How to Reformat a Windows 10 PC (Factory Settings)

How to Reformat a Windows 10 PC (Factory Settings)

/ Shayne Sherman

If your computer has been running slow and encountering occasional errors, maybe it’s time to reset your computer back to its brand-new state.

Windows 10 is prone to many issues like lost files, installing updates errors, and driver errors. The easiest way to fix these Windows issues is by doing a factory reset. Another reason for resetting Windows 10 is if you want to sell your computer. You don’t want someone else to have access to your important files and private documents.

Today, we are going to show you how to do a factory reset on your computer without the need to pay someone else to do it for you. Luckily, Windows has a built-in feature in case you want to reset your computer.

Follow this guide to reformat Windows 10. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Press on Windows Key on your keyboard

Step 2: Click on the Settings icon in the Start menu

Settings Icon

Step 3: On Windows Settings, Click on Update & Security

Update & Security

Step 4: On the side menu, Click on Recovery

Step 5: A reset this PC section will appear, under Reset PC click on Get Started

Reset PC

Step 6: A pop-up window will show, you can choose between removing everything or keeping your files.

Removing files options

It is advisable to select remove everything then just backup your files on a USB flash storage before proceeding.

Step 7: If you choose to remove everything, another pop-up will appear. Just select remove files and clean drivers

Remove files and clean the drive

Step 8: Click on Reset

Reset PC

Step 9: Click on Continue

Step 10: Wait for the process to finish (make sure that you don’t press the power button while the reset process is ongoing)

Step 11: After resetting your computer, insert your backup flash drive and restore your files.

Now that your Windows is restored to its brand new state, hopefully, you will see improvements in your computer’s performance.

How to reformat Windows 10

Press on Windows Key on your keyboard
Click on the Settings icon in the Start menu
On Windows Settings, Click on Update & Security
On the side menu, Click on Recovery
A reset this PC section will appear, under Reset PC click on Get Started
A pop-up window will show, you can choose between removing everything or keeping your files.
If you choose to remove everything, another pop-up will appear. Just select remove files and clean drivers
Click on Reset
Click on Continue
Wait for the process to finish (make sure that you don’t press the power button while the reset process is ongoing)
After resetting your computer, insert your backup flash drive and restore your files.
Now that your Windows is restored to its brand new state, hopefully, you will see improvements in your computer’s performance.