How to Reset Windows 8 To Factory Settings? Windows 8 is packed with 2 fantastic features to restore a Windows computer to its original state (first install) within minutes.
“Reset your PC” and “Refresh your PC” are 2 features that help you save your computer and save time when you have problems with Windows. Or when you want to give your computer to someone else.
The “Refresh your PC” option lets you refresh the computer by maintaining documents, personal settings, accounts and applications that are inside the computer.
While the option “Reset your PC” will restore your computer to its original state (first install).
By deleting all installed documents, files, settings and application account.
In this tutorial, let’s see how to use the “Reset your PC” feature to reset Windows 8 computers to their original state.
To get started, you must have Windows 8 installation media.
WARNING: All documents, pictures, settings, accounts and other data on your Windows 8 drive will be deleted when resetting Windows 8.
How to Reset Windows 8 To Factory Settings:
First of all Insert DVD Windows 8 into DVD ROM.
If you have an ISO file, simply mount it for use as an installation medium.
Open the Control Panel by going to the Start screen and clicking Control Panel.
And In the left pane in Control Panel. click General to view the “Refresh your PC” and “Reset your PC” features on the right side.
And In the “Reset your PC and start over” section, click on the “Get started” button to start Reset your computer.
Next, On the next screen, you will see a message stating that “Your personal files and apps will be removed. And your PC settings will be restored to their defaults”.
Just click the Next button to continue.
On the next screen, Windows will ask “Do your want to remove all files from all drives”.
If you just want to delete all the files on the Windows 8 installation drive, select “Only the drive where Windows is installed.
“But if you want to delete all files that are on all drives, select “All drives”.
You can click on “Show me the list of drives that will be effected”.
And to see all the drives that will be affected if you select “All drives”.
So again, if you just want to reset Windows 8 to its original settings, click on the first option, “Only the drive where Windows is installed”.
This is the last screen before resetting your computer to its original state.
On this screen you will see the message. This will permanently remove your personal files and apps from your PC and restore all settings to their defaults. Your PC will restart.
This will take a few minutes “. Click the Reset button to reboot the computer automatically and start the Reset process.
Windows will be rebooted and you will see the screen with the message “Preparing your PC” and “Resetting your PC”.
Within the next few minutes all your documents, apps and other settings will be removed to restore Windows 8 to its original state.
Once done, you will be offered on the screen to enter your product key.
Enter your Windows 8 product key and click the Next button to continue.
If you use Windows 8 Developer Preview, you can skip it because Windows 8 Developer Preview does not have a product key.
Last Finally. you will see a License Agreement screen where you need to check “I accept the license terms for using Windows”.
And click the Accept button to boot into Windows 8.
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