Two Effective Ways to Restore Laptop to Factory Settings

Posted by @AOMEI

December 25, 2014

In this article, we will introduce two methods to restore laptop to factory settings. One way is to use the One Key Recovery function which is provided by laptop itself, the other way is to get a software to backup the system state as well as the One Key Recovery partition.

Restore laptop to factory setting with One Key Recovery

It’s genexrally known that the laptop such as HP and Lenovo has a One Key Recovery partition. This partition is used to recover your laptop operating system to its original state if some unwanted situations happen to the current operating system. These unwanted situations may cause by various of accidents, no matter what brand of laptop you use and no matter what version of operating system you install. Fortunately, One Key Recovery function can help you out. When the system is crashed for some reason, you can use this function to restore your computer to factory settings. However, this function can only restore the most basic utilities and applications, moreover, your previous software, files and programs which are installed in your laptop will be lost. Concerning this fatal weakness of One Key Recovery function, you are strongly suggested to use the second method to restore laptop to factory settings – use AOMEI Backupper.

Restore laptop to factory setting by using AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper
AOMEI Backupper is an advanced backup software which can do backup, restore and clone tasks. In this article, we will aim at the backup and restore functions. With them we not only can restore our laptop to factory settings but also can restore our system to its previous normal condition.

Restore laptop to factory settings:

AOMEI Backupper is a professional backup freeware which can realize system backup, disk backup and partition backup. With the advantage of partition backup, we can backup any partition of our laptop to external hard drive, networks or other media, including One Key Recovery partition. Consequently, we can restore the One Key Recovery partition, and use it to restore our laptop to factory setting, even if the entire disk is crashed.

Tips: This operation is used when the One Key Recovery function fails to work properly.

Restore laptop to previous system state:

Considering One Key Recovery only recovers the basic applications, we suggest restoring laptop to previous system state. Make AOMEI Backupper as an example, we can use its Partition Backup or System Backup feature to create a image file of our current normal system state. If the system crashed in the future, we can restore these image files to regain our previous normal system state, including the factory settings.

Through the analysis, we can restore laptop to factory settings by both ways but restore laptop to previous system state has better performance.