By Ivy / Last Updated January 4, 2021

Why do you want to factory reset Lenovo desktop?

Sometimes, users may want to factory reset the Lenovo desktop owing to virus attack, driver failed to initialize, the program cannot find the service partition, F11 is not working and other errors on the computer.

No matter what reasons you want to reset your computer, I’ll help you to do it. See below, there are 3 ways prepared for you. You can choose one which is suitable for you.

More important, you need to create a system backup for your computer using a bootable disk created on a well computer. The following solutions may cause data loss.

How to reset Lenovo desktop to factory settings without password?

In Windows 10/8.1/8, there is an easy way to reset your PC by pressing and holding Shift key while clicking Restart button. However, in this way, you need to select the user account and type password.

If you forget the password, you still can use the installation disc to avoid typing password.

Detailed steps:

Step 1. Connect your installation disc and set boot priority for the disc. You can press F1/F2 to enter BIOS, use arrow keys to select Boot and move the CD-ROM Drive to the first option using “+” on the numeric keypad, then press F10 to save it.

Step 2. Press any key to boot from the disc when you receive the error message “Press any key to boot from CD /DVD” on screen. Then, it will start loading files.

Step 3. Click Next in the installation screen

Step 4. Click Repair your computer.

Step 5. Click Troubleshoot on the Choose an option window.

Step 6. Click Reset This PC on the Troubleshoot window.

Step 7. Select Remove everything. Only in this way, you can bypass the password from the user account.

Remove Everything

Step 8. Select the Windows operating system.

Step 9. Select the drive you want to reset. There are two options, including “Only the drive where Windows is installed” and “All drives”.

Step 10. Select the way to reset your computer. There are two options, including “Just remove my files” and “Fully clean the drive”. Then, confirm and click Reset to start the pending process.

How to reset Lenovo desktop to factory settings with Lenovo OneKey Recovery?

Lenovo OneKey Recovery can help you do Lenovo desktop reset to factory default as long as you don’t reinstall the system or resize partition on the disk.

To do Lenovo desktop factory reset in Windows 10/8/7, you need to go and find the Novo button at the first. It’s usually at the upper left corner of the Power button. Then, see below and go to reset Lenovo desktop to factory settings.

Step 1. Press the Novo button for a few seconds and select System Recovery in the Novo Button Menu.

System Recovery Novo

Step 2. Select “Restore from initial backup” or “Restore from user’s backup” according to your needs.


Step 3. Click Start and wait until the process is finished. Then, follow the instructions on the screen to configure the settings.

How to factory reset Lenovo desktop in Windows 7/8/10?

Nowadays, there are many OneKey Recovery software on the market. You can search it on the internet and you will get dozens of results. However, you don’t which is suitable for you.

Here, I’ll introduce you a professional software named AOMEI OneKey Recovery, which allows you to reset Lenovo desktop to factory settings in Windows 10/8/7. And it can be used on various brand computers, such as, Lenovo, Dell, HP, and ASUS. Unlikely Lenovo OneKey Recovery, this software allows you to use all the unallocated space and change the disk space of system drive.

The precise of factory reset Lenovo desktop is that you create a system backup with AOMEI OneKey Professional in the first time when you get the computer. If you still do not have a backup, you need to create a system backup immediately after you reset your computer.

Step 1. Download AOMEI OneKey Recovery, install and launch it.

Step 2. Click OneKey System Recovery.

OKR Recovery

Step 3. Tick the first option: Restore system by using the image file in AOMEI OneKey Recovery partition and click Next.

Restore from

Tip: If you create a backup to external disk, you need to tick the seconnd options. Then, you need to connect the disk containing the image to your computer.

Step 4. Confirm that you want to restore your computer to factory settings and click Start Restore.

Confirm Restore

Step 5. Wait until the process finishes and restart your computer.

Recommendation: powerful OneKey Recovery software

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is suitable for home users, which allows you to backup and restore system image of all-branded computers. But if want more advanced feature during the backup and restore process, you need to use AOMEI Backupper.

Its new feature "Recovery Environment" can help you restore your computer easily and quickly without booting into Windows, and you can choose to restore entire hard drive or system partition per your needs. What's more, it supports restoring old computer to new computer with dissimilar hardware restore.

Recovery Environment

Wrapping things up

To do Lenovo desktop factory reset, all the above ways can help you. You can choose it according your situation. If you forget the password, you can use the first one. If you don’t reinstall the system or reimage the disk, you can try Lenovo OneKey Recovery Software. If you have one or more brand computer or there is a possibility that you may change the disk space, you can choose AOMEI OneKey Recovery.

If you need the technical services to clients or UI customization, you can upgrade to AOMEI OneKey Recovery Technician or Customization.