How long does it take to reset Windows 10? This question will surely make one or the other if you feel that the reset of Windows 10 depends. What you can do in this case and how long the process lasts on average, we have summarized in this article. Whereas in the past you had to plan a good one day for a new installation of a computer, if not longer, you can rebuild the system relatively quickly in the new Windows versions like Windows 10 by simply resetting it. When resetting Windows 10, depending on the setting, only a part or all of the data and settings are deleted, so that you have a completely fresh system afterward.
Reset Windows 10 – that’s how it works
If you want to reset your PC with Windows 10, you do not really have to do much except follow the steps listed below. Then everything is automatically deleted and put on again.
- Open the Start menu by using the Windows button at the bottom left.
- Open the “Settings” and “Update and Security”.
- Now you can select the function “Reset this PC” on the right side via “Restore”.
- In the next step, you will be asked if you want to delete all data or only part of it when resetting.
- Then the process starts by itself and you do not have to do anything else but wait and drink tea until the process is complete.
And there we are already with the frequently asked question, how long does the resetting under Windows 10? What can you do if you hang the reset and the progress bar with the percentage display stops moving and gets stuck?
How long does Windows 10 reset?
Basically, there is no clear time or duration of the process but rather depends on how fast your PC and especially the hard drive is (eg normal HDD or SSD). The size of the hard disk also plays a role. If you want to reset your system, you should already plan a time of 1 hour to 12 hours. Especially on older systems with a large hard drive, it can easily take 8 to 12 hours to complete the process, especially if you delete all data and everything has to be rebuilt. On newer systems with an SSD, it took us about 1 to 2 hours.
Reset Windows 10 hangs and got stuck
When you use the feature for the first time on Windows 10, you initially have the feeling that resetting Windows 10 is hanging. It sometimes stops for many minutes at a percentage and looks like it would get stuck. From experience, we can say that the reset can take a few hours depending on the system and sometimes it looks like it hangs. Thus, the resetting of Windows 10 with us several times at 99% hung, at least it looked like that. Just be patient, even with a 99% percent reading, it may well take an hour for the process to complete.
How long did the reset on Windows 10 take you? Did it really hang with you and how could you then solve it? Share your experiences on the subject in the comment section under this post.