How to factory reset Windows 11 Step by Step Guide

Factory reset is common for IT guys who want their laptops to their original state again for those who fill slow pc or laptops. It’s effective for those who want to remove malware and want to sell their computer.

In this guide, I can show how you can factory reset Windows 11 quickly with the Windows in Built tool. Window 11 is the best operating system yet that makes these easy. This action removes all your files, settings, preferences and other customizations. 

Note: take a backup before these processes because you can’t undo these after the reset, and all data is lost.

Below, we’ll guide you through how to factory reset Windows 11.

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How to factory reset Windows 11

  1. Press the Windows key
  2. Go to System, then Recovery
  3. Click “Reset PC”
  4. Configure how you want your Windows 11 PC reset

It’s a simple version of a guide for IT or Tech persons; the step-by-step guide below follows.

1. Press the Windows key

Press the Windows key
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Hit the Windows key to open the Windows 11 Start menu or click the option as shown in the image.

2. Head to Settings > System > Recovery

Head to Settings > System > Recovery
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It would help if you went to the Recovery subsection of the Windows 11 Settings menu. The quick way is to type “reset”  in the search bar as shown in the image, then press Enter, and the “Reset this PC” option is highlighted in the results, click on it, and it takes you to the right window.

Alternatively, you can click the Settings icon in the Start menu and then navigate to System > Recovery.

3. Click “Reset PC”

Click "Reset PC"
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You reached the Recovery subsection of the system setting, and you’ll see the recovery option here. Then click on the button “Reset PC’, as shown in the upper image.

4. Configure how you want your Windows 11 PC reset

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These pictures show how you want your Windows 11 PC reset.

You get two options, “keep my files” and “remove everything”; choose what you want with that.

If you choose 1st option, “keep my files”, this option backup all your files that are in /C Drive, like window settings, desktop files, download and etc.

If you choose 2nd option “remove everything”, it will wipe all your data, and you will get a fresh window.

Note: After choosing the upper options, the new two option that came before resetting the pc is to reinstall Window 11 from the cloud (it need an internet connection) or from a local drive. But for a local drive, you need an external drive to reinstall Windows 11 from; for a cloud install, you need to connect to the internet.