Hi everyone in this article I’m explaining about how to factory
reset a laptop.
If you need to give your laptop fresh start, we'll tell you
how to factory reset a laptop.
Restoring your laptop to the state it came out of the
factory can be handy for a number of different reasons. Perhaps you're having
problems with your laptop's performance, a virus or you simply want to sell it
on and remove all your programs, files, passwords and other sensitive information.
In these situations, a recovery partition is your friend. See also: How to
speed up a computer.
It's a little more difficult than a smartphone or a tablet
but we'll show you how
to do it step by step:
Most laptops don't come with recovery discs any more but if
yours does then this is still a fairly easy way of performing a factory reset.
If you didn't get any discs in the box, then there's a good chance your laptop
has a recovery partition.
This is a hidden part of the hard drive which safely stores
a complete copy of Windows, drivers and extra programs. You can use it return
your laptop to the exact state it was in the first day you had it - and it will
perform just the same, too. This guide will show you how to access and use the
recovery partitions to factory reset your laptop.
How to factory reset a laptop:
Step 1: Backup any data which you wish to keep before performing a
You will probably want to copy everything from your user
documents, photos, music and videos. The factory reset will
delete all these along
with any programs you've installed since you got your
Step 2: Start-up or reboot your laptop.
Step 3: During the start-up process, hit the appropriate F key or
which we have listed below for your manufacturer.
Note: There is often a small window of opportunity to strike
the key so don't worry if
it takes you a few attempts. We advise pressing the
key multiple times.
- Acer – Alt + F10
- Asus – F9
- Dell/Alienware – F8
- HP – F11
- Lenovo – F11
- MSI – F3
- Samsung – F4
- Sony – F10
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