If you own a Microsoft Surface or a Microsoft Surface Pro and want to reset the device to the Windows 10 factory defaults then follow this article.
The reason why you may want to do this is:
- you find the laptop/tablet is running slow
- you want to pass the laptop to someone else and want to make sure you delete all the apps, personal files from the laptop device
- you plan to sell it
- a driver or system file is missing
- you keep getting blue screens of death (BSOD)
The simplest way to reset the device is to follow these steps in Windows 10:
- Go to the system settings by click on Start – Settings
- Click on Update & Security
- Click on Recovery
- Click on Get Started
- Select Remove everything if you don’t need all your local files and apps. If you intend to keep the files and apps then select Keep my files. If you intend to sell the laptop, make sure you select Remove everything.
- Select Local Reinstall if you don’t want to download Windows 10. You would be saving 4G of your download data and using the local reinstall would be faster.
- Click Next
Then let it run to complete the reinstall of Windows. You can watch this video for more help if required.
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