In this article, we will discuss how to reset Windows 8.1 to default settings without affecting your personal files. For example, if your system is not functioning correctly and you want to restore it to its original state while preserving your files.
Also, you can refer to our previous article on system restore points rollback, details on the next page.

Now, let’s proceed with the procedure to reset Windows 8.1 to factory settings:

Go to the “Start” menu => Search

You can enter the word “Recovery” in the search => then select “Refresh your PC without affecting your files”

In the new window, select “Refresh your PC without affecting your files” and click “Get Started.”

Wait for the procedure preparation to complete.

After that, you’ll see a window explaining what will happen during the “Reset your PC.” Click “Next” here.

Now, in the new window, you can click “Refresh.”

Wait for the preparation for the update, the Windows recovery (reset) process, and finally the configuration of settings.

Now, after the recovery (reset), your desktop should boot up.

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