Factory resetting your PC is important if you plan to recycle or sell it. The directions for resetting a PC depend on the type of operating system it is running, not the brand of the PC. Windows has a wizard that helps you reset your PC back to factory settings, all you have to do is navigate there.Continue Reading
Find the settings icon, which is found in your Windows 8 menu.
After you get into settings, there is a side menu that comes up next to your profile page. Update and Recovery is at the very bottom of this menu.
After you click Update and Recovery, another side menu pops up. Recovery is at the bottom of this new list.
In the white space next to the side menu, three options should appear. You want the middle option, which is Remove everything and reinstall Windows.
After you click the Get Started button under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, follow the prompts on the screen. This restores your Acer PC back to factory settings.
To reboot a Dell laptop to its factory settings hold the appropriate function key while the computer starts up. When the Advanced Boot Option screen appears, use the Repair menu to reboot the computer to its original settings.Full Answer >
To restore a Compaq laptop to factory settings, insert an HP system recovery disk and follow the on-screen directions. If no disk is available, the system must be reset manually using the HP recovery stored on a separate area of the Compaq laptop's hard drive.Full Answer >
A laptop can be reset to factory defaults in one of two ways, using either a boot up CD — in which case the CD should be placed in the drive prior to start-up, then follow the instructions to restore factory settings — or enabling the recovery partition which is found on laptops without a CD drive. A recovery partition is only found on newer laptops and can only be accessed during the start-up process.Full Answer >
Restoring factory settings on a Toshiba laptop is a process that involves turning off the laptop, removing all the peripherals, pressing the zero key while turning on the laptop, choosing the "Recovery of Factory Software" option from the Recovery Wizard and finally restarting the laptop. This process, which uses a special system recovery image stored in a secret location on the hard disk, may vary from machine to machine with some of the machines asking for disks (multi-disk packages).Full Answer >