Posted on: November 17, 2020 Posted by: Delisha Jane Comments: 0
factory reset on windows 10

Tech issues are something that can’t be avoided at any cost in these times. When people start depending a lot on technology, there are outcomes. The outcomes are good, in the form that it helps you a lot with every matter. However, problems never leave your side when you have to depend a lot on something and that too on something that is electronic. If the Windows you are working on starts acting up it’s time you consider tuning it up. You can try to fix things up by simply clearing your system’s junk. However, the problem can be bigger than that, so you need to be sure about it. One can also try refreshing windows if that is not the case you should know that it is more than a software fix.

Once you start getting error messages you should know that the problem is bigger. You might need to make sure that you backup all your data and reset your PC to its factory settings. After performing this, you can simply start working like you used to. Start reinstalling your apps and migrate the files back and you are good to go!

Explained below are the directions to perform a factory reset in Windows 10, and (hopefully) get your computer running smoothly again.

Open Settings

You have to open the settings, click on the Start Menu and select the gear icon in the lower-left to open up the Settings window. You also have the option to select the Settings app from the app list. Under Settings, you will find the option of the update, click Update & Security to continue.

Choose Recovery Options

You can now click the Recovery tab and select Get started under Reset this PC. If however, you want to look for recovering your instance of Windows 10 from an external source, you may want to look/check into a Recovery Drive.

Save or Remove Files

At this point, you are left with two options. You can either choose to keep your personal files and only remove downloaded apps and settings. Or you also have the option to wipe everything and start from scratch. Each choice will also give you an additional setting to change or decide whatever you want.

If you go with the first option, Keep my files, apps and settings will default to what they were when the PC was brand new. This setting can be turned off when you click the Change settings link and switch it off.

If you go with the second option and choose to Remove everything, there’s also a way to remove your personal files while saving apps and settings. You can click on the Change settings link and select the Data erasure option to on.

In case you are planning to get rid of your PC, Windows 10 recommends that you wipe the drive completely, making it much harder for anyone to recover lost files.

Reset Your Computer

Once you have decided what to do and what should be removed from the computer you can hit Next and Windows will tell you what will be deleted before you reach a final decision. If you have selected Keep my files, you can look at a list of apps that will automatically get removed with the reset.

Finally, you have to click Reset to actually commit what you want to. Your computer will restart and it will boot back up again after several minutes. When you return to Windows 10, you’ll see that whatever was selected by you to be removed, has been wiped from the machine. If you had a backup of your files, those can now be easily restored to the machine.

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