Windows 11’s factory reset pulverizes your computer’s files. The factory reset is often employed as a last resort for a number of Windows issues, but it also comes in handy when you need to reset the PC, especially when other techniques aren’t up to the task.

Don’t worry, the procedure isn’t difficult and will likely only require a few minutes. So, let’s get started on the factory reset right now.

Resetting Windows 11 To Factory Settings

Before you begin with the process of factory reset, make a backup of the data beforehand.A backup ensures that you havebackup data to be able to fall back on just in case things do not work out for whatever reason. After you’ve finished backing up the data, you canmove on to the process of factory resetting.

Here’s how to get going:

  1. Type ‘settings‘ into the field of the Start Menu search, then select the best match. You can also utilize the Windows key + I shortcut.
  2. Select System > Recovery from the menu bar.
  3. Go to the Recovery Menu and select Reset PC.
  4. Now you have the choice of keeping ‘my stuff’ or deleting everything. If you choose tokeep ‘my files,’ you’ll be able to keep all of your files while Windows is being reset. All of your stuff, including applications and settings on the PC, will be erased if you choose this option.
  5. Select either a local reinstall or a cloud download.
  6. Make any other adjustments you’d like and then click Next.
  7. Finally, select Reset.

Resetting outside of the Windows 11

From Settings

  • Reset the device by following the steps outlined above. When you get to the Recovery page, look for the option Advanced startupand select Restart Now. You’ll be reminded to save the work, and then you’ll need to select Restart now.
  • Your machine will reboot, and a blue screen will appear, prompting you to select an option. These options are subject to change. On some computers, you may have the option of continuing to Windows 11, booting from an external device, like a USB drive, turning off the computer, or troubleshooting. Click Troubleshoot if you wish to reboot your PC.
  • The follow-up screen allows you to reset the computer, recover it from a factory version, or access advanced options.
  • Before you choose to Reset, it’s a good idea to look at the advanced options. They feature a Startup Repair tool; Startup Settings, which allows you to restart to modify a range of Windows parameters (including Safe Mode); an option to delete updates (which are frequently the source of issues); System Restore; and many others.
  • If you wish to reset your computer, select that option; you will then be offered the choice of keeping the files or even deleting everything. Click on either to start the process; you may have to first enter the recovery key.

From the sign-in screen

  • Keep the Shift key pressed down while clicking the power symbol in the lower-right corner.
  • Restart while pressing down the Shift key.

From a black screen 

  • Ensure that your computer is shut off fully.
  • To turn on the computer, you will push the power button. Push the power button for around 10 seconds after it restarts (for instance, if you see the maker’s logo) until this system goes off again.
  • Do the on/off procedure a second time.
  • You should be able to enter Advanced settings>Start with “Choose an option”; then “Troubleshoot“; and later “Reset this PC” the third time you turn it on.
  • The factory reset process for Windows will begin as soon as you finish the aforementioned steps. Depending on your gear, the procedure can take several minutes or even up to an hour.
  • After you’ve installed your new Windows,following the reset, ensure you download all the necessary updates for the operating system. This not only maintains the security settings to current, but it also ensures that your PC is up to date.


Windows can be reset to its factory defaults.If you want to start your PC from scratch, the factory reset is the way to go. Don’t worry, this is a relatively typical approach to format documents nowadays.