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How to Factory Reset Windows 10

How to Factory Reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 PC is running slowly or acting abnormally, one of the surest ways to fix this problem is to do a factory reset. This is also recommended if you sell your computer. This is how you do it.

Before you begin the factory reset process, make sure to back up your files. If not, some important data might be lost.

When you are ready to reset your Windows 10 PC from the factory, open the Windows Settings menu by clicking the Start button and then selecting the Gear icon.

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The Settings window will now appear. Here, select the “Update & Security” option found at the bottom of the window.

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A list of Update & Security options will now appear in the left hand panel. Here, select “Recovery.”

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Now you will be in the Recovery window. Under “Reset this PC”, read the description carefully and then select the “Get Started” button.

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Once selected, the “Reset This PC” window will appear. You will have two options to choose from:

Save my files: This option will save all your personal files when removing installed applications and system settings.
Delete everything: This will completely erase your Windows 10 PC.
Choose the option that suits you best.

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In the next window, you will see a message that shows you what will happen when you reset your computer. This message will be different, depending on the method you chose in the previous step.

When you are ready, select the “Reset” button.

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Your Windows 10 PC will now start factory reset. This may take several minutes, so be patient. When the process is complete, your computer will reboot.

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