How to factory reset hp stream laptop

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2024 by

If you’re experiencing issues with your HP Stream laptop, or simply want to start fresh, a factory reset may be the solution. This process will restore your laptop to its original factory settings, erasing all data and programs that have been added since its purchase. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of factory resetting your HP Stream laptop.

Back Up Your Data

Before proceeding with a factory reset, it is important to back up any important data or files that you want to keep. This can include documents, photos, and videos. You can back up your data by transferring it to an external hard drive, USB drive, or cloud storage service.

Restart Your Laptop

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To begin the factory reset process, you will need to restart your HP Stream laptop. Click on the “Start” button and then click on the power icon. Select “Restart” from the options and wait for your laptop to restart.

Access Recovery Options

As your laptop restarts, press the “F11” key repeatedly until the “Choose an option” screen appears. From this screen, select “Troubleshoot” and then “Reset this PC.”

Choose Reset Option

You will now be presented with two options: “Keep my files” and “Remove everything.” If you want to keep your personal files, select “Keep my files.” If you want to completely erase all data and start fresh, select “Remove everything.”

Confirm Reset

A warning message will appear, informing you that all of your personal files and apps will be removed. If you are sure you want to proceed, click on “Reset” to confirm.

Wait for Reset to Complete

The factory reset process may take some time to complete, depending on the speed of your laptop. Your laptop will restart multiple times during this process. Do not turn off your laptop or interrupt the process.

Set Up Your Laptop

Once the factory reset is complete, your laptop will restart and you will be prompted to set it up as if it were brand new. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose your language, time zone, and other settings.

Reinstall Programs and Restore Data

After the setup is complete, you can begin reinstalling any programs or applications that you need. You can also restore your data from the backup you created before the factory reset.


If you encounter any issues during the factory reset process, you can try restarting your laptop and attempting the reset again. If the issue persists, you may need to contact HP customer support for further assistance.


Factory resetting your HP Stream laptop can help resolve any issues you may be experiencing and give you a fresh start. Just be sure to back up your data before proceeding and follow the steps carefully. If you have any questions or need further assistance, let us know in the comments.

Have you ever had to factory reset your HP Stream laptop? How did it go? Share your experience with us in the comments.

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