Reset Windows 10

Modified on Tue, 09 May 2023 at 09:45 PM




Hit the Start button  then type reset and hit enter


Reset This PC



Next click on Get Started under Reset this PC



If you choose Keep my files it will take about 20 minutes – will keep some installed programs


If you choose Remove Everything it can take 1 hour plus


Be sure to backup any user files and/or folders that they may need prior to running the reset.



Start Windows 10 and on the login screen, click on the Power button. Hold down the Shift key and click restart. You will see the following screen. Make sure you hold the Shift key down when Windows is restarting and don’t release it until you see the first screen with the troubleshoot option. Click Troubleshoot.


On the next screen, click the Reset PC button.


You can choose to reset the PC and keep all your files and apps, or you can get a clean Windows 10 that’s almost as good as a fresh install.




That’s all it takes. You won’t need an installation disk to complete the reset and if your Windows was activated, you will not need to activate it again.

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