How to reset windows 10 to factory settings?

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So basically, for Christmas my parents got me a new computer (yay). But, my dad set it up with a password that he can't remember. We know what it should be but he must have typed it in wrong when he made the password or something, so now we can't get in. How do I reset it? There isn't anything on it, so

So basically, for Christmas my parents got me a new computer (yay). But, my dad set it up with a password that he can't remember. We know what it should be but he must have typed it in wrong when he made the password or something, so now we can't get in. How do I reset it? There isn't anything on it, so resetting it is fine.

Other answer:

Finley:
Navigate to Settings. You can get there by clicking the gear icon on the Start menu.
Select settings

Select "Update & security"
Click Recovery in the left pane.
Windows presents you with three major options: Reset this PC, Go back to an earlier build and Advanced startup. Reset this PC is the best option for starting fresh. Advanced startup lets you boot off a recovery USB drive or disc and "Go to an earlier build" is made for Windows Insiders who want to roll back to a previous version of the OS.

Recovery options

Click Get started under Reset this PC.
Click Get started

Click either "Keep my files" or "Remove everything," depending on whether you want to keep your data files intact. Either way, all of your settings will return to their defaults and apps will be uninstalled.
Choose whether to keep your files

Select "Just remove my files" or "Remove files and clean the drive" if you chose to "remove everything" in the prior step. Cleaning the drive takes a lot longer but will make sure that, if you are giving the computer away, the next person will have a hard time recovering your erased files. If you are keeping the computer, choose "Just remove my files."
select clean drive option

Click Next if Windows warns you that you won't be able to roll back to a prior version of the OS.
click Next

Click Reset when prompted.
Click Reset

Windows will then restart and take several minutes to reset itself.

Click Continue when prompted.

Renee G:
I set up my husband's new laptops when he gets one – he has no patience for "fiddly little details" so I use the password that he tells me.

The last time he tried to set up an account on anything, he made a typo on the user name, didn't proofread before telling it to set up the new account ID, and we had to phone the ISP to get the ID using the account number. He'd typed one key to one side of where he'd been aiming on one letter in the ID – but with the number of possible combinations, it is usually easier to call the company (if you have that as an option) and get a reset link sent to you than it is to keep trying & trying and end up locking the device or the account.

We still have to remember the ID with the typo to get into that account – as resetting the user name was not an option.

chrisjbsc:
Reinstall windows 10.
Toya:
hold shift when shutting down and you can refresh windows from the advianced recovery menu
Kristy:
hold shift when shutting down and you can refresh windows from the advianced recovery menu
Nicole:
at the bottom of the "log in screen" when the computer is starting up, you should see a message about "factory recovery" "system recovery" or something similar depending on the brand of computer you have… click on that item and follow the instructions you shall see on the screen…
Bill:
On the log in screen, down in the bottom right corner is the POWER ICON. Hold down the SHIFT Key and Click on the Power Button and select Restart while holding down the Shift Key.
When the computer restarts you will have the Advance Digagonicts mode and from there you will be able to reinstall the OS.
brayden:
Why not just go to the Microsoft "forgot password" page? It's so much simpler to create another password using the "forgot password" option as opposed to going through reinstalling Windows 10

Just go here and select the forgot password option and follow the prompts

https://account.live.com/resetpassword.a…

Keisha:
hold shift when shutting down and you can refresh windows from the advianced recovery menu
len again:
Hi..

Running windows 10 ,the startup hotkeys or Sift + Power do not work for every one ..

This is the universal UEFI (Windows8,8.1,10) force method .
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Turn computer ON, as soon as you see the loading circle press and hold down the Off Button (To force shutdown).
Turn computer ON, as soon as you see the loading circle press and hold down the Off Button (To force shutdown).
Turn computer ON, as soon as you see the loading circle press and hold down the Off Button (To force shutdown).
Turn computer ON, Startup diagnostic will load , After select Advance , Trouble Shoot , Advanced and select to Reset removing everything .

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