How to Factory Reset an ASUS Laptop? (2023)

A factory reset erases all data and settings from your laptop and returns it to its original factory state. This is truly useful if your laptop is experiencing problems and you want to start over, or if you plan to sell or give away your laptop. We will guide you through the process of performing a clean factory reset on an Asus laptop.

How can I factory reset an ASUS laptop?

There are two ways you can reset your ASUS laptop: via the ‘Reset this PC‘ option in Settings or through the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE). Either method can take between 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on your system model and specifications.

Method 1: Reset Using the ‘Reset This PC’ Feature.

To factory reset your ASUS laptop via the Windows ‘Reset this PC’ option, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Search, type ‘Reset this PC,’ and click the button.
  2. Now, press the ‘Get Started‘ button under the ‘Reset this PC‘ option.
    Go to "Recovery" and click on the "Get Started" button
    Go to “Recovery” and click on the “Get Started” button
  3. Selecting “Keep my files” will remove all installed applications, programs, settings or configurations. The password will still be intact.
    Choose an option that you want to proceed with
    Choose an option that you want to proceed with
  4. To remove everything, select the ‘Remove everything‘ option.
  5. Confirm the settings and click “Next.
    Confirm the settings and click "Next"
    Confirm the settings and click “Next”
  6. Make sure your PC is plugged in and the AC adapter is connected to power before resetting; otherwise, you will see the notice below.
    Make sure your PC is plugged in
    Make sure your PC is plugged in
  7. Click the “Reset” button, and your Windows will begin to reinstall.
    Click the "Reset" button
    Click the “Reset” button

Your PC will restart several times during the reset process, and once completed, you will need to set it up again.

Method 2: Reset using Windows RE.  

This method is used if your Windows is either corrupted or inaccessible. Follow these steps if you want to reset your ASUS laptop completely using the Windows Recovery Environment.

  1. Boot into the Windows Recovery Environment.
  2. After your PC enters the “Windows Recovery Environment,” select ‘Troubleshoot.’
    select 'Troubleshoot"
    select ‘Troubleshoot”
  3. Select the “Reset This PC” option.
    Select the "Reset this PC" option
    Select the “Reset this PC” option
  4. Select the option with which you want to proceed.
    Select the option you want to proceed with
    Select the option you want to proceed with
  5. Select “Local Reinstall.” If you cannot reinstall Windows via Local Reinstall, or if any errors occur, choose the “Cloud Download” option to reinstall Windows. However, you will need an active internet connection to do so.
    Select the option you want to proceed with
    Select the option you want to proceed with
  6. Click the “Reset” button, and your Windows will begin to reinstall.
    Press "Reset"
    Press “Reset”

Your PC will restart a few times before the installation is completed; also, make sure you don’t unplug or power it off while the installation process is going on.

I hope that this has solved your issue and made it simple for you to proceed. You can now perform a factory reset on your Asus laptop whenever you need to.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Muhammad Zubyan


Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.