How to reset an ASUS laptop?

From fixing a major problem with your system to Improve your system performanceResetting your laptop would be the best option. Reset deletes all installed applications and personal files in the drive containing the operating system. Moreover, if you are looking to sell your ASUS laptop, you may also want to consider resetting it.

You can use ASUS Recovery mode on your ASUS laptop to restore your system to its factory default settings. However, besides this, there are several other ways to reset ASUS laptops.

How to reset ASUS laptop?

Depending on the type of system reset you want to perform, there are three methods you can take. Let’s start with the method only for ASUS laptops first.

Reset using ASUS Recovery

ASUS Recovery Tool allows you to reset your ASUS laptop to its original state, deleting all applications, files, operating system settings and installed programs. In addition, if you upgrade your version of Windows, the recovery tool will also restore your previous version of Windows. However, not all ASUS laptops support ASUS Recovery.

ASUS Recovery is only available for all models released after January 2020 that have Windows 10 pre-installed. If you can’t find the settings named MyASUS in WinRE In the list of advanced troubleshooter, there is a chance that your ASUS laptop may not support ASUS Recovery.

NB: Performing a factory reset will remove all data and installed apps. So make sure to backup all your files.

Boot into the advanced startup menu

To boot into the advanced startup menu,

  1. Press Windows Key + I to I open settings.
  2. go to the System > Recovery.
  3. In Recovery Options, tap Restart Currently. Your PC will now boot into the advanced startup menu.

Alternatively, you can hold shift and tap Restart directly Boot into the advanced startup menu. Or you can also press F9 or F12 key repeatedly during startup to boot to MyASUS in WinRE

Run ASUS Advanced Recovery

Once you are in the advanced startup menu,

  1. Choose Troubleshooting.
    Advanced startup option
  2. Now, click MyASUS in WinRe. You cannot perform an ASUS recovery if you do not see the MyASUS option in WinRe.My Asus in winRe
  3. Choose ASUS Recovery.Asus restore
  4. A reset confirmation window will appear. Choose yes.
  5. Now, follow the reset process to Reset your ASUS laptop.

Reset from Windows Settings

One of the disadvantages of performing a factory reset is that the system will restore the current operating system version. So, if you have upgraded the operating system to Windows 11 from Windows 10, the . file factory settings It will go back to Windows 10. Now, this is where Resetting the Operating System from Windows Setup comes in.

Unlike ASUS Recovery, this method will not return the current version of the operating system. Moreover, it gives you the option to keep or delete personal files. However, all installed applications will be removed.

  1. Press Windows Key + I to I open settings.
  2. go to the System > Recovery.
  3. Under Recovery Options, select Reset the computer.
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  4. Here, you can either choose to keep your files or remove everything.

If I choose to keep my files, the system will only delete files on the drive containing the operating system. If you choose to remove everything, all your files and folders will be deleted.

  1. Choose an option.
  2. Then select Local Reinstall if you want to reinstall Windows from the device, and select Cloud download if you want to download an image and reinstall.
    Keep or remove everything
  3. Choose next one.
  4. Now, select Re-Set.
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The reset process will now start. Follow the steps

Reinstall the OS using Bootable USB

You can also reset your ASUS laptop by performing a fresh installation of the operating system. To do this, you will need a bootable USB device. The bootable USB device contains the operating system installation files. With this, you can reinstall and replace your current operating system.

Doing so will remove all your personal files in the drive containing your operating system and applications. So make sure you Back up any necessary data.

Make USB bootable

Before we begin, you must make the USB drive bootable using the operating system file. To do this, you will need an iso file for the operating system that you can get from the Internet. Now, follow the steps below to make the USB bootable.

  1. Download Rufus And run the executable file.
  2. Connect the USB device to the laptop.
  3. Under Device, select USB drive.
  4. Select the ISO image in the boot selection.
  5. Select either MBR or GPTdepending on the partition style of your storage device.
    Adjust Rufus Settings
  6. Now, click on Start.

Set boot priority

Now that you have a bootable USB drive, you will need to reconfigure the settings so that the operating system reads the USB drive first. You can set the boot priority from BIOS.

  1. Enter BIOS By pressing the BIOS key repeatedly during startup. The BIOS key can be any of the function keys or the delete key.
  2. Look for settings like Boot order or Operation Advantage. These settings can be within the Configuration or Boot option depending on your ASUS laptop model.
    Boot-Priority Rank
  3. Make sure that the USB drive is set to the top of the list.
  4. Save and exit BIOS And restart your computer.

Install the operating system

Once the computer restarts, the system will do so Boot from a USB drive-Start the process of installing the new operating system. During the process, make sure that drive C is selected as the operating system storage drive.

Once the operating system installation process is complete, the entire operating system and application configuration will be reset.