How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop [3 Basic Tips] | Laptopsgeek

Factory reset is the master solution to resolve some issues with the Samsung laptops.

Want to restore the scratches and dents on your system’s performance? Congratulations! You have come to the right place.

A factory reset is most beautiful and most convenient solution to get your Samsung devices back to life.

In this guide, I will show you How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop in just a few steps.

When You Need To Reset Your Samsung Laptop To Factory Setting

  • Your laptop’s performance lags, such as running slow, crashing or freezing.
  • Malware or Viruses affected your laptop, but the anti-virus software is not clearing.
  • Planning to sell your laptop, turn it into the original state before selling it.
  • Want to free up your laptop space by removing all the programs and files.
  • Forgot the password to login to your Samsung laptop.

Samsung laptops have a software application pre-installed to help you Restore and Backup, your system, called the “Samsung Recovery Solution.”

However, here I will teach you how to restore Samsung Laptop to Factory Settings with Samsung Recovery Software, and also with Windows built-in reset function that comes with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Though if you are running an older Windows OS like 7 or Windows Vista, then you’d have to follow a little different process, and would require you to format your PC because there is no reset option in the OS. However, you could still download Samsung Recovery Solution software and follow the below process.

How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop using Samsung Recovery Solution

Note: First steps first, you need to take precautions before performing the system recovery. Before you begin, make sure to back up all the essential data, so if in case anything goes wrong you have your essential files intact with you.

Before you begin, make sure the laptop connected to the power plug.

Step 1: Power up your Samsung laptop and press the F4 button as soon as it starts (in some cases the laptops ‘Esc’ key needs to be pressed while the machine is booting to get the Samsung Recovery Solution)

Step 2: You’ll see a screen that displays ‘Samsung Recovery Solution’ within a few seconds if done rightly

Step 3: Press Enter and within a minute your Samsung Laptop will open ‘Samsung Recovery Solution’ application

Step 4: There will see 3 big boxes with options for Restore, Backup and System Software. Click on Restore

Step 5: Restore presents sub-options when clicked, click on Complete Restore (complete restore will format entire C: Drive’s data and files, whereas not affecting data in other drives. This takes your machine to the state when it was built, virtually a brand-new system)

Note: You can follow other options like Basic Restore or Data Restore if you don’t want to completely wipe out your C: drive and have only limited settings and files restored.

Step 6: In the next screen, select ‘Computer Initial Status’ and click Next (will reset your laptop to the day you brought it). Press OK, to ‘Start Restore

Be patient: It process takes around 20-45 minutes to do a Complete Restore depending on your Laptop specifications and installed applications. The laptop will reboot multiple times during the process. Once the procedure done, press OK when prompted to ‘Restart PC.’

By the end of this process, you have successfully reset your machine to the Factory Settings using Samsung Recovery Solution.

If in case, your system has issues performing the above-mentioned steps or altogether doesn’t boot with Samsung Recovery Solution, then you can download Samsung Recovery Solution, install it on your laptop and follow the above process from Step 3.

How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop in Windows 10

Factory resetting was once a fairly difficult process, but Microsoft introduced a much easier way to do so in Windows 8. It’s also extended to Windows 10 and is the easiest way to factory reset a computer for people.

The steps to factory reset Samsung Laptop in Windows 10 are very simple and straightforward, but they are wholly different from Windows 8/8.1.

Note: For now we will discuss steps to perform reset using windows 10.

Step 1: Click the Start button and open Settings

Step 2: Click on Update & Security

Step 3: Click on Recovery on the left sidebar

Step 4: You will see a ‘Reset this PC’ header; click the ‘Get started’ button underneath this.

Step 5: You will be prompted with two options to select from, ‘Keep my files’ or ‘Remove everything.’ The first option sets your settings back to default and deletes all your installed apps (like browsers, MS Office, and all other apps), but keeps your data while the second option resets everything to factory defaults and removes your files.

Step 6: If you chose to Remove everything, Windows would ask if you want to clean the drive or remove your files. Choosing Remove files and wipe the drive will securely erase the drive so it’s harder to recover data from, it takes some time to complete. If you’re getting rid of your PC for any reason, you should choose this. Just remove my files is fine if you’re keeping your computer (this option will format your C: drive only).

Step 7: A popup will be displayed for confirmation to Reset your laptop, click the Reset option. Now wait for the process to complete, your computer will restart several times during the process. If you are factory resetting a laptop, make sure you plug it in to avoid losing power during the operation.

Once the reset is complete, you’ll be asked to set up Windows 10 as a brand new laptop.

Now if you are using Windows 8/8.1, the process is entirely different.

How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop in Windows 8/8.1

Step 1: Open the Settings from the Start Menu.

Step 2: Click on ‘Change PC Settings,’ in the left sidebar.

Step 3: PC Settings will bring more options on the screen, now open ‘Update and Recovery’ from the list in the sidebar.

Step 4: Now click on Recovery in the same sidebar.

Step 5: As you click on Recovery you’ll be presented with 3 options to select. The ‘Refresh your PC,’ ‘Remove Everything,’ and ‘Advanced startup.’

Step 6: Under ‘Remove Everything and Reinstall Windows,’ click on ‘Get Started.’  

Step 7: Another window popup appears showing the details of what will happen if you reset your PC, click Next.

Step 7: Again you will be presented with the Remove files and clean the drive and remove my data. Here click on ‘Remove files and clean the drive’ if you want to wipe out your PC completely or ‘Just remove my files’ which will hard reset your entire C: drive.

Step 8: Click on ‘Reset,’ when prompted to confirm the reset process.

This completes our guide to Reset your Samsung laptop to the Factory Settings. Keep tuned in to our website to get the latest solutions for your technical problems.

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