How do I reset the system and remove all of my personal files, apps and settings on Windows 10?

How do I reset the system and remove all of my personal files, apps and settings on Windows 10?

Introduction

This is the most invasive reset (or recovery/reinstall/refresh) option as it replaces the current Windows installation with a new one. Accounts, files, settings, ASUS customizations and Windows Store apps will be removed.

This option is useful for the users who want to start their PC over completely. It removes everything and reinstalls Windows and also disables the new “go back” (uninstall) capability for users who upgraded their system to windows 10.

 

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Get started

Click the “Start” button.

 

Click “Settings”.

 

Click “Update & security”.

 

Click “Recovery” then select “Reset this PC”.

Click “Get started”.

 

Click “Remove everything”.

The specific set of choices available to customers depends on their path to get to windows 10. Systems upgraded from windows 8.1 on a PC with an ASUS recovery partition, for example, will see a third recovery option.

 

According your need, select the appropriate choice.

If you have multiple partitions or drivers, you choose whether to reset “Only the driver there windows is installed” or “All drives”.

 

According your need, select the appropriate choice.

 

Click “Next”.

 

Click “Reset”.

This is the last screen in the sequence before the reset begins.

 

If the “Reset” function doesn’t work in the operating system. You can try the “WINRE (Windows Recovery Environment)” mode.

Please refer to the steps.

Click “Recovery” then select “Advanced startup”.

Click “Restart now”, the  operating system will reboot and into “WINRE (Windows Recovery Environment)” mode.

 

Select“Troubleshoot”.

 

Select“Reset this PC”.