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I’m planning to purchase a windows 11 pc at the beginning of next year. since my current pc it’s not compatible.  Before I do that, though.  I want to do a complete windows reset on my current windows 10 pc.  I’m planning to pass it along to a family member or friend in need of a pc.  That is why I want to do a complete reset and deleting all my files and data.  However, I’m wondering about something.  My current windows 10 pc was not a factory installed windows 10 pc.  I upgraded it from windows 8.1 to windows 10.  What will happen if I do the windows reset?  Will it reset back to windows 8.1?  Or will it erase everything and will I be stuck with a black screen and no operating system? My computer is dell inspiron.  I hope you guys can help in what to do…..

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Hello rigs,


Sorry I have no first hand experience but I do have some information,


If your computer came with Windows pre-installed, you may also see a third option, “Restore Factory Settings”. This will restore the original version that came with your PC–so if your computer came with Windows 8, and you upgraded to Windows 10, it will reset back to Windows 8.
That information is from here,

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I think it will reset back to Windows 8.

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This is the easy way


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