Restoring Windows is something very simple that we can achieve with the steps we now explain.
After a few months of use, is your computer getting slower and slower and not stopping having errors?
Here’s how to resolve these issues by restoring your system so we recommend that you be aware as we’re going to offer you a step-by-step guide explaining how to restore Windows step-by-step.
Over time, the various applications installed, photos and various video documents stored in memory lead to a general deceleration of our Windows computer and although you may have thought about deleting everything or even change computer, it will be enough to do a system reboot to restore some speed in the computer.
Steps to restore Windows
Returning the computer to factory settings is a really simple process that anyone can do, even users who don’t have particular computer skills.
The only advice is to pay special attention to the few steps that need to be taken. And most importantly, before you do it is necessary to make a backup of photos, videos and applications before continuing.
A Windows restart removes all traces of our documents, photos, videos and programs stored on the computer. Let us then see how to proceed
As we have already pointed out, the first step you should take before performing the Windows restore is to make a backup. This is an important step, which we can do with a third party program or with one of the tools present natively in Windows and more if you have Windows 10.
To back up Windows 10, in fact, just go to Backup Settings and choose the saving options that best suit your needs. Here, in fact, we will be able to select the contents that will be backed up and place them in a key or in an external hard disk that we will connect to our PC.
To make backups, go to Windows 10 Setup (click the gear icon on the left side of the screen when the Start menu opens), click Update and Backup, and then click Backup.
At this point, add an external drive (USB flash drive or external hard drive, as already mentioned).
Alternatively, as mentioned, we can use a cloud backup service to store all our data online, or use one of the many free backup programs.
How to perform a Windows restart
Once we have saved our most important data, we are ready to return the device to the factory configuration.
Go to Windows Settings (as mentioned, simply click the gear icon in the Start menu or type Settings in the search bar) and then scroll through the list of options to the Update and Security option.
At this point, a new tab will open and, from the various elements of the scrolling menu, click Restore.
At this point, we will be on the screen we are interested in to restore Windows 10 to factory settings: click Start in the Restart PC section and follow the procedure explained to remove all data in memory and speed up the PC.
First, Windows will ask if we want to run some of our files or if we want to restore the computer to its initial configuration. If we have already made a backup, we remove everything from our computer without fear.
Once this is done, the PC will ask if we want to delete only the personal files, thus keeping the drivers and software installed, or if we remove everything and clean the data storage unit.
As you can imagine, the first option is faster and more immediate, while the second may take a few hours, but will allow us to clean the hard drive (an ideal option, in short, if you want to sell or give your PC to someone).
Before the reboot, the computer will reboot, so if we notice an automatic reboot we will not be alarmed. In fact, during the entire recovery phase, the computer can be restarted several times.
Once the factory data recovery process is complete, the computer will start normally. At this point, we insert the data from our Microsoft account and we are ready to use the PC as if we had bought it. It will be faster, as we deleted files and programs that slowed it down.