How to Reset Windows 10 Laptop?

Most of the Windows 10 users have a habit of formatting their laptops when they start behaving abnormally or the performance is drastically reduced. Some circumstances during abnormal behavior of Windows 10 laptop allows taking data backup, whereas sometimes, it doesn’t allow its users to take a backup before formatting. Usually, this situation like this occurs, when your laptop is severely affected by harmful viruses or malware, file structure corruption, etc. Some people go for formatting the drive to overcome the issue, whereas some users opt for resetting their Windows 10 laptop to a previous restore point. Obviously, formatting a laptop’s hard drive results in deletion of entire files stored in that respective drive.


If you don’t take a data backup or the laptop doesn’t allow you to take a backup before formatting, then it leads to huge data loss. In situations like this, how to recover files from a formatted laptop? Even after formatting the laptop, still, you can recover your data, unless and until the deleted files are not overwritten with new files. Then, you need to rely on some powerful third party data recovery tool. Remo Recover is one among the best data recovery tools. Utilize Remo Recover utility and get back your files in just three easy-to-execute steps.

Instead of formatting the laptop in such situations, resetting Windows 10 to its previous version is the right choice. But, before resetting Windows 10 laptop, it is suggested to backup all the essential files and folders on some external storage drives. After taking proper data backup, you can proceed further to reset your Windows 10 laptop. Here is the procedure to reset your laptop in Windows 10.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings. You can navigate to settings bar by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.

Step 2: Select “Update and Security”

Step 3: Click Recovery in the left pane

Windows displays you the three options namely, Reset This PC, Go back to an earlier build, and Advanced Startup. Reset This PC is the right option for starting fresh. Advanced Startup will let you boot off a recovery USB drive or disc, whereas “Go back to an earlier build” is made for the Windows insiders who want to roll back to a previous version of the operating system.

Step 4: Click Get Started under Reset This PC.

Step 5: Now, Click either “Keep my files” or “Remove everything”. It depends on whether you want to keep your data files intact on your laptop or want to remove everything. However, all your settings will return to their defaults and Apps will be uninstalled if you select either of these two options.

Step 6: Select either “Remove files and clean the drive” or “Just remove my files”, If you have selected to “remove everything” in the previous step. Cleaning the entire drive takes longer time but will make sure that, if you are selling away your computer, the next person will find it hard to find the erased files. If you want to keep your laptop with you, then choose “Just remove my files” option.

Step 7: Click on “Next” option, if Windows warns you that you won’t be able to roll back to a previous version of OS.

Step 8: Click Reset when prompted.

Step 9: Click Continue when prompted.

After resetting your Windows 10 laptop successfully, restart it. This completes the process of resetting your Windows 10 laptop to its previous restore point. I hope, now the performance of your laptop, as well as the other issues you faced are resolved.

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