Microsoft Windows 10. is by far, their biggest and most popular release. After having suffered lukewarm releases in the past few years, Microsoft put it all together for Windows 10, and also said that it is their last named release. Microsoft will still be upgrading the OS from time to time, but it will all happen under the Windows 10 name.

While Microsoft has addressed most of the glaring issues of the past, in this new OS, there are some issues that can render the Windows 10 OS unusable to the point where the screen even stays stuck, forcing a restart. If your Windows 10 PC is facing such issues, then there is one solution you can try before heading to the service center, and that is the factory reset.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to factory reset the Windows 10 PC.

Step 1. Open the ‘Settingsapplication on your Windows 10 PC. For quick access to the app, you can search for it in the Cortana search bar.

 

How to factory reset Windows 10

 

Step 2. Scroll through the settings menu and click on the ‘Update and Security‘ tab.

 

How to factory reset Windows 10

 

Step 3. In the update and security section, click on the ‘Recovery‘ tab on the section on the left hand side.

 

How to factory reset Windows 10

 

Step 4. On the right hand side of the window, click on the ‘Get Startedbutton under the ‘Reset the PC’ section.

 

How to factory reset Windows 10

 

You can now follow the instructions given on the screen to reset the Windows 10 PC to factory settings. Keep in mind that factory resetting the PC will lead to loss of all the data you have on your PC. In such cases, if you have any important content on the PC, you should take a backup of the same, before going ahead with the reset process.

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Another word of caution here, is that there are some third party apps that claim to assist you with this factory reset process, but to be very honest, you do not require these apps, as the feature is pre-installed, and the procedure is very simple. If you do not require any of the content on your PC, then you can simply go ahead with the factory reset process and in a few minutes, your PC will be ready.

If the problem on your Windows 10 does not get solved with a factory reset, you can then take it to the service center.