Top 4 Ways to Reset Windows 11 Dell Laptop | Quick and Safe

How to perform factory reset Dell laptop on Windows 11 with different methods? Reading this article to find the way that best suits you.


By Maggie Updated on November 16, 2023

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🌟 Video Guide: How to Reset Windows 11 Laptop (Dell/HP)

Overview of Dell laptop factory reset

Dell is known worldwide for its outstanding products with stylish and colorful appearances and the goal to provide on-demand personalized entertainment computers to meet consumers’ high-definition video and entertainment needs.

Dell Laptop

Dell laptops enjoy a wide range of popularity among people who travel frequently and like to study in coffee shops due to their portability. However, no computer can last forever, at this time resetting Windows 11 Dell laptop is the high time for you. This article will tell you how to reset Dell laptop Windows 11 if you are in one of the below situations or other disturbing situations.

▶Keep computer healthy: you need to remove malicious malware or virus from your laptop to prevent irreversible device damage.
▶System failure: your laptop gets stuck in bluescreen or system breakdown, software problems or some other problems leading PC to run abnormally.
▶Upgrade your computer performance: you just want to improve the running speed or performance of your laptop by deleting some unnecessary applications or files.
▶Computer second sale or donate: you want to delete all your important files to keep personal data secure.
▶You forget your password.

If you are in one of the above-mentioned situations or else, then just try to the below methods.

Quick methods to reset your Dell laptop into factory mode

Luckily, there are several solutions for you to perform factory reset Dell laptop Windows 11. Those methods are workable for Dell laptops on all Windows OS, but different OS system has minor difference with design improvement. Here, we take Dell laptop Windows 11 as an example.

✍Caution: make sure you have made a fully important file backup before you start the factory resetting process.

👉 Method 1. Factory reset Dell laptop in Settings
👉 Method 2. Factory reset Dell laptop from boot
👉 Method 3. Factory reset Dell laptop via SupportAssist OS Recovery
👉 Method 4. Reset Dell laptop via AOMEI OneKey Recovery🔥

Method 1. Factory reset Dell laptop in Settings

This is the simplest way to reset Windows 11 Dell laptop. Let’s get to the point.

Step 1. Open your Setting, then navigate to System to choose Recovery.

Step 2. On the Recovery page, click on Reset PC next to Reset this PC.

Step 3. Then the next window will pop up. Then you click Remove everything behind Choose an option.

Remove Everything

Step 4. Then you just choose one option according to the prompt info you need.

Choose One Option

Step 5. Click Reset to continue. Wait patiently until the factory reset process end.

Method 2. Factory reset Dell laptop from boot

The second method deals with how to factory reset Dell laptop without password Windows 11. If you cannot log in to your Dell laptop without password, you can use this method.

Step 1. Start your computer and hold down the power button to shut down your computer completely when you see the start up logo screen. Repeat twice and then start normally to enter the Windows recovery environment.

Step 2. Then enter Troubleshoot to select Reset this PC.

Step 3. Then you can choose Remove everything under the Reset this PC option.

Remove Everything from Boot

Step 4. Choose a way to reinstall your Windows 11 after resetting.

Reinstall Windows

Step 5. You can choose Fully clean the drive if you want to factory set your Dell laptop.

Fully Clean the Dirve

Step 6. Confirm your settings and choose Reset to execute the operation.


Method 3. Factory reset Dell laptop via SupportAssist OS Recovery

When your computer is unable to boot to the operating system even after repeated attempts, it automatically starts Support OS Recovery. This method is unique in Dell laptop supporting restoring your computer to factory defaults.

✍Note: make sure your Dell laptop has Support Assist installed beforehand, if not, please go to and refer the SupportAssist OS Recovery User Guide to learn how to install it.

Step 1. Power off your Dell laptop and restart it.

Step 2. When the Dell logo appears, press F12 key for several seconds to access the One Time Boot Menu. The available boot options are displayed in the menu.

Step 3. Then click SupportAssist OS Recovery, and then press Enter.

SupportAssist OS Recovery

Step 4. Now your computer boots into the SupportAssist OS Recovery boot option. Then choose Restore System.

Step 5. Then in the next pops up window, SupportAssist OS Recovery loads and by default recommends the best recovery option that is based on your computer's status. Choose Reset to factory settings or Reset and update under the Select reset option.

Step 6. The reset process reminds you to backup your files, select No, do not back up my files, and click Next.

No Do Not Back Up My File

Step 7. Then you just need to follow up the reminding notes to continue.

Method 4. Reset Dell laptop via AOMEI OneKey Recovery

AOMEI OneKey Recovery is a professional and reliable software for Windows PC and Servers to onekey backup and restore Windows systems with just a few clicks. The working principle is to create a onekey system backup the first time when you use the computer and it will help you to restore your Dell laptop to default settings afterwards. 

☁You could do Dell factory reset with the system image file in Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server systems.
☁AOMEI OneKey Recovery is not only applicable to Dell, laptop, but also supports other brands, for example Lenovo laptop factory reset Windows 11.
☁It enables you to schedule backup system daily, weekly, and monthly, constantly keeping changes between the previous backup and the factory resetting one.

Now download AOMEI OneKey Recovery and launch it.

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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 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 perform Dell factory reset.

Start Restore

Wrapping things up

This article provides 4 methods to perform reset Windows 11 Dell laptop. AOMEI OneKey Recovery can help you reset your PC effortlessly once you made the initial backup. What’s more, a powerful alternative is AOMEI Backupper Standard, which supports system restore with ease, also serving as a remarkable helper in Acer recovery Windows 11.

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.