Every once in a while it’s a good idea factory reset windows 11. This is great because it allows us to “revive” our computer, after restarting it to its original state the PC will work faster for a while.
It is always advisable to have a backup of our files and format our computer every 6 months. On some occasions before, depending on the use we give it.
Factory reset Windows 11
The first thing we will have to do is press Windows + i to access the System Configuration section. After this, we are going to have to go to System and then we will click on Recovery.
In the Recovery Options section, we are going to click on Reset PC next to Reset this PC.
Here we are going to see a new window that will offer us two options. The first is to keep all my files (photos, videos, applications, settings, etc.) The second is to delete everything and leave the operating system as new (the default settings).
We must bear in mind that the second option deletes absolutely everything: applications, images, videos, settings, customizations, etc. So, before proceeding with this option, we recommend having a backup.
In the next step we will see how to reinstall Windows 11. We can download it from the cloud with a fresh copy of the installation.
We also have the option of local reinstallation, which uses the existing files on the computer. If the computer is from the likes of Asus, Lenovo, Dell, etc., this process will install all drivers immediately.
However, if we have an internet connection, Windows 11 takes care of one way or another to install all the drivers (controllers) automatically. So this shouldn’t be a problem.
After clicking on Next, we will have to Reset the PC, the ideal if we decide to Delete everything is to enable Erase Data to be able to clean the unit. It’s not a bad idea to do this because it removes absolutely everything, including malware.
We will proceed to click on Reset.
The computer will take a few minutes to restart and continue the process, we will not have to touch anything from now on.
After this, Windows 11 will reboot and start the installation process of the operating system. We must consider that this can take time (a few hours) and at a certain moment, we will have to answer several questions to be able to configure the new installation of the OS.