Reinstalling the Windows operating system

27 September 2023 4 minutes Author: D2-R2

Windows OS Recovery: Effective Steps

Reinstalling the Windows operating system is a procedure by which you can return to the original state of the operating system on a computer or laptop. This can be useful in cases where the system is not working correctly, is slow or there are serious problems with its functioning. Reinstalling Windows removes all data, programs, and settings on the system drive and returns the operating system to the state it was in when you first installed Windows on the device. This makes it possible to remove any problems that may arise due to incorrect settings, viruses, or other negative effects on the operation of the operating system.

Preparing for the reinstallation includes backing up important data, downloading the necessary drivers and programs you want to install after the reinstallation, and verifying that you have the necessary license keys for the operating system and programs. These preparatory steps help make the reinstallation process more convenient and efficient.

Reinstalling the Windows operating system may be necessary for the following reasons:

Troubleshooting: If your operating system has started to display performance abnormalities such as errors, freezes, or other issues, reinstalling may help resolve these issues. This is especially useful if other troubleshooting efforts have failed. Virus and Malware Removal: If your computer is infected with viruses or other malware, reinstalling Windows may be the only reliable way to remove these threats and restore your system to a stable state. Upgrading or downgrading: If you want to upgrade your operating system to a new version, reinstalling Windows may be necessary. This can be relevant when you want to upgrade to a newer version of Windows or change the type of operating system (for example, from Windows 7 to Windows 11). Increased productivity: After prolonged use of the computer, productivity may decrease due to the accumulation of unnecessary files and applications. Reinstallation allows you to clean the system and increase its performance. Restoring to the default state: If you want to return your computer to the state when you first received it or installed the operating system, a reset will help you get a “clean” starting point.

Step-by-step installation instructions

  1. Restoring the initial state of the PC

  2. Windows OS settings

Restoring the initial state of the PC

Step 1

Go to the “Start Menu”

Step 2

Click on the “Settings” icon

Step 3

Go to the “System” section. In this section, click “Recovery”

Step 4

Click “Restore the initial state of the PC”

Step 5

In our case, we choose to delete everything and we advise you to always choose this option, but sometimes you may need to save a number of files and then you choose another option and files. Further actions are similar

Step 6

In this screenshot, we can see the preparation of our OS for removal. It will have to wait

Step 7

We choose the method of reinstalling Windows, as shown in the screenshot

Step 8

Click “Next”

Step 9

Again, we are waiting for the preparation to be completed

Step 10

Click “Reset”

Step 11

Preparation for factory reset is in progress, please wait, this device will reboot automatically after completion

Step 12

Restarting our PC is in progress

Step 13

In this screenshot, we see a reset of this computer. We will have to wait a little while until the process is finished

Step 14

Installation is in progress. Most importantly, do not turn off your device

Step 15

Almost everything is set, we are on the finish line

Windows OS settings

Step 16

The installation is finished, select the country or region and click “Yes”

Step 17

We choose the keyboard layout and move on

Step 18

Click “Add layout”

Step 19

Choose the second keyboard layout and click “Next”

Step 20

Select the US input method, then click add layout

Step 21

We connect our Windows to Wi-Fi

Step 22

Wait until the system checks for updates

Step 23

Click “Accept”

Step 24

Here we need to come up with a name for our operating system

Step 25

Click on the selected fragment as shown in the screenshot and click “Next”

Step 26

Click “Login”

Step 27

Click “Create it!”

Step 28

Create a Microsoft account and click “Next”

Step 29

We create a password for our account

Step 30

Come up with a name, then click “Next”

Step 31

Choose a country or region and enter your date of birth

Step 32

We can skip this step

Step 33

We are waiting for Windows to finish loading

Step 34

Click “Create PIN”

Step 35

We come up with a pin code, enter it twice, it will be used every time Windows is turned on, after that click “OK”

Step 36

We select privacy settings for our device

Step 37

We can also skip this step

Step 38

Congratulations, everything worked out for you. We reinstalled Windows. Checking for updates is in progress, after which you can use your updated Windows system

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