How to restore factory settings Windows 10 on Mac and PC

Sometimes Windows operating system on your PC or Mac in Boot Camp mode begins to malfunction. First, in this case, comes to mind ā€“ reinstallation of the OS. However, Windows 10 provides a way to return the OS to its original state by resetting the system to factory settings. The full reset clears the hard drive and reinstalls Windows, so no personal data, programs and files are not saved.

ATTENTION! Before to reset Windows 10 to factory settings, make sure to back up your data, otherwise they will be deleted without possibility of recovery.

How to reset Windows 10 to factory settings:

Step 1: Go to start menu and select “Settings” -> “Updates and security.

Step 2: In the left menu, select “Recovery”.

Step 3: Click “Start” under the inscription: “to Return the computer to its original state” and then select “Delete files and wipe disk”. This will delete all your files, apps and settings.

Step 4: Specify whether you want just to delete files, or delete files and clean the drive. The first method is faster but less safe. Select it if you are going to do to use a computer.

Step 5: Confirm your selection with “Continue” button. This will start the process of reinstalling Windows 10 and delete all of the files from the computer.

The computer will reboot and the reset process will pass through the system restore feature.

Since you have selected “Delete all”, once downloaded, the device will be as new. This method is useful to resolve different kind of problems. In addition, the factory reset is ideal for PC sales. Thus, the new owner won’t have access to any of your personal data and files.

There are many reasons why you have to return the device to its original state, just do not forget that after this procedure there will be only Windows.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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