Reset Windows 10

Reset Windows 10
  • Aug 16th, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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If you are facing any acute issues with your laptop or PC powered by Windows 10 OS, you can consider resetting your device to the default settings. It's like doing the 'factory reset' of Windows 10. Now, there could be several reasons that force you to reset Windows 10 installation. And, thankfully, Microsoft has provided several ways with which you can reset Windows 10 quickly. And this article will analyze the methods with which you will be able to reset Windows 10, admittedly, the latest and the best OS from Microsoft. 

So, What are the causes?

Check the reasons that may be creating the issue you have been facing on your laptop. Maybe you can solve the problems without the need for a factory reset. A factory reset will completely delete all your data, and as such, it may not be a good idea to factory reset for any little reason. Check the common fixes available for solving the most common problems before planning to go for the factory reset option. Kindly note that the factory reset should be the last resort if everything else fails in resolving the issue. 

Also Read: Wifi Not Working On Windows 10? 5 Easy Solutions On How To Fix It.

Factory reset Windows 10 – The steps.

If you have tried everything and are still not able to get the issue resolved, it may be high time you will need to factory reset Windows 10 operating system. Go to the 'Settings' option to find the opportunities to reset your PC. Here are the individual steps you would need to follow.

  • Go to the 'Start menu and look for 'Settings'. Alternatively, you may type in 'Settings' and search for it.
  • Under 'Settings', find and click on 'Update & Security'.
  • Under the menu, choose 'Recovery'.
  • The next menu should offer you two choices – 'Reset This PC' and 'Advanced Startup'.
  • Click on the 'Get Started button under the 'Reset This PC' option.

This step will take you to the next window, as shown in the image below. 

  • You will now need to choose one of the two options above.

Now, choosing to Keep My Files will remove all the files and settings from your system. However, there will be no change in your data files. The next screen will now display the list of all the apps that will be removed from your Windows 10 system. The list of removed apps will be available on your new desktop once the setup is complete. This is to serve you as a guide on the list of apps that you will be reinstalling after the factory reset is completed.  Click on 'Continue'.

  • On the next screen, Windows will display what exactly it is going to do with your settings.

Click on Reset.

  • If you choose to 'Remove Everything' in the above step, you will be offered two options once again – Just Remove the Files and Remove Files and Clean the Drive. 
  • You will need to choose the first option if you want to sort out some issue that has been plaguing you on your Laptop. You can continue using your laptop after the reset.
  • The second option Remove Files and Clean The Drive is best suited if you plan of selling your laptop. The option will remove all traces of whatever you have had on the laptop and bring it to a complete factory state.

Once you choose either of those options, you will get a confirmation dialog and the tool will begin performing the wiping operation. If you have opted to remove files and clean the drive, the wiping will take more time. This is because the tool will wipe out your hard drive several times so that no traces of your old files exist on the drive. 

Now, that should reset windows 10 in a glitchless way on your laptop. Moreover, your laptop will restart several times during this process. And, please note that it will take several minutes to get the task completed. And, your device will reboot several times during the reset process. You would not be able to use the laptop until the wiping operation is completed.  Kindly allow it to finish the operation and take care not to interrupt it by switching it off. So, before you start to reset Windows 10, always plug in your laptop to a healthy power source. 

Factory reset Windows 10 – After the reset

 Once the laptop is reset and restarted, you can begin installing the applications once again. Configure all your settings and begin using your laptop. Check if the issue has been resolved. If the problem remains unresolved, it could mean a hardware issue. You may need to visit NSS Laptop Repair Center.

The final words

That should complete our step-by-step tutorial on how to factory reset your Windows 10 installation. If you followed them strictly and in case your problem is a result of software issues within your system – it should be resolved. Otherwise, it should be high time you will need to visit an NSS Laptop Service Center

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We bet, this is not the only way to reset windows 10. Further, there are tons of technical issues that can surface during this resetting process, and accidentally, those issues can surely derail this entire process at any point in time. So, to gain more confidence before you reset Windows 10, you can snake through these official Windows help pages:

  • Official Windows 10 Forum -  QA forum for Windows 10. Submit your questions regarding any problem that you are facing with Windows10 and get answered by the experts.
  • Official Windows 10 Blog - Learn everything that's happening around Windows 10.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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A factory data reset erases your data from the phone. While data stored in your Google Account can be restored, all apps and their data will be uninstalled. To be ready to restore your data, make sure that it's in your Google Account.

The resetting process removes the applications and files installed on the system, then reinstalls Windows and any applications that were originally installed by your PC's manufacturer, including trial programs and utilities.

If you want to recycle your PC, give it away, or start over with it, you can reset it completely. This removes everything and reinstalls Windows. Note: If you upgraded your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and your PC has a Windows 8 recovery partition, resetting your PC will restore Windows 8.

You will have to re-install all of your programs & third party drivers again. It rolls the computer back to it's factory settings, so Any updates will also be removed and you will have to manually install them again.

Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery, and click Get Started under Reset this PC. You are then asked if you want to keep your files or delete everything. Select Remove Everything, click Next, then click Reset. Your PC goes through the reset process and reinstalls Windows

It will not remove the device's operating system (iOS, Android, Windows Phone) but will go back to its original set of apps and settings. Also, resetting it doesn't harm your phone, even if you end up doing it multiple times.

It's good practice to factory reset your computer when you sell or dispose of it, regardless of whether it's a Mac or Windows PC. It doesn't matter if you use it every day for essential work or just the occasional picture viewing. Your device is bound to have all sorts of personal and sensitive information on it.

When you use the “Reset this PC” feature in Windows, Windows resets itself to its factory default state. If you purchased a PC and it came with Windows 10 installed, your PC will be in the same state you received it in. All the manufacturer installed software and drivers that came with the PC will be reinstalled.

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