How to Reset a Toshiba Laptop to Factory

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How to Reset a Toshiba Laptop to Factory
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You may want to reset your Toshiba laptop if you are reselling the computer or if you want to perform a complete system overhaul. If you plan to resell the computer, resetting it can help keep your personal information safe. Although it may seem like the task associated with resetting a Toshiba laptop to factory settings could be daunting, resetting the laptop actually is a fairly simple process that takes only a few minutes to complete.

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  1. 1

    Plug the power adaptor into the computer.

  2. 2

    Hold the power button for 10 seconds to shutdown the computer.

  3. 3

    Hold the "0" button and simultaneously tap the power button to turn the laptop back on.

  4. 4

    Click "Yes" when prompted to continue with system recovery.

  5. 5

    Select "Recovery of Factory Default Software" and click "Next."

  6. 6

    Choose "Recover to Out-of-Box State." Click "Next."

  7. 7

    Click "Next" again. Your Toshiba laptop will now reset itself to factory settings.

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