Are you having issues with your laptop computer? Even if they are becoming more dependable and durable, laptops are still prone to having their operating systems corrupted or damaged by malicious software like viruses or spyware.

In addition, there are situations when the typical solutions, such as removing viruses or resetting Windows, are ineffective in fixing the problem. If this is the case, returning your laptop to the condition it was sent from the manufacturer may be a useful solution for you.

This post will demonstrate how to do a factory reset on a laptop running Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP on a Lenovo, HP, or Acer computer while preserving all of the user's information.

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Why People Need to Factory Reset Computer?

The term "factory reset" refers to a function already installed on your devices, such as a computer, phone, or another device. This feature utilizes the software already installed on the device to delete all of the information stored on the device's internal storage.

Resetting to factory settings may assist address significant program failures and problems with the operating system. They can even assist in re-establishing a robust link between the hardware and the BIOS, allowing the computer to operate at the same rate and consistently as it did when it was first manufactured.

You have to have an enterprise layer to your network that enables remote wiping if your computer network is sturdy enough, which it ought to be if you take information technology security very seriously.

You should be able to initiate that wiping whenever the policy calls for it, in which case it can even be automated. You should also be able to do so whenever you need to do it directly from anywhere inside the network and occasionally even from outside of it.

1. How to Factory Reset Lenovo Laptops?

One may easily do a system restore on a Lenovo laptop, just as on any other computer. If you need to delete everything on your hard drive or get rid of viruses on your laptop, follow the instructions below to utilize Lenovo's Onekey Recovery to return it to its factory settings.

Step 1: First, check to see whether you have the Lenovo Onekey Recovery software installed on your laptop. If there isn't, you may obtain the appropriate driver for your laptop model from the Lenovo website and then install it.

choose recovery for Lenovo

Step 2: Boot into System Recovery.

Way 1: Using the Onekey Recovery program (If you can boot Windows)

Start the Onekey Recovery application, then choose System Recovery from the menu. If you receive a confirmation notification, be sure you click the Yes button.

select system recovery

Way 2: Using Novo Button (if you're unable to boot Windows)

Even if your Lenovo laptop is unable to load the Windows operating system properly, you may still boot it into Recovery mode. To do this, you will need to turn off the laptop first, then hit the Novo button, a little button with an "up" and "down" symbol next to the power button. Make your selection of the Lenovo Onekey Recovery system from the Novo Button Menu, then press Enter to continue.

use novo recovery

Step 3: Two different paths may be taken while using the Recovery mode. You have the option to Restore from the backup that was made initially.

select your preferred path

Step 4: Start the repair procedure by clicking the Next button. You only need to wait till the healing process is finished.

2. How to Factory Reset HP Laptops?

If you want a full factory reset on your HP laptop, the Settings program in Windows is the quickest and most convenient option. However, this will only work if your machine can start and operate properly. If you can't access Settings on your laptop, check out the following section.

Step 1: To avoid running out of power during the reset, plug in your laptop.

Step 2: Select "Settings" from the Start menu.

Step 3: Using the Settings search box, enter "reset this PC" and choose it from the results.

choose to reset this PC

Step 4: Click "Get started" under the Reset this PC heading at the top of the page.

Step 5: The Choose an option page allows you to choose whether you want to keep your files or delete them all. Choose to delete Everything from the computer if you're getting rid of it.

choose to keep my files

Step 6: Answer questions on how to restart your laptop. You may be offered the option of downloading Windows from the cloud or installing it on your computer. The cloud download will be more current, but it will need up to 4 GB of space on your laptop.

Step 7: Upon seeing the "Ready to reset this PC" message, click "Reset."

3. How to Factory Reset Acer Laptops?

If Acer Care Center is installed, you may revert your laptop's settings to their factory defaults. Backup and restore your system settings and networking drivers using Acer Care Center software.

Let us show you how:

Step 1: Acer Recovery Management may be found by searching for Recovery in the search bar on your laptop.

click on acer recovery management

Step 2: Click on Recovery Management. 

Step 3: Restart your computer by clicking the Get started button next to Reset your PC in Acer Care Center.

Step 4: Then, choose to Remove Everything.

click on remove Everything

Step 5: Click remove my files or Remove files and clean the drive depending on your needs.

Step 6: Now, click the Reset button.

click on reset

Note: To complete the reset, follow the on-screen prompts.

Regret Chance: Backup Before Factory Resetting Computer

All these above are about how to factory reset a computer. However, before resetting all the data on your computer, it's necessary for you to backup and restores all your important data and files of your computer. Here a third-party tool -- EaseUS Todo Backup is recommended. 

In addition to full, incremental, and differential backups, EaseUS Todo Backup is an amazing Windows backup image program. Users have a variety of options when it comes to data backup. Windows users may also set up a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual backup strategy for their PC. Other than backup, it can create backups of the disk, partition, OS, and files and save backups to local drives, NAS, network, and cloud. It supports advanced backup options such as incremental and differential backup, scheduled backup, encrypted backup, set backup frequency, enabled image reserve strategy, and more.

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If you do not know how to backup your Mac computer's important data or files automatically and easily, EaseUS Todo Backup is recommended. It can not only save your energy but also securely save your data.  Some functions or benefits of this tool are listed here:

  • One-click backup and instant recovery with high efficiency
  • High-speed backup recovery when your computer fails to boot due to a virus/malware attack, system crash, BSOD, or hardware corruption.
  • Basic Backup Scheduling
  • Encrypt Backup Drive to Protect Your Data
  • help users to follow the 3-2-1 backup rule
  • Restore System to Dissimilar Hardware

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Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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