How to perform a total system reset in Windows 10

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Tags: Security, Windows
If you need to do a factory reset of a Windows 10 device, TechRepublic's editor Brandon Vigliarolo walks you through how to this, in this simple and easy walk through guide:

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How to perform a total system reset in Windows 10

by markwilliams8mw In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

Navigate to Settings. You can get there by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.
Select "Update & security"
Click Recovery in the left pane.Click Get started under Reset this PC.Click either "Keep my files" or "Remove everything," depending on whether you want to keep your data files intact.Select "Just remove my files" or "Remove files and clean the drive" if you chose to "remove everything" in the prior step.Click Next if Windows warns you that you won't be able to roll back to a prior version of the OS.Click Reset when prompted.Click Continue when prompted.

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Follow these steps

by jamesmehraa In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

Go to settings > Update & Security >Recovery > Reset this PC.


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Thank you

by John Cater In reply to Follow these steps

But in my laptop it ask every time to plug in the charger while resetting the PC

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Consider not choosing option that keeps your files if you want total reset

by Legit Labs In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

I'll just add a little more info that hasn't yet been said.

You have two options to reset Windows 10, so it depends what you mean by "total" reset.

If you navigate to Start menu > Settings > Update and Security > Recovery > Reset, you'll then get the option to keep your files or not keep them.

Choosing the option that keeps your files isn't a factory reset. So if by "full reset" you mean factory reset, you'll need to choose the option for not keeping the files.

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Perform Complete PC reset in windows 10

by support1542133372 In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

Hi there

To perform a complete PC reset in windows 10 you need to hold down the shift key and restart your computer from the login screen ( Power options are at the bottom right hand side). Do not release the shift key until the PC is restarted. It will bring up the screen which advance options follow the troubleshoot options and screen instructions will lead you to complete reset.

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system reset

by asamits765 In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

You can navigate to settings> updates and security> recovery > reset. After that, you will be asked to remove everything or keep. You can select accordingly and proceed.

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Factory Reset Windows 10

by rajputrana In reply to How to perform a total sy ...

It's a rather straightforward procedure to carry out a manufacturing facility reset on your Windows 10 computer system. First, open the Start Food selection and choose the settings food selection (the cog symbol). Select "Update & Safety and security" from the pop-up screen and after that "Healing.".
You're after that provided with three options - Reset this PC, Go back to an earlier construct and also Advanced startup. If you choose Reset this PC, every little thing will be cleaned and you can begin with a fresh mount, while Go back to an earlier develop allows Windows Insiders testers to curtail to a previous version of Windows. The 3rd choice, Advanced Start-up, supplies the alternative too the PC from a recovery USB drive or disc.
After you've selected "Reset this PC" - the choice for re-installing Windows 10 on your computer, you can either select to maintain your data on the maker or remove whatever - the latter of which will certainly do as the name suggests - eliminate definitely every little thing.
It is necessary to note that whichever of these 2 options you choose, all applications will be gotten rid of from the computer and also whatever else will go back to their defaults. Although if the first option is chosen, any type of information will remain on the maker, you might find you won't be able to open them if you do not have the equivalent software application installed.
If you selected to eliminate every little thing, you will be asked to "Just eliminate my data" or "Remove files as well as clean the drive". The latter alternative will take much longer as the drive is properly eliminated. This is a good choice if you are providing the PC to another person. If you are keeping the computer system, pick the former for speed.
The following window will certainly advise you that you will not be able to curtail to a previous variation of Windows. If you more than happy keeping that, click 'next' to continue. After that click the Reset button as well as Windows will certainly then restart and also reset itself. This procedure will take a number of minutes. Finally, click proceed when prompted.
When the COMPUTER is rebooted, you can then re-install your apps, and also configure setups. If the system still crashes, there may well be a hardware trouble, in which situation a hardware engineer may need to inspect the system for any issues the PC could have.

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