We all need a PC or laptop for our various tasks. And when you buy a computer from a manufacturer like Dell, HP, or Acer, it comes with some trial software and unsightly customizations. This is known as “Bloatware”.
Due to these reasons, after some time of use, your computer may slow down and some errors may appear. And in this case, you can be encouraged to restore the factory setting again. But, you should not factory setting your computer first. Anyway, here I want to tell you that you should not factory setting your computer and you can do something else instead.
In today’s tune, I’ll show you that method. So that you don’t have to do factory setting first if you have any problem. Let us, however, move to the main discussion.
Do you need to reset your computer?
Whether or not you reset your computer depends on a few factors. Depending on the situation I would recommend you to reset your computer. And for example, if you want to sell the computer and don’t want to keep any settings you made on it, then resetting may be a good choice for you.
However, if your computer is experiencing any kind of technical issues, computer takes longer to start up, internet connection issues, poor battery life and other issues, then resetting your computer is not necessary or the best course of action. Rather, you can solve these problems in other ways.
Problems with your PC can have many possible causes, which are impossible to cover. But the first thing you should do in this case is, first you from the keyboard Windows + I key press After that Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Additional troubleshooter Go to Options. Here you can find your problem and you can fix them from here. For example, if your computer has an audio or printer problem, troubleshooting it from here will have Windows automatically try to fix it.
However, you have to keep in mind that it cannot fix your PC’s hardware problems. For example: if you reset from settings, it will not help to solve your computer fan or graphics card problem. In this case, you have to repair those computer parts or replace them with new ones. This method will only solve your PC software problems.
What is the problem with PC factory reset?
Let me ask you a question first, and that is: What does factory reset mean? This means restoring your computer to the state it was in when it left the factory. That is, if you factory reset a PC or any device, it will go back to the settings at the time of purchase.
When you booted your pre-built computer for the first time, your computer system was factory reset. Just because you’re using that laptop or PC doesn’t mean you’re using the latest version of that operating system. Rather, it can be customized in various ways. This is because most manufacturers install and customize systems in different ways. For example: Installing relevant drivers. But you can get it through windows update.
This is often done more for the benefit of manufacturers than consumers. Although it is used to highlight the brand features of those manufactures. For example, you can see that PCs have their branded wallpaper built-in and setup some essential applications. You’ll also often find, along with other content, some less useful programs pre-installed.
These softwares on your new PC may be trial versions (especially antivirus softwares). Basically you didn’t ask these things to be on your computer and it means a lot to your device as well. And these programs are bloatware, which take up valuable drive space on your computer. However, they can also be a security risk.
If you factory reset your computer, it will delete all programs and data you have added. And this matter certainly cannot be a correct decision.
How to refresh your computer without factory reset?
It is very rare that taking your computer to factory settings is the right decision. Follow the steps below to know how you can reset your computer without doing a factory reset.
How to Remove Bloatware
This is a trick you can use. If you don’t want to install fresh system, then you can delete the bloatware that comes with your system. And this is an easy way to get rid of your computer junk.
And to do this, you first Windows + I Press the key and then AppsGo to Then on the next page you will see the list of all the apps installed on your computer. Then you can select some application from this list and uninstall it.
To know which programs to remove from your computer This is the link can see These programs are of no use to your system and need to be removed. But remember that you should never remove drivers or other important system utilities. Because it can make your system unstable later on.
How to best reset your computer?
Windows 10 makes resetting your computer incredibly easy. Here you can choose whether to keep your files, keep pre-installed apps or delete everything.
Although this process should be smooth, it is best to back up your own data.
To reset your computer’s settings, just like before Windows + I Press the key and then Update & Security > Recovery Go to Options. Then from above Get started Click the button.
Then a popup window will appear in front of you and where you will get two options.
- Keep my files
- Remove everything
From here you can reset the system settings according to your needs. However, for what reason and from which of these two options it is better to reset, now we need to know that.
1. Keep my files
You may want to select this option. If you select this option, it will reinstall Windows Ten and remove the drives in your installed apps. And at the same time it will revert your changed settings.
In the next step, decide how you want to reinstall your Windows first. If you are not sure, select Cloud download.
After that, Change setting Click on the option. Now here you can decide whether you want to restore the previously installed apps or not. And these come with your computer from before and are likely to be bloatware. So in your case it would be better not to include these.
Then when everything is selected, you click on the Confirm > Next button and proceed to the next step.
2. Remove everything
If you want to erase your data, apps, drivers and settings from your computer, then you can choose this option. By selecting this option you will lose all data on your C drive.
So first, decide how you want to re-install Windows.
What happens next, you will see briefly on the next screen. Then before you continue, click on Change Settings. Now you can toggle Clean data and delete files from all drive options. If you sold your computer and all the drives that came with it, you can turn on these two options, and then reset the PC.
Once these are selected, click on the Confirm > Next option below and follow the next steps. Since I won’t be resetting my computer here, I can’t show you screenshots of the next steps. You will read each option and select them.
You can solve many problems without factory setting your computer. In this case you can remove the bloatware from the system and by doing this the unnecessary programs will be removed from your computer.
If you ever need a driver or tool, you can download it from the manufacturer’s website. So, this is the end of today. Thank you, Assalamu Alaikum.