If your Windows 10 PC is getting slower or behaving oddly, a factory reset is one of the most reliable ways to fix the problem. When you are selling your machine this is also encouraged. Before beginning the factory reset phase, be sure to back up your files. Otherwise certain important data might be irreparably lost. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to factory reset Windows 10.

Windows 10 factory reset

To factory reset Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the Windows Settings screen will appear as follows.

Click the Update & Security option from the Windows Settings screen as highlighted in the above image. As you click this Update & Security option, the following screen will display in front of you.

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the Recovery option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. Then the following screen will appear.

Here click the Get started button under Reset this PC section as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Get started button, now you have two options as the following image is showing.

Choose any one option as per your choice. You will see the message on the next screen, telling you what will happen when you reset your computer. According to the approach selected in the previous screen, this message will be different as the following image is showing.

Now click the Reset button as highlighted in the above image. The factory restore process will be started after this. It will take some time and on completion, the PC will reboot.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to factory reset Windows 10.

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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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