How To Factory Reset A Samsung Laptop

If you are facing some issues with your laptop, you might need to reset your laptop.

Here is a complete guide to help you out in factory resetting your Samsung laptops.

When You Need To Factory Reset A Samsung Laptop?

There might be several reasons when you might want to factory reset your Samsung laptop. Here are some of the most repeated causes.

  1. If there has been a malware attack on your laptop and the anti-virus program on your laptop has failed to remove the bug, the last option to protect your laptop is via factory resetting your laptop.
  2. If you have decided to upgrade your old laptop with a new one, you would require to completely delete your data before handing out your old laptop to anyone. Factory resetting ensures that your data would not be leaked. This also helps in clearing storage in the device for next use. However, if you do not want to lose your access to the old data, you must back up all the data or files before resetting your Samsung laptop.
  3. Sometimes your laptop might face issues like slow working or freezing at times, you can resort to factory resetting your laptop.
  4. If your laptop is running out of shortage, factory resetting your laptop would help in clearing all unnecessary data from your laptop. However, before resetting back up all your important files.
  5. If you have forgotten your login credentials for signing into your laptop, you can recover your account by factory resetting your laptop.

How To Factory Reset A Samsung Laptop

There are several ways by which you can factory reset your Samsung laptops easily. We have discussed below the ways to help you out in making the process easier.

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1. Factory Reset Your Samsung Laptops By Using Keys

You can easily factory reset your laptop with the use of keyboard buttons. Follow the steps provided below sequentially.

  1. Start your Samsung laptop.
  2. Immediately click on the F4 key four times rapidly.
  3. A Recovery Screen would appear on your Samsung laptop.
  4. Click on Computer Factory Reset option.
  5. A warning showing ‘all your data will be lost’ will pop up on the screen.
  6. Click on Start Factory Reset option.
  7. Click on ‘Ok’ to confirm the resetting process.
  8. A progress bar will appear on your Samsung laptop.
  9. Resetting process has been initiated.
  10. Do not switch off your laptop during the process. The process can take up to 15-30 minutes.
  11. A pop-up will appear on the screen. Click on ‘Ok’ to restart your laptop. 

Your laptop has been factory reset.

2. Factory Reset your Samsung laptop by using Recovery Solution

You can easily factory reset your laptop by using a recovery solution. Follow the steps provided below sequentially.

  1. Click on the Esc key.
  2. Click on the recovery solution that appears on the screen. You can also download the Samsung Recovery Solution if it does not appear.
  3. Then select the Restore option and under it select the Computer Restore option.
  4. Click on Next under the initial status of your device.
  5. The factory resetting has started. The process can take up to 15-30 minutes.
  6. Then select Ok. Your laptop will be restarted.

3. Factory Resetting Your Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 Laptop Using Settings

You can easily reset your Samsung laptop using the settings of the device. Follow the steps provided below to complete the resetting of your Samsung laptop.

  1. Open Settings under the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Update and Security option.
  3. Then click on Recovery. A recovery menu will appear.
  4. Click on the Reset this PC option. A window displaying two options: Keep my files and Remove Everything appears.
  5. Select the Keep my files option if you do not want to delete the data of your laptop. It will just reset the Windows to default.
  6. Select the Remove Everything option if you want to delete all the data from your laptop.
  7. Select the Cloud Download or the Local Reinstall option.
  8. Tap on Next.
  9. Finally, click on Reset to initiate the resetting process. The process will take up to 15-30 minutes.
  10. After the resetting process has finished, reset your Windows.

4. Factory Reset Without A Password

Use the method described above to factory reset your laptop even without a password. You can also do this by clean reinstalling Windows 10.


Since factory resetting a Samsung laptop is a confusing process, we have described in detail above some of the easiest methods to factory reset your Samsung laptops stepwise.

We hope you find this guide helpful in suggesting you some of the hassle-free solutions for resetting your Samsung laptops.

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