4 Ways to Factory Reset Your Windows Computer

Here are 4 ways to factory reset your Windows computer:

  1. Using the Settings app
    1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery.
    2. Under Reset this PC, click Get started.
    3. Select whether you want to Keep my files or Remove everything.
    4. Click Reset.
  2. Using the Advanced Startup menu
    1. Restart your computer.
    2. When you see the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot.
    3. Click Advanced options.
    4. Click Reset this PC.
    5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. Using a Windows recovery disk or USB drive
    1. If you have a Windows recovery disk or USB drive, insert it into your computer.
    2. Restart your computer.
    3. When you see the Choose your language screen, press any key.
    4. If you see the Install now screen, click Next.
    5. Click Troubleshoot.
    6. Click Advanced options.
    7. Click Reset this PC.
    8. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. Using the manufacturer’s recovery tool

Some computer manufacturers provide their own recovery tools that can be used to factory reset your computer. To find out if your computer has a manufacturer’s recovery tool, you can check the manufacturer’s website or the documentation that came with your computer.

Once you have chosen a method, follow the instructions on the screen to factory reset your computer.

Important: Factory resetting your computer will erase all of your personal data, including your files, settings, and installed applications. Make sure to back up your data before you factory reset your computer.

Here are some tips for backing up your data:

  • Use a cloud storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox.
  • Use an external hard drive or USB drive.
  • Use a DVD or Blu-ray disc.

Once you have backed up your data, you can factory reset your computer without worrying about losing your data.

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