How To Format Windows 10 Laptop

How To Format Windows 10 Laptop

1. Reset Windows 10 PC to Factory Settings After Logging in:

After logging in to your laptop, you can reset your computer to factory default settings using the settings app. Follow the steps given below;

  • To open the setting app, you can click the start button and then click setting, or press the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut.

  • Click on Update & security. 

  • Select recovery in the left-hand menu. On Reset this PC, click on the Get Started.

  • A new window will appear and it will give you two options: Keep my files or Remove Everything. The first option is to keep your personal documents, photos, and music files intact. But both options will delete all your apps, programs, and settings.

  • If you have chosen “remove everything” in the first step, then you will have the option to “just remove my files” or “remove everything and clean the drive”. Most times, click on the “just remove my files”. If the computer is going to be sold or given to someone else, select “Remove files and clean the drive”.

  • Click on reset. Your PC will restart automatically and start the factory reset process. This might take an hour or more.

2. Reset Windows 10 PC TO Factory Settings from Login Screen:

If you forgot your Windows 10 Password and couldn’t log on to your computer, you can also perform a factory reset from the login screen. Here’s how:

  • When you’re on the login screen or lock screen, hold down the shift key, click the power button in the lower-right corner, and select restart. 

  • The computer will restart and take you to choose an option screen. Click on Troubleshoot.

  • After that on the next screen, click on Reset this PC.

  • You will be asked with two options: Keep my files or Remove everything. If you don’t need any of your personal files then you can click on the latter option.

  • If you choose to remove everything, you’ll also see a new option asking if you want to clean the drive, which means it will not only delete everything, it will try to delete everything securely so that data cannot be recovered.

  • Click on the reset button to start resetting Windows 10.

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3. Reset Windows 10 PC to Factory Settings Using Install Disc:

When your computer becomes crashed or unbootable, then you’re unable to perform a factory reset by using the methods given above. In this situation, you need to use your Windows 10 installation DVD to access the factory reset option.

  • Reboot your computer/laptop with Windows 10 installation DVD. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS if booting from CD/DVD is not enabled. 

  • On the Windows setup screen, select your keyboard’s language and layout, and then click on the next option.

  • On the incoming next screen, click on “Repair your computer”. Do NOT click “install now”.

  • When the choose an option screen comes, then click on troubleshoot.

  • Click on the reset PC.

  • Click on the  “keep my files” or “remove everything” depending on if you want to keep your personal files untouched. 

  • You'll then have to choose the target operating system.

  • If you want to save only the drive on which Windows 10 is installed then you should click on “only the drive where Windows is installed”. If you want to reset all drives then you should click on “All Drives”.

  • Now you’ll be flashed with two options on your screen: just remove my files and fully clean the drive. If you choose “fully clean the drive”, it will erase your files and data throughout.

  • Click reset to start the factory process.

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Resetting your laptop can make things much easier by making your laptop much faster and smoother than before. We hope that this blog was useful for you to format your laptop to the factory settings and gave you so much information about it so that you can recommend other ways to your friends and family. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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You should do it for the better performance of your laptop or desktop. It can remove all of the trash or duplicate files.

Yes, it can make space for new files by clearing the unwanted and trash files and documents that are taking space for no reason.

You can format your laptop before selling it to somebody because you can't give it with your personal document and you should do the same before giving it away to someone.

Windows has never been a speed demon. It can take hours plus it depends upon your system and how powerful it is.

Yes it does, in the process of formatting your laptop totally wiped out the files which contain viruses or malware saved in the drive. It clears out the drives.

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