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How do I reset my PC? Problems will disappear as soon as the hand subtracted

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By resetting a computer, we can understand two actions. The first is to restart the computer. The second action is the so-called reset to the initial state, that is, reinstalling a clean system with or without keeping our private files.

In the past – before the days of Windows 7 – it was good to carry out such an operation about once a year. Usually, after such a time, the system began to muddle, i.e. simply slowed down its operation or caused other problems. Practically speaking, since the launch of Windows 10, resetting the computer to its initial state is already much less often required. Modern systems run for a long time, without displaying major signs of wear or the need to refresh.

Nevertheless, sometimes there are situations when Windows visibly slows down, or there are unexpected problems with operation. In this case, instead of tediously (and often unsuccessfully) investigating their source, it is much better and easier to reset the computer to its initial state.

Our guide will dispel any doubts about this simple action. This is nothing more than reinstalling the system, without the need for additional media. Everything is done with one option built into the system.

How do I reset my PC?

The easiest way is to type the word “reset” into the Windows search engine and then select Reset PC settings.

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After opening the System/Recovery settings, click on the selected option Reset PC settings.

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The moment of choice has come – do you want to keep your files private or delete them and have only a clean operating system? Both options remove all programs except those that run Windows by default (such as OneDrive, Edge, or Microsoft Teams).

I assume that during such an operation it is worth copying your private files to a separate disk – thus we will minimize the risk of loss if something goes wrong in the case of resetting the computer.

After selecting the option we are interested in, the computer will be reset – the system will be installed from scratch, disk space will be freed up and we will have to reinstall all the applications we are interested in, and often drivers. Depending on the type and speed of the disk, the whole operation should take from a few to several minutes or more.

Resetting your computer to its initial state is a popular, simple and most importantly effective way to deal with slow work or problems with the operation of Windows. Not only will we often get rid of problems, but the operating system will work like new ones.

Of course, this is not a miracle remedy for all anomalies related to the operation of the computer, because they can be caused even by hardware problems – in this case, no reset will free us from errors.

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Harsh Singh

Harsh Singh

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