reset nmessed up laptop

how to reset to factory settings

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First check and see if you have a recovery drive on you HDD/SSD.

How to check:

1.Right click on my computer

2.Select Manage

3.Choose tab Disk Manager

4.Normally there will be C: drive D: drive and a hidden drive eat up 15-20GB but you cannot see it anywhere beside the C: and D:

5.That sir is the recovery drive, if you have it you can go ahead restart computer and try a combination key to get to recovery mode

6.How to get to recovery mode:


Bios => F2

Recovery => F10

HP – Compaq

Bios =>F10

Select boot =>F9

Recovery =>F11

Lenovo Thinkpad

Bios => F1

Select boot =>F12

Recovery =>hard button key ThinkVantage


Bios =>F2

Select boot =>F12

Recovery =>F8 and select Repair your Computer


Boot => F12

Bios => F2


Boot => ESC

Bios => F2


F1 or F2

For windows 10 and up you can press F8 and select recovery from the menu. Otherwise you can use search on windows and look for utility Refresh/Reset to Factory reset your PC.

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