Previously, a restart of the operating system of a computer involved a reinstallation, which in most cases meant the loss of all data and system settings. Luckily, it is now much easier to restore operating systems like Windows 10 . If Microsoft software creates problems, then a restore may be the solution. Thus, you should consider this option if your computer is very slow, the operating system crashes continuously, certain functions and applications work in a limited way, or if you intend to sell your laptop..
The options available to restore Windows 10 are many and varied . We show you the best three.
With this first option to restore Windows 10 to factory settings, all personal data is saved , but installed programs are deleted. The main requirement for restoring the operating system is that Windows 10 can be started properly. Restore can only be carried out through system settings..
It's just as easy to restore previous versions of Microsoft operating systems. In our guide on restoring Windows 8 we tell you how you can restore to factory settings in this previous edition of Windows.
Another way to restore Windows 10 is by rebooting with the free Media Creation Tool, which is primarily used to prepare a bootable USB or other media for reinstalling the operating system. However, this tool can also restore the operating system, which is a good idea especially if you have tried unsuccessfully to repair and the operating system appears to be faulty..
The Media Creation Tool application was designed, first of all, to create installation media. Of course, with the tool you can also restore previous versions such as Windows 7, but the ideal is to use the tool to create a bootable USB memory from which you can install Windows on any connected computer.
With the option to restore Windows 10 to factory settings, the operating system returns to the original point where your computer or laptop was the day you started it for the first time. Thus , the manufacturer's applications are kept, but all other applications and programs installed by you , as well as personal data, are erased. The advantage of an operating system reset to its default settings is that it performs much better and usually returns to initial performance.
If you want to save your data with the restoration to factory settings, you must make a backup beforehand.