How to Factory Reset a Windows 10 PC?

If your Windows 10 PC is not running in the normal way, you are getting some strange errors or you just need to return it to its default state, then Windows 10 has your answer. Every operating system provides users a number of options to restore the computer to an earlier state. Like the same way Windows 10 also provides its users to restore their computers to an earlier state and make their PCs run faster. Before going to reset your Windows 10 PC, take a backup of all the essential files and folders on the external drive, as restoring factory settings will result in data loss. How to factory reset Windows 10? Here is the procedure to reset your Windows 10 PC.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings – One can navigate to Settings by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.

Step 2: Then, select “Update & Security

Step 3: Now, click Recovery in the left pane.

Here, you will see three major options. Reset this PC, Go back to an earlier build, and Advanced startup. Choose the Reset this PC option, as this is the right option for starting fresh. Advanced startup lets you boot off a recovery USB drive or disc, and “Go to an earlier build” is for Windows insiders who want to roll back to the previous version of Windows OS.

Step 4: Now, click “Get started” under Reset this PC.

Step 5: Click either “Remove everything” or Keep my files”, depending on whether you want to keep all your data files intact or remove everything from your PC. Selecting either of these two options will make all your settings will return their default and apps will be uninstalled.

In case, if you have accidentally pressed “Remove everything” option and you haven’t taken any data backup, then the files that are stored in will be removed from the PC. Later if you realize that you need some files, then it will be too late, as the files will be vanished from the system, as soon as you click the first option. Don’t worry about the lost files, and as of now, complete the reset process. After the completion of the reset process, you can think of the lost files. How to recover lost files after factory reset? The files that you have lost after factory reset can still be recovered with the help of an appropriate third party recovery tool like Remo Recover software unless the files that are lost are not overwritten with new files. So, after the completion of factory reset process, don’t save any new files on your PC, and immediately make use of this software to get back the files that are lost after factory reset. This software recovers photos, videos, songs, documents, and much more with great ease.

Step 6: Now, select “Just remove my files” or “Remove files and clean the drive”. If you have selected “Remove everything” option in the previous step. Cleaning the entire drive takes a longer time, but it will make sure that if you are selling your computer, then it becomes hard for the next person to recover the erased files. If you want to keep the computer with yourself, then choose “Just remove my files” option.

Step 7: Click “Next if the Windows warns you by displaying that you won’t be able to roll back to a prior version of the OS.

Step 8: Click Reset when prompted.

Step 9: Click Continue when prompted.