How to reset Windows 10 or 11 without losing everything

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Mathematics & Economics

You'll probably have to leave your computer alone for a while for the reset to run its course. Arnav Singhal / Unsplash It’s easy to run a full factory reset on a Windows 10 or 11 computer, but the risk of losing all your files is viscerally real. To avoid devastating data loss, you’ll need to prepare ahead of time and choose the right options before you give your device a fresh start. The two best reasons to completely reset a laptop or desktop are to fix catastrophic performance issues or wipe it as clean as possible before selling, donating, or otherwise disposing of the device. If you’re considering a factory reset as a method of repair, make sure you’ve exhausted your troubleshooting options, especially if there are no other problems with...

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