ASUS has become one of the "Top 5" computer manufacturers worldwide. In all the businesses at one point, it is required to restore an ASUS laptop to its factory settings for any number of reasons. Here, in this article, we will tell you how to reset ASUS laptop to factory settings with or without knowing the password.
Part 1: About Factory Reset
The factory reset option is available in every electronic device. It is a feature that restores the software of any electronic device to its original states as set by the manufacturer. This feature has advantages and disadvantages as well. It involves the deletion of all data and information stored in the device. In computers, it usually helps in troubleshooting problems which are almost difficult to fix by other methods. It leaves the computer in a fresh state as set by the manufacturer before its purchase. Factory reset helps to improve computer performance and to remove unwanted settings and programs from the system, which may be harmful to the OS if not removed.
Please keep in mind that reset your ASUS laptop to factory settings will erase all your personal data and programs. Therefore, please back up your important file to an external storage devices.
Part 2: How to Reset ASUS Laptop to Factory Settings
There are many methods or ways available for resetting ASUS Laptop to Factory Settings, let me take you through the most simple and famous ones:
Case 1. How to Reset ASUS Laptop to Factory Settings with Password
If you still remember the password of your ASUS laptop, then there is nothing to worry about. You only need to choose some options and clicking on them. You can follow the guideline below to simply reset your ASUS laptop to factory settings:
Step 1: Once you log in the laptop, click on Start button and then select the Control Panel option. After that click on System and Security.
Step 2: After that select the Backup and Restore. Now, you will see an option: Recover system settings or your computer, click on that.
Step 3: From there, select Advanced recovery methods option and now you'll see two options as Return Your Computer to Factory Condition and Restore files from a system image backup. From the 2 given options, click on Return Your Computer to Factory Condition.
Step 4: After this, you can select to create a file backup by clicking on Back up now, or you can just skip it and continue the factory reset without backing up any of your current files.
Step 5: At the end click on the Restart button for rebooting your computer and then start the factory reset procedure.
Many computer manufacturers create a hidden recovery partition for the users to do factory reset. If your ASUS laptop doesn't have a recovery partition, then the factory reset option will not be available and you will see an option - Reinstall Windows (requires Windows installation disc) instead.
Case 2. How to Reset ASUS Laptop to Factory Settings without Password
In case you are stuck in a situation where you are not able to access your password or CD for doing a factory reset for your laptop, you still don't have to be panic and feel upset. I will take you through two methods that can be used in such a situation to factory reset your ASUS laptop without password:
Method 1. Using Passper WinSenior (Recommended)
Passper WinSenior is a multifunctional program that can help you regain access to the locked laptop or computer. Passper WinSenior offers a comprehensive solution to creating, changing or even removing user passwords and accounts from your laptop/computer and for this, you don't require to know anything about your original password too. Below I have shortlisted the major benefits you can get by using Passper WinSenior:
When you are locked out of your computer, you can use Passper WinSenior to reset any admin and user passwords for local accounts.
If you forgot your Windows password, Passper WinSenior can be used to remove administrator or user password from local accounts.
The tool supports all Windows operating systems.
Passper WinSenior guarantees 100% success rate for its users.
You can also use Passper WinSenior to delete local user account or create a new administrator accounts without logging into Windows.
Now, let me take you through the steps to remove password so that you can reset your ASUS laptop to factory settings:
Step 1 Download and install Passper WinSenior on another accessible computer and create a Windows password reset disk by using USB flash drive or CD/DVD. After burning the program, eject the USB/CD/DVD.
Step 2 After that, insert that burned/bootable USB/CD/DVD into the target computer and follow the detailed instructions on the screen to enter the Boot Menu.
Step 3 After successfully enter the Boot Menu, a new interface will appear. Follow the instructions and select Remove Windows Password to continue.
Step 4 Now, you need to select a user account that you want to remove password from, then click on Remove button. After a short while, the password will be removed successfully. You can restart your laptop and access it without password. And you can reset your laptop to factory settings as you wish.
Method 2. Using Recovery Partition (Data Loss)
Windows 7 users can use the recovery partition to reset your ASUS laptop to factory settings. All data will be lost during the recovery process. Therefore, when you stored important data on your laptop or you are unable to back up these files, this method is not recommended.
You can follow the below-given steps to reset your laptop to factory setting by using recovery partition.
Step 1: Power on or restart your ASUS laptop. Continuously press F9 when the ASUS logo appears on the screen. It will bring up a window requiring you to select a boot device.
Step 2: Choose Windows Boot Manager. Then choose your language from the options and click Next.
Step 3: The ASUS Preload Wizard will show up. You need to select one from the following options: Recover Windows to first partition only, Recover Windows to entire HD, Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions.
Step 4: Click Next and following the instructions on the screen to reset your ASUS laptop to factory settings.
Recover Windows to first partition only will only delete the first partition (system C partition) and the other partition will keep untouched. While, Recover Windows to entire HD and Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitions will erase the whole hard disk both system partition and other data partitions.
If you want to reset an ASUS laptop to factory settings, with the password or without password, I hope above-mentioned methods will help you to perform a factory reset. We especially recommend using Passper WinSenior to reset your laptop to factory settings without using the password. Hope this article helps you to solve your issues, also please feel free to provide your comments if any.