Factory Reset Windows10: There was a problem resetting your PC FIX


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Factory Reset Windows10: There was a problem resetting your PC FIX


    How to Factory Reset Windows10 or upgraded to Windows10 from Windows7 or 8.
    This is also a FIX for the ERROR: There was a problem resetting your PC.
    This fix is only for Legit Authorized Copies of Windows 7, 8, or 10.


    Hey all, I upgraded to Win10 from Win8.1 when it was released for free upgrades in 2015. It is now 2016 and I wanted to Factory Reset my PC so I can start fresh again. I attempted to do it from Settings/Update and Security/Recovery/Reset this PC as suggested by Microsoft but I received and error saying "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made." After searching the web I found many different fixes but they all seems so involved. Making a boot flash drive or burning a DVD and use their software... There is an awesome tutorial on this forum called Windows 10 Clean Install but I like to KISS when I can (Keep It Simple Stupid) so I decided to check with Microsoft.com before I started that process.


    THE SIMPLE FIX I FOUND THAT WORKED FOR ME:
    Go to: Windows 10
    Click the "Upgrade Now" button.
    Follow the prompts and you're good to go.
    Works with Windows 7, 8 and 10. Simple enough for me :)

    I wasn't able to find this simple suggestion when searching the web so I felt I should post it in hopes it helps someone too :)

    - TANKACHOO
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,266
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Tankachoo said:
    I wasn't able to find this simple suggestion when searching the web so I felt I should post it in hopes it helps someone too :)

    - TANKACHOO
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for another suggestion and great tutorial but that still doesn't beat the 2 CLICK FIX I posted lol

    1. Go to: Windows 10
    2. Click the "Upgrade Now" button.

    *KISS - I also posted this is because it may work for someone else before they go through the long process of the other suggestions for a fix.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 2
    Operating System
       #4

    Thank you!
      My Computer


 

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