Step 4: Windows 8 restarts and your computer logon displays. This article has also been viewed 156,325 times. For each external or internal devise you added to your computer after purchasing from Dell, refer to the documentation that came with the device for reinstallation instructions. This will prevent other users from accessing any remaining personal data that exists on your computer. Ran for a while, about 30 mins. This time, however, select Remove everything. Between a factory reset and a reinstall, it was tough.
Here you can choose to reset only the partion on which Windows 10 is installed, for example, C:drive or you can choose to reset all the partitions on the hard drive of your computer. When Windows 7 does not start correctly or not at all, there are three options to restore the Operating System on your computer to fix computer issues such as infections, corruption, crashes or to clear your personal information from the computer. In this guide, we will show you how to factory reset Windows 10 with screenshots. After the Windows 10 factory reset process has been completed, you can use it as a new computer. The manufacturer might have special partitions set up on the hard drive or might be able to provide a factory restore image.
Step 1: Access the settings menu by clicking the Notifications icon on the taskbar or pressing the Windows button + A. Go ahead to choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter key. Use this method when you cannot access your computer's desktop. You might even be planning to sell your computer. Dell is niet aansprakelijk voor verliezen, waaronder maar niet beperkt tot gegevensverlies en winst- of omzetderving, waarmee gebruikers kunnen worden geconfronteerd door het volgen van procedures of adviezen die worden beschreven in de Quick Tips. Those still on Windows 8 will need to click the Settings option on the right-hand side first, then select the Reinstall option.
Similarly, you should be able to refresh Windows 10 in order to speed things up a bit, and use the reset option to create a freshened-up, good as new operating system. Log in as a local user or the Administrator. One of these is the recovery partition, which Windows 10 uses to reset and restore itself. Informatie over oudere besturingssystemen Quick Tips worden gepubliceerd door de Dell Support Professionals die dagelijks problemen oplossen. Note: Alternatively, you can pick the Keep my files option if you want to restore the operating system to the factory settings without removing your personal data.
Remember, after you click on the Restore button, you might not be able to cancel the factory reset process. Note that System Restore is not perfect. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of our real-world benchmarks, including the Laptop Battery Test. When that does not work, refer to the Dell Knowledge Base article. In most cases, the key will be F11.
The second choice will also remove your personal files, while the last choice also reinstalls the original version of Windows that came on your laptop. After the restore operation is complete, click Finish to restart the computer. There are several reasons for this, such as installing tons of programs, not uninstalling programs correctly, virus or malware infections, messing with system files or settings, etc. Accessing Advanced Startup What if you need to roll back to a saved restore point, but cannot boot into Windows 10? Do , , , , or below for how you would like to open System Restore. When Command Prompt appears, type this command: rstrui. If you have a Windows account, use this; your desktop theme, shortcuts, browser favorites if you use Edge and some other settings will be synced back to the computer.
Most regular Windows 10 and Windows 8 users have this kind of access, which lets you run diagnostic and repair utilities, among other things. Unfortunately, System Restore is unable to cope with a Windows installation that has been compromised by malware. For more information on how to backup and restore your data, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article. For more information on how to backup your data, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article. Part 02 — Restore Windows 10 to Restore Point from Safe Mode The process for restoring Windows 10 to an earlier restore point from within the Safe Mode is identical to the one used when the operating system is booted normally.
If, on the other hand, you accidentally delete a file and it's not in your backup, you can restore it. A system restore will restore registry files and other Windows settings that are required for your computer to run efficiently. This makes System Restore the fastest solution; at the same time, however, it is also the least reliable. If one of these coincides with when Windows started to misbehave, then you can use the System Restore tool to reinstate the settings and software that were in place at that time. Over a period of time, most Windows systems become sluggish, sometimes to the point where we cannot use it to its full potential. In this screen Windows 10 tells you that it is going to reinstall the Windows 10 operating system without removing your personal files and folders.