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format or reset factory settings on RT

vxrich

New Member
Hi

Can anyone tell me how to format or reset an rt to it original factory settings please? Having problems with the microsoft account and its come to the stage where Ive removed the account in the settings but the account seems to still exist when I restart the rt? So Im thinking starting from scratch would be the best way to go

Cheers

Rich
 

Sin

New Member
Not 100% sure, since I have not done this yet on a Windows 8 let alone a Surface RT, but check Settings - Change PC settings - General and scroll down to Remove everything and reinstall Windows.
 

leeshor

Well-Known Member
You may also be able to get a fresh install by doing an F8 on boot and choosing the restore option.
 

compnovo

Active Member
If you type in "refresh" you will see under Settings "Refresh your PC" and "Remove everything and reinstall Windows".
 

machistmo

Active Member
There is a power button form of this as well. Hold the power button when you see Surface displayed and then release when it when it restarts and then hold it again when you see Surface again. This will bring up the reset options. IIRC - did this the first night I had my personal unit.
 

wilbur4321

New Member
Hi

Can anyone tell me how to format or reset an rt to it original factory settings please? Having problems with the microsoft account and its come to the stage where Ive removed the account in the settings but the account seems to still exist when I restart the rt? So Im thinking starting from scratch would be the best way to go

Cheers

Rich
Go to settings on the charms (swipe from left), PC settings, General. Scroll to the bottom and choose the appropriate option.

--randy

Sent from Boards for Windows on Windows 8
 
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vxrich

New Member
Thanks for all of your help. Will doing this remove all of the accounts on the rt?
 

R0bR

Member
You might also want to get a 4GB USB key and put a copy of the recovery files on there. If something happens to the OS where you can't access the system or recover from boot it will be nice to have the recovery USB to boot from as back up. You can create the recovery USB from the control panel recovery options.
 

surface_daddy

New Member
does anyone else have used the USB option to format?

i just bought the SB and i am not sure if should do a clean format or just a factory reset.

i think when i use factory reset there will be many old temp data left somewhere in the system.
 
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