Is your Windows 10 PC running slowly or constantly having problems? In such a case, one of the most justifiable ways to fix the problem is to reset to factory settings. This procedure is also recommended if you are planning to sell your computer. Here’s what Microsoft suggests to do with the system in such a case.
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Before starting the reset procedure itself, it is better to back up your files first. Otherwise, you risk irrevocably losing data that is important to you.
When you’re ready to factory reset your Windows 10 PC, open the menu Windows Settings… To do this, press the button “Start” and select the gear icon.
This will open the settings window. Here you will need to find the section at the bottom. Update and Security…
In the left pane of this section, you can see a list of the available functions. We need “Recovery”…
This will take you to the System Restore window. You will need an item “Reset the computer to its original state”… You are presented with a short description of what will happen. Now you can press the button “Begin”…
After that, an additional window will appear to return the system to factory settings. You will be prompted to choose one of two options:
Save my files… This option will remove all installed applications and their settings, but personal files will remain unchanged.
delete everything… Selecting this option will remove both all applications with their settings and all personal files.
From the two options offered, choose the one that suits you best.
The next window will tell you what happens when the button is pressed “Reset”…
The list of actions will differ depending on which method was selected in the previous step.
If everything was done correctly and you are ready to start, then press “Reset”…
Your Windows 10 PC will begin restoring its system to its original state. The whole process will take a few minutes, so don’t worry. And when the recovery is complete, the computer will go to reboot.