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How To Reset Windows 10 To Default Factory Settings

Microsoft’s Windows is definitely not one of the most stable operating systems out there. If you have been using Windows operating system for a while, then you might be well aware of the bugs on the platform.

On regular usage, Windows users often face problems like device lagging, overheating, unusual behavior of PC components, etc. Although all these problems can be easily fixed with the help of Windows troubleshooter, sometimes users just need to factory reset their device.

If you have been using Windows 10 for a while, then you might know that the operating system has a ‘Reset this PC’ feature. The feature basically reset Windows PC to its factory default state. So, in this article, we are going to share the two best methods that would help you to Reset Windows 10.

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Steps To Reset Windows 10 To Default Factory Settings

It’s worth noting that the Windows 10 reset will probably remove all important files and folders. So, before you reset your PC, make sure to have a proper backup of your most important files and folders. Once you have a proper backup, follow the methods given below.

1. Using Windows Settings

Step 1. First of all, in your windows, click on the Notification Center option at the right bottom. And then click on All Settings options there.

Notification Center

Step 2. Now scroll down and select the “Update and Security” option on the windows settings dialog box.

Windows Settings

Step 3. Now there select the recovery section at the left corner. And at the right, you will see the option reset this PC there click on Get Started.

Reset this PC

Step 4. Now a popup will appear and you will have two options Keep my files and another to Remove everything. If you select the first one then your data will remain on your computer and if you select the second one then all the files and installed programs will get cleared so choose the right one.

Choose an option

Step 5. Now another page will display the warning about the removal of installed programs there you again have to click on the next option.

Your apps will be removed

Step 6. Now on another page, you will get the final warning including the apps that would get removed out after this reset, simply click on reset to proceed. Now your windows will start resetting to its initial setting and your PC

Ready to reset this pc

Step 7. During the reset, your Windows will restart and take several minutes to reset itself. Once finished, you will be prompted to choose an option simply Click Continue when prompted.

Choose an option

That’s it! you are done, after complete boot up your windows is now in the initial mode of factory settings and your PC will now perform better than previous.

2. Reset Windows 10 From CMD

Well, there’s no way to reset Windows 10 computer via the Command Prompt. However, the Command prompt will open the System recovery page from where you can easily choose to reset your computer. Follow some of the simple steps given below to reset Windows 10 from CMD.

Step 1. First of all, right-click on the Windows button and select the option ‘Command Prompt (Admin)’

Open CMD

Step 2. On the elevated command prompt, you need to enter the command ‘systemreset’ (without quotes) and hit the Enter button.

Step 3. This command will take you to the system reset page where you need to select between ‘Keep my files’ and ‘Remove Everything’. For hard reset, you need to select ‘Remove Everything’

Remove everything

Step 4. On the next page, select the option ‘Just remove my files’.

Just remove my files

Step 5. In the final step, click on the ‘Reset’ button.


That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use CMD to reset Windows 10 computers.

With this, you can effortlessly restore back your windows 10 to its factory settings. Hope you like this, do share with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this.

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Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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