How to Factory Reset Samsung Laptop Windows 10/11[4 Ways]

Try out the below 4 methods to factory reset your Samsung laptop! You can factory reset even without passwords. Choose one that suits you best!


By Maggie Updated on March 15, 2024

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The need to factory reset Samsung laptop

“Hey, not sure if Samsung has a Samsung method for factory reset but I am having problems and I just want to start over. I can move my personal data and reinstall my favorite apps before the factory reset with Samsung or Windows. Whichever method is easier.” 

Likewise, you want to factory reset Samsung laptop Windows 10/11 on various conditions.

Maybe you're selling it, giving it to a friend, or just tired of dealing with malware software issues slowing things down? Generally, you can consider factory reset your laptop under below situations:

  • Sluggish performance: Your laptop is slowing down, or freezing up, or crashing from time to time.
  • Virus trouble: you are tired of battling viruses or malware effects.
  • Boot issue: You cannot boot your computer correctly and cannot fix it correctly.
  • Forget password: you have been locked from your PC without passwords.
  • ...

How to factory reset a Samsung laptop without password

Now in this section, we will discuss several ways on how to factory reset Samsung laptop Windows 10/11. But before you start, please make sure you can create a secure backup for your PC.

Way 1. Factory reset via Samsung Recovery

Samsung Recovery is the built-in tool that can effectively perform Samsung laptop factory reset Windows 10. Now follow the below steps:

  1. Turn on your computer and hit the F4 key several times before you see the Samsung logo pop up.
  2. Once you're in, choose "Computer factory reset" from the first menu you see.

    Computer Factory Reset

  3. Hit that "Start factory reset" button. Then just follow the instructions that pop up on your screen to finish the recovery process and bring your laptop back to its original status.

    Start Factory Reset

Way 3. Factory reset via AOMEI OneKey Recovery

Sometimes, you might meet issues like Samsung laptop recovery not working or other problems. You can use third-party software AOMEI OneKey Recovery, a professional and reliable software crafted for Windows PCs and servers. Its working principle is to create a one-click system backup and restore:

When you first use your computer, AOMEI OneKey Recovery helps you create a OneKey Recovery system backup. Later on, if needed, it can restore your laptop to its default settings using this backup.

Now download AOMEI OneKey Recovery and install it on your PC:

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Step 1. Boot your computer and choose AOMEI OneKey Recovery in the Windows boot menu. Then your computer will boot into the Windows PE recovery environment.

Step 2. After Windows PE recovery environment starts, AOMEI OneKey Recovery will automatically pop up. Click Yes to confirm that you need to restore the system.


Step 3. Here we can choose the first way to perform.

Restore from

Step 4. Now click Start Restore to factory reset Samsung laptop Windows 10 to factory without password.

Confirm Restore

Way 3. Factory reset with installation media

Prepare Installation Media: Download Windows 10 installation media from Microsoft's website and prepare an 8 GB USB flash drive.

  1. Create Installation Media: Launch the tool, agree to the terms, select "Create installation media for another PC," and follow the prompts to make your USB installation media.
  2. Insert the USB (or CD/DVD) into your computer.
  3. Turn on your computer and simultaneously press the F8 key or whatever key gets you to the boot menu. Change the boot order to select your USB.
  4. After a few minutes, the Windows installation interface appears. Pick your language and preferences, then click "Next."

    Choose Preferences

  5. Hit "Install now" to start the reset.
  6. Then choose "I don’t have a product key."
  7. Opt for "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)" to ensure a factory reset.

    Custom Install

  8. Select Drive: Choose the drive for Windows 10 installation. If you've got multiple partitions, you might need to delete and recreate them first. Click "Next" to continue.

    Select Drive

Your computer will restart multiple times during the installation process, copying files, preparing, installing features, and updates.

Way 4. Factory reset from Reset this PC

  1. Press the Shift key and click the Power button, then select Restart.
  2. When the options appear, go into Troubleshoot and select "Reset this PC."
  3. Then choose "Remove everything" under the "Reset this PC" option.

    Remove Everything

  4. Pick a method to reinstall Windows 10 after the reset.

    Reinstall Windows

  5. Choose "Fully clean the drive" if you want a complete factory reset.

    Fully Clean the Drive

  6. Confirm your settings and hit Reset to start the process. And you're done!


FAQs on factory reset Samsung laptop

1. What is a factory reset on a Samsung laptop?

A factory reset is a process that restores your Samsung laptop to its original factory settings, effectively wiping out all the data, applications, and settings you have added or modified since you first acquired the device. It's like starting fresh as if the laptop just came out of the factory.

2. When should I consider performing a factory reset on my Samsung laptop?

You might want to perform a factory reset if your Samsung laptop is experiencing persistent software issues, such as frequent crashes, freezing, or malware infections. It's also a common step when selling or giving away your laptop to ensure that none of your personal data remains on the device.

3. How do I factory reset my Samsung laptop?

To factory reset your Samsung laptop, you typically need to access the recovery environment. This is often done by restarting your laptop and pressing a specific key combination (such as F4 or F10) during startup to enter the recovery mode. From there, you can follow the on-screen instructions to initiate the factory reset process.

4. Will a factory reset delete all my files and applications?

Yes, a factory reset will erase all the files, applications, and settings stored on your Samsung laptop's hard drive. It's essential to back up any important data you want to keep before proceeding with the factory reset to avoid permanent data loss.

5. How long does it take to complete a factory reset on a Samsung laptop?

The time it takes to complete a factory reset can vary depending on the model and specifications of your Samsung laptop. On average, the process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. It's essential to ensure that your laptop is plugged into a power source and not interrupted during the reset process to avoid any potential issues.

Final words

This article showed us factory reset Samsung laptop Windows 10/11, even without passwords in 4 ways. You can use Samsung Recovery, AOMEI OneKey Recovery, Reset this PC feature and use installation media.

Note that before you factory reset your PC, you should consider backup your important files. You can use AOMEI Backupper Standard, a free but reliable system backup and cloning software. This tool is also professional Samsung T7 SSD backup software, offering various options for Windows users. Now try these methods above to solve your problem. We hope you found this article helpful. Don't forget to share it with others who might benefit from it!

Maggie · Editor
Maggie is a technical editor from AOMEI and troubleshoots technical problems against data protection. She has received professional and systematic technical training. With a focus on user experience, security, and problem-solving, she always puts herself in the readers' shoes and provides them with valuable technical insights.