Your cell phone no longer obeys you? Eh yes ! It happens … Reset it and you will take back control of the beast! In Windows 10, you will start by going to settings, and in Windows 7, you will access the advanced start menu. Remember that by doing this, all data on your hard drive will be deleted. To keep important information, you must back it up before starting the reset!
Method 1 of 2: In Windows 10
Step 1. Go to Start
Click on the Windows logo at the bottom left of the screen. The start menu will then open.
Step 2. Go to settings
The settings window will open when you click on the star wheel symbol.
Step 3. Choose Updates & Security
This menu is normally at the bottom of the new window, in the left column.
Step 4. Select the Recovery option
This is normally the 6th option from the top in the list on the left.
Step 5. Tap Start
The button is located under Reset this PC at the top of the window. A new window will then open.
Step 6. Choose Remove All
This function is located at the bottom of the window.
Step 7. Click Clean Drive Completely
This is located at the bottom of the window that opened.
Step 8. Tap Reset
do not forget to plug your computer into an electrical outlet, because it absolutely must not stop in progress! The process takes a long time, cleaning is complete, Windows will be reinstalled.
It may take several hours, depending on your machine and the files to be deleted
Method 2 of 2: In Windows 7
Step 1. Turn off your laptop
With Windows 7, you can do it in the following way.
- Press on To start up
- Once in the start menu, choose Stop.
- Now wait until your machine is completely turned off.
Step 2. Turn on your Dell
For that, you just have to press the start button
from your cell phone.
Step 3. Press F8 repeatedly
After a while, you will be able to access the advanced boot options.
If the advanced options window doesn't open, you either started pressing F8 too late, or you didn't do it enough. You must then restart your computer and start over
Step 4. Select Repair Computer
This is normally the first option, but you can use the arrows on the keyboard to move around the page. When you're there, press Enter.
Step 5. Click Next
This confirms your keyboard settings. It may take a while before you can access the button.
Step 6. Enter your password
You will probably be asked to do this to initiate the reset. Write it down then select OK or press the Enter key.
Step 7. Click Restore with a system image
This is in the center of the window.
Step 8. Choose the factory image
You will see an option named "restore to factory settings" or "Dell factory image" or something like that, that's what you should select.
To find this option, you may need to open a drop-down menu
Step 9. Tap Next
The button is at the bottom of the window.
Step 10. Confirm your action
The button to click may vary depending on the version of Windows, it may be OK, of To start up, of Eliminate … If you have more than one, you may also need to choose which hard drive is affected and confirm. The reset will then begin and all information on the drive will be erased and Windows will be installed again with Dell factory settings.