How long does it take to reset a PC?

How long does it take to reset a PC?

Resetting a PC has 3 different meaning and reasons. First is deleting absolutely everything from your PC. Second is just deleting all your files and information but keeping the operating system installed. The third is just deleting the operating system but keeping your files and information.

We are going to tell you about the first meaning which is removing or deleting everything from your PC. I will be showing you step by step how to reset your PC and tell you how much time will reset the PC takes.Prebuilt gaming PCs are always good in terms of speed.There are many gaming pcs under 1000 are available on the market.

Why reset the PC?

Let’s say you are trying to sell your PC to get a new one or for some other reason. You have transferred all your data, files and information to a flash drive or a hard drive, but a lot of your data is still left on the PC and you want to reset it so if you sell your PC the person who buys it doesn’t have access to your data.

How to reset your PC?

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings and then tap Change PC settings. (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
  • Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
  • Under Remove everything and reinstall Windows, tap or click Get started.
  • Then there will pop up a screen with instruction and you just have to follow the easy instructions on the screen to completely reset your PC.

While resetting your PC please keep in mind that you’ll be asked to choose whether you want to erase data quickly or thoroughly. If you choose to erase data quickly, some data might be recoverable using special software. If you choose to erase data thoroughly, this will take longer but it makes recovering data less likely.

How long will it take?

The amount of time taken to reset a PC usually depends on the amount of data you have. If you have more data it will take longer, if you have less data it will take less time. Usually it is still a long process and time consuming so when you want to reset your pc make sure that you have some free time so the PC can reset smoothly without any interruption.

The estimated or average amount of time a PC takes to reset is 2-3 hours and it has three different steps. The first step is formatting and it will usually take 5-10 minutes. The second step is reinstalling windows or any other operating system and that take 20-30 minutes. The third step is securely erasing all the data and contents from your PC and that will take 1-2 hours.

So this is how you reset your PC and I have told you exactly how long it takes. I hope you found this article helpful and I hope that you reset your PC before selling it because you should never risk selling your PC with your personal data in it.


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