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Need to factory reset Surface Pro? Here is how to do it safely

Here you will find out:

  • about this issue
  • how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you

Are you ready? Let's read!

Make sure your data is safe

Before you reset your Surface Pro to factory settings, you need to ensure that your files on disk are completely secure. Restoring factory settings will result in data loss, however, all is not lost and you still have a chance to recover your data. In addition, you can create a disk image with all the data on your computer and save it to any available external drive - so you never lose your files and good system configuration! All of this is possible with just one third-party application - DiskInternals Partition Recovery, which allows you to read files and recover them.

This is a proven application that has been working since 2003 and has never let anyone down. It will return all data, regardless of what format it is in and how long it was lost.

Moreover, you can always rely on an experienced recovery wizard (and this application has three options, depending on your file system). View all results immediately after a free scan and download them securely to your computer or other external or internal media.

The "save data" function is included only in the licensed version of the program. However, if you decide to use a disk image, it will be even better, as it can be done completely free of charge in the trial version of the program, even without any assistance. Therefore, do not wait, do not postpone and feel free to use DiskInternals Partition Recovery, because data overwriting may occur!

Also included is a step-by-step guide to make it easier to understand the data recovery process.

1. Download and install DiskInternals Partition Recovery on the computer where you are going to restore Surface Pro to factory settings.

2. Run the program and select the basic data search parameters or open the disk image creation mode.

3. Then the selected scan will start (full, fast or reading files), which will take some time - have some tea and wait for the process to complete.

4. Preview and restore at no cost (you need to right-click on the file with a red cross in the upper left corner and select Preview in a new dialog box).

5. If you want to save the recovered files, just buy the licensed version of the application (one click on the Buy now button) and enter the license key. The program itself will ask you to choose a location to save the data (first, connect the desired device to the computer and determine it). Then wait a little bit while the export of data is finished and you can close the program and start restoring the factory settings of the Microsoft Surface.

Factory reset

This process is completely simple and will not take you much time, knowledge or effort.

You need to click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen on the left and click on the Cogwheel (gear icon), this will take you to the Windows Computer Settings dialog box. Next, select the main section "Update and Security" and find the subsection "Recovery". Now find the option "Reset this PC" and select the "Get started" button.

Next, you will have a choice:

  • save your personal files (if you plan to save),
  • delete everything and start over (if you plan to sell your computer or get rid of your data).

Once you've made your selection, confirm your decision and then Surface Go will begin the factory restore process.

After a while, you will be prompted to restart the computer immediately, after which you can work from the computer from the beginning.

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