branch that lists if there are any missing drivers.

Reset Windows using the remove everything option:

If you want to do the factory reset erasing all the data on your computer, follow the below steps:

  • Click on the Windows start icon on the bottom left on your screen and open settings.
  • Scroll down a little bit and you will find Update and security. Click on it.
  • Now you will find Recovery on the menu. Click on it.
  • Under the recovery section, you will be able to see ‘Reset the PC’. Tap on the ‘Get started’ button.
  • Now you will be presented with two options to chose. Click on ‘Remove everything’
  • Click on the next button and click ‘Reset’. The factory reset process will be started now.

After the factory reset process is completed, check for the pending updates and install any drivers that are missing.

Process to restore the data on your system: 

Now that your system is done with the factory reset, you may want to restore the data on your system. Follow the below steps to do it.

  • Connect the external disk to your computer.
  • Click on Start and open File Explorer.
  • On the left drop-down, click on This PC.
  • Double click on the external hard disk you connected to your system.
  • Now a drop-down menu will open and select the files and folders over there.
  • On the top row of your screen click on the home tab and click on the copy to button
  • Simply select the destination folder where you want to move your backup files.

Conclusion:

Hope we’ve covered everything about how to reset windows 10 PC to factory settings. If you have any queries, comment below. We will get back to you soon with the solution.

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