How to Factory Reset HP Laptop Windows 10 [Easy Guide]

Factory Reset HP Laptop Windows 10” is one of the best method to fix any problems or bugs occurred in your computer and/or reset all the modification made in settings of your HP laptop based on Windows 10 to the default. “Windows 10 reset” allow you to repair your computer by reinstalling your Windows 10 Operating System. So, if want to reset your Windows 10 based HP laptop for some reasons, then you can read our article carefully.

Reset your PC” is feature of Microsoft Windows 10 OS allows you to restore Windows Operating System to its factory default configuration. This operation removes everything including your files and reset all the settings to default.

Once resetting Windows 10 operation successfully performed, your HP laptop will be in same state when you purchased or installed clean Windows 10 on your laptop. However, all the drivers for the all the connected peripherals will be reinstalled. It means this operation will also fix System drivers problems.

Note that all your installed applications and settings will be reset with “Windows 10 factory reset operation”. However, you will have choice to keep your personal files safe if you want. If your personal files are nothing personal and/or you want to go for deleting your personal data as well, then you can choose “remove all files” option while resetting.

But before performing Factory Reset HP Laptop Windows 10 operation, you should make sure that your all personal files or data stored in HP laptop are either saved on some external storage device like external hard drive, pendrive and/or on cloud. If not, you should create backup or keep backup of your all files or data that could help you to restore your personal data in case of damage during Windows 10 reset operation. Once backup created, then you can go for resetting HP laptop operation.

How to Factory Reset HP Laptop Windows 10 with “Windows Settings”?

Step 1: Make sure you have backup of your personal files or data

Step 2: Press “Windows + I” keys together from keyboard to open “Settings” App

Step 3: In the opened “Settings” App, go to “Update & Security > Recovery”

Step 4: Click on “Get started” button under “Reset This PC” section

Step 5: In next window, click either “Keep my files” or “Remove everything” depending on whether you want to keep you files intact. Note that “Remove everything” option will remove all files including photos, documents and programs. So, before performing with this option, make sure you have strong backup.

Step 6: In next window, select “Just Remove my files” or “Remove files and clean the drive”. These options appear when you choose “Remove everything” in prior step.

Step 7: Now, click on “Next > Reset”

Step 8: In the next prompt, click on “Continue”

Step 9: This process may take a while for it to complete. Once done, reboot your computer to see the changes.

How to Factory Reset HP Laptop Windows 10 using “Windows Recovery Environment”?

You can Factory Reset HP Laptop using Windows Recovery Environment if you can’t normally boot into Windows 10. To do so, follow our instructions below.

Step 1: Turn OFF your HP Laptop and disconnect al the external peripherals including printers, USB drives, etc from your laptop

Step 2: Also remove all the recently added internal hardware

Step 3: Now, press “Power” button of HP laptop to turn ON

Step 4: When System starts booting, press “F11” key repeatedly until you see the “Chose a option” screen

Step 5: Once “Choose a Option” screen appeared, select “Troubleshoot > Reset This PC”

Step 6: Select “Keep my files” or “Remove everything” option in next prompt

Step 7: Select “Just remove my files” or “Remove files and clean the drive”

Step 8: Now, click on “Next > Reset > Continue”, the resetting process will start.

Step 9: Wait to the complete the process. Once done, restart your computer to see the effects.

How to update System drivers on HP laptop Windows 10?

Windows 10 reset operations have restored your HP laptop to its factory settings with the steps mentioned above. The next step you must follow is to check for latest drivers for your Operating System. To do so, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together form keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager” window, expand each category including Display Adapters and others device categories and ensure that you won’t miss any drivers

Step 3: Right-click on driver and select “Properties”

Step 4: In the opened “Properties” window, click on “Driver” tab and then click on “Update Driver”

Step 5: In next window, select “Search automatically for updated driver software”

Step 6: This will automatically detect/install the latest driver for your device

Step 7: Once driver installed or updated, reboot your computer to see the changes.


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