How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop [Basic Tips]
Laptops, over some time, start developing hiccups that convert to lags and possibly slow down various processes. If you’re using a Samsung laptop and going through this issue, then you have come to the right place to restore your laptop’s performance.
A Factory reset is the most convenient solution to restore lags and hiccups on your system’s performance and get them back on track.
In this guide, I will show you How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop in just a few steps.
When to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop?
The following are few pointers to notice before your laptop requires a factory reset.
- Various Malwares and Viruses have affected your laptop, and Antivirus shows that your system is Clean.
- When you feel a Slower Performance, constant freezing, and significant crashes on your computer.
- When you feel there are some malicious programs installed or more storage of your laptop is consumed.
- When you see your laptop heating a lot more than usual, even when there are very few programs opened.
- When you want to free your laptop storage deleting all unnecessary files.
Samsung, in all these cases, has got you covered by allowing you to back up and Restore your system under “Samsung Recovery Solution.”
If you’re a Windows user and are currently using Windows 8 or later, it will allow you to restore your Windows with the expense of your data or programs or both. Although this is only an option for the latest Windows user, Samsung provides a generic solution for any operating system. Let’s get started with the steps.
How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop
Note: The most crucial pre-recovery step is to backup all your essential files and data. You can use Samsung Recovery Solution to backup your data; steps are explained in the mentioned link.
Before following the steps, first of all, plug in your laptop.
Step 1: Power up your laptop and Press F4 button as soon as your laptop starts. On some laptops, ‘Esc’ is pressed instead.
Step 2: If everything goes smoothly, you will see ‘Samsung Recovery Solution’ on your screen.
Step 3: (Optional) For some laptops, a prompt screen will be displayed ‘Samsung Recovery Solution [EMS Enabled].’ Press Enter to move on with the process.
Step 4: Next, there will be Terms & Conditions, after reading the document press ‘Agree.’
Step 5: The next screen will have three buttons Restore, Backup, and System Software. Click on Restore.
Step 6: Next, you will be presented with sub-options Basic Restore, Complete Restore, and Data Restore. Click on
Complete Restore: This option will format the entire C: Drive’s Data, files, and software.
Note: This option will only format the drive containing Windows usually that is C drive, all remaining drives will stay intact.
Step 7: Next, Select ‘Computer Initial Status’ and click Next (This will reset your data with the configuration to the date you bought it). Press Ok to ‘Start Restore.’
That’s about it. Now, Be Patient: This process will take around 30-40 minutes depending upon your Laptop Specifications and installed applications. The laptop may reboot multiple times, do not interrupt the process if it asks for any input (which it should not, but considering you have a dual boot system then it might) give the appropriate input and let it complete the process.
Make sure to keep your laptop plugged in during the process, any interruption might result in Operating System corruption.
By the end of this process, your computer should be successfully reset. In any case, your computer does not boot with Samsung Recovery Solution from your boot menu. You can try a similar method, download Samsung Recovery Solution, install it on your computer and start following from Step 5.
In this article, I tried to explain to you the process of How to Factory reset your Samsung Laptop. I tried to be as brief as possible, covering up all possibilities that you might face. If none of the above processes works for you and you’re a Windows user, please feel free to give How to Factory Reset Windows Laptop this article a read.