How to reinstall Windows 10 or Windows 11 - OnMSFT.com - May 11, 2022

How to reinstall Windows 10 or Windows 11

Are you having trouble with your Windows PC? Have you tried every trick in the book, but still can’t get it to work normally? Don’t worry – a quick reinstall might just do the job. Now, lucky for you, there are a myriad of different ways to reinstall your Windows PC. We’ll go through them all one by one. Let’s start with the “Reset this PC” option.

1. Reset this PC

One of the most popular ways to reset a PC is through Reset this PC The option is available in Windows Settings. Here’s how to reinstall Windows by resetting this PC:

  • Click on Windows key + I to open a file Settings.
  • From there, tap System Section.
  • Now click on Recovery.
  • From the Recovery menu, tap Reset your PC.

Once you do that, the Reset this PC dialog will open. From there you can choose the following options:

  1. keep my files
  2. remove everything

If you go with keep my files, and block your personal files, all your apps and files in Windows will be deleted. With remove everythingOn the other hand, everything on your computer – including your personal files – will be removed, leaving you with a clean slate of Windows.

Depending on your needs, choose any of the options and on the next screen you will be asked to either search for a file cloud download or a local reinstall. Choose the one you want, and follow the instructions in the introduction.

Finally, you will be asked to confirm the reset. click yes go ahead Re-Set. After the reset is complete, a fresh copy of Windows 10 or Windows will be installed on your PC.

2. Reinstall Windows from USB

Sometimes also referred to as a clean install, you always have the option to reinstall Windows 10 or Windows 11 with the help of a media creation tool or a third-party app like Rufus.

Again, just to remind you, similar to the “Reset this PC” option from above, performing a “clean install” will remove all your existing files and data. So, before we go ahead with that, we suggest that you have a strong backup in place beforehand.

To install your Windows from USB, you will first need to create a bootable USB drive. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Go to the official Microsoft Windows 10 or Windows 11 downloads page.
  2. under Create Windows installation media Click Download now A button to save files to your Windows system.
  3. Run the exe file, select the recommended options and click next one.
  4. Select the USB drive, then tap next one and choose finish.

windows 10 installation media

After you have the bootable USB drive, now you need to change the boot order. This is what will actually allow you to boot from the UBS drive. Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Go to Windows Settings List.
  2. Choose Update & Security > Recovery.
  3. under advanced launch section, click Restart now.
  4. Now click on Troubleshooting.
  5. From there choose Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings and options.
  6. Finally, tap Restart.

Now open the boot page and set the boot order so that your computer will boot from the USB drive.

Since you have changed the boot order, and you also have a bootable USB drive in your hands now, all you have to do is restart your computer with the USB plugged in. Do that and your computer will boot from the USB next time. Just follow the onscreen instructions from here on and reinstall your Windows from here.

3. Reinstall Windows via ISO file

If the above two methods don’t work, don’t worry. We have another method in our bag of tricks, which is to reinstall Windows through an .iso file. This method is also useful for times when you just want to upgrade your PC and therefore don’t want to spend all the time formatting the older version of Windows.

Here’s how you can get started:

  1. Go to the official website and download the ISO file from there.
  2. Right click in the downloaded file and click multiple.
  3. In File Explorer, click This computer > device and drives And start the installer virtual drive.
  4. In Windows Setup, select Change how you set up download updates.
  5. From there choose not now, and click next one.
  6. Click Acceptance to complete.
  7. Click yes to continue the installation.
  8. In the Ready to install window, select Change what you want to keep.
  9. Finally, tap fixed button to start the installation process.

Now wait for a while for the installation to complete.

Reinstall Windows 10 or Windows 11

Reinstalling your Windows doesn’t have to be complicated. We hope our short guide reversed that, and helped you reinstall your Windows without much difficulty. However, be it a reinstall or just a simple upgrade, before you take any such big actions on your Windows system, make sure your data is securely backed up.

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