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Step-by-Step Guide: Resetting Windows 11

Sometimes, you need a factory reset because your device ran into a problem, or you just want to sell your computer. In this way, your PC can go back to the first day you bought it. In Windows 11, you can easily delete Windows partitions and reinstall from scratch. Therefore, you can simply make a change to factory settings. Some users don’t know how to reset Windows 11. In this article, we fully explained how to reset Windows 11 via settings and Windows search bar.

How to Factory Reset Windows 11 via Settings?

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Select Settings.

Note: You can find Settings if you pinned it in the Start Menu. If not, you can search it Windows.

  • Scroll down to Recovery in the system menu.

Note: The default of the settings is on the System menu in Windows 11. Scroll down and click Recovery.

  • Next to the Reset This PC Option, select Reset PC.
  • Decide to keep your files or delete everything. If you choose the option of Keep Files, so you can have your files, but if you choose Remove, so programs and any changes to settings will be deleted.
  • Choose the way of reinstalling Windows 11. You can decide to download it from the Internet, or use a recovery copy that you have on your device.
  • Approve the Settings.
  • Hit Next.
  • Select Restart on the last time to confirm.
  • Now, the device will begin to restart. you can see a screen, which shows Preparing to Reset. The PC will reset many times and then you will see a page which says Resetting This PC along with its progress percentage.
  • After finishing the process, Windows 11 will reinstall and also your devices will start from the setup screen.
  • You should pick some preferences and then log in with your Microsoft account.
  • Now, you can back to your desktop and use your PC again.

How to Factory Reset Windows 11 via Windows Search Bar?

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Windows Search Bar, Type and search Reset This PC.
  2. Select Open.
  3. In Reset This PC field, select Reset PC.
  4. Choose Remove Everything.
  5. Click on Local Reinstall.

Note: If it is not possible for you to reinstall Windows through Local Reinstall, then you can choose Cloud Download to reinstall Windows. Your computer must have enough space for Cloud Download.

  • Select Change Settings.
  • Choose the appropriate settings based on your request.
  • Select Confirm.
  • Hit Next after confirming the settings.
  • If you receive the following notification, choose Next to continue the reset procedure.
  • Select Reset to start installing Windows 11, then you can use your system after reinstallation.

Note: Ensure that the AC Adapter is connected during the reset process. Don’t force to shut down during the reset procedure to prevent any issue.


Resetting your Windows 11 is not a tough task, and you can easily do it if you face problem with your system. Have you ever reset your Windows 11? How did you do it? Share your ideas with us.

Reyhane A

Reyhane is an author and technology enthusiast who has a passion for writing about Windows tips and tricks. Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Reyhane always had an interest in technology, which led her to pursue a degree in computer engineering from the University of Tehran. After completing her studies, Reyhane began working as a software engineer, where she gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of technology. She soon discovered her love for writing, and began sharing her knowledge with others through her blog. Reyhane's blog quickly gained popularity, and she became known as an expert in the field of Windows tips and tricks. Her articles are known for being clear, concise, and easy to understand, making them accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of technical expertise. Today, Reyhane continues to share her knowledge with the world through her blog and YouTube channel, where she provides tips and tricks for Windows users to help them optimize their computer's performance and get the most out of their technology. In addition to her passion for technology, Reyhane enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid reader and is always on the lookout for new books to add to her collection. Reyhane's dedication to her work and her love for technology have made her a respected figure in the industry, and she continues to inspire and educate others through her writing and online content.

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