How to reset a Windows 11 PC to factory settings - Windows Basics


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

How to reset a Windows 11 PC to factory settings

If for some reason your Windows 11 PC suddenly runs slow, behaves abnormally, crashes. Or you are about to sell the device, do a clean installation and want to return the system to its "original" state, the best way is to factory reset the device. At that time, all data as well as packages set up on the system can be cleaned up like a completely new device.

Factory reset Windows 11

1. Open the Settings app on your Windows 11 PC. Do this by pressing the Windows + I key combination.

2. In the Settings interface that appears, from the list on the left, click on the System item.

3. On the System settings page, click Recovery.

4. In the Recovery menu, under the Reset this PC option, click Reset PC.

Immediately the Reset this PC window will appear on the screen. In this window, choose one of the following two options:

  • Keep My Files: Select this option to delete existing applications and installation packages on the system, but will keep your personal files.
  • Remove Everything: Select this option to remove everything on the system, including your apps, settings, and even your personal files. This will be the optimal option if you intend to sell or give away your device to someone else.

After you select an option, the How Would You Like to Reinstall Windows screen will appear. If you want to reinstall Windows 11 from the cloud, select Cloud Download. In case you want to do a traditional local installation, select the Local Reinstall option.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the system reset. When the factory reset is complete, the initial setup screen will appear as if it were your first time installing. put your PC.

Hope you are succesful.

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