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Backup Files & Programs before Factory Reset Windows 10 PC

2016-08-30 16:59:25 Posted by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Windows 10 keep your files option in Reset This PC just keep the data, settings and apps that were installed with Windows 10. That means you have to reinstall all of your applications and desktop programs you have installed and reconfigure your settings. So here we teach you how to backup files and applications before factory reset windows 10 PC using a third-party backup software. Try it to avoid all the tedious work and the potential factory reset stuck or failed issue.

Why you need to backup files and applications before factory reset windows 10 PC?

Factory reset windows 10 is the only solution when your Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer freezes, crashes, locks up, is running slowly, infected with virus or just won't running the way it should due to unknown reasons. But as we know, it will also bring the laptop or desktop to its defaults, wiping your hard drive, including apps, all your files…everything, and then reinstalling Windows. Even Windows 10 offers the options to keep your files during the process, it just keeps the data, settings and apps that were installed with Windows 10. That means you have to reinstall all of your applications and desktop programs you have installed, and reconfigure your settings. To avoid all these tedious work, you can try third-party backup software to backup files and applications before factory reset windows 10 PC. It will also helpful to rescue your files when the factory reset stuck or failed due to certain errors.

Factory reset Windows 10 PC while keeping your files

Best software to backup files and programs before factory reset windows 10 PC

To effectively and safely backup files and installed programs before factory reset windows 10 computer, you should find a reliable Windows backup software. As there are so many such utilities on Google, which one you can trust is a problem. Here, to save you time and effort, we would like to recommend you EaseUS free backup software. Coming with many advanced and flexible backup features, it can help you backup your system, files, settings, disks, partitions with ease. 

To backup files & installed apps before factory reset windows 10, follow these steps:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS free backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Launch EaseUS backup freeware to backup Microsoft Office before reformatting hard drive or PC

Step 2. Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to backup, and then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Note: You’d better create the backup file in some other storage media or in some other drive. If not, there may be a risk of the backup file getting corrupted or destroyed.

Select a destination to backup Microsoft Office before reformatting hard drive or PC

Step 3. Click "Proceed" to backup files & installed apps before factory reset windows 10 PC.

After finishing all the above steps, you can backup files and installed programs before factory reset windows 10 computer with success. And then, you can restore your computer system, installed apps or personal data to the backup point after the factory reset or when something bad happens during the process. 

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