Steps to Reset Windows 10 to Factory Settings

There can be several reasons for resetting your Windows 10 to the default factory settings. It might be because your Windows 10 desktop is running slow, virus attack or crashes on a regular basis. One other situation is that if you need a fresh start or planning to give away your PC to someone else, then this tutorial will show you how to reset your Windows 10 to factory settings.

So, let’s begin with knowing what factory resetting does to your PC?

Reset to a factory is the easiest and quickest way to return to normal state, whether your computer has been running slow or caught a malware or virus. When you reset your Windows 10 PC, you will lose some or all of the installed applications, configuration and personal settings. So before resetting your Windows 10 machine, it is always good choice to have a complete data backup.

Note: In case you don’t have proper backup and lost all your data, then make use of Windows File Recovery tool to easily recover data after accidental format and careless deletion with a couple of mouse clicks.

Learn how to reset Windows 10 to factory settings

In Windows 10, the resetting process is straightforward and pretty easier as it has a built-in option that lets your system to the default factory settings. Below are the steps to be followed:

Step 1: Click on “Start” menu and navigate to “Settings”

Step 2: In “Settings” tap, type “reset” in the search box and click on “Reset this” PC option

Step 3: Next, select “Update & Security” button and click “Recovery”

Step 4: Click on “Get Started” under “Reset this PC” to begin the process

Step 5: Choose “Keep my files” or “Remove everything” option

Step 6: Select either “Remove files and clean the drive” or “Just remove my files” icon and click “Next” to continue

Step 7: Click on “Reset” to start the factory reset process and hit “Continue” tap to proceed

By following the above-mentioned steps, you can easily reset your Windows 10 PC to its default factory settings. But, it is a highly risky process and one must be very much cautious and take proper data backup before performing this task.