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To reset a Chromebook, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the clock in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the "Settings" gear icon.
  3. Scroll down and click on "Advanced" at the bottom of the page.
  4. Scroll down to the "Reset settings" section.
  5. Click on "Powerwash" and then "Restart" to reset the Chromebook to its factory settings.

Please note that performing a Powerwash will erase all of your data on the Chromebook, so make sure to back up any important files before resetting.

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Resetting your Chromebook can be helpful in various situations, such as troubleshooting performance issues, removing unwanted files, or preparing it for sale. There are two main ways to reset your Chromebook:

1. Powerwash (Factory Reset):

This option completely wipes your Chromebook, returning it to its original factory settings. All your personal data, files, and settings will be erased.

Here's how to perform a Powerwash:

  1. Sign out of your Chromebook.
  2. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r keys simultaneously.
  3. Select Restart when the prompt appears.
  4. In the next window, choose Powerwash.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the reset and complete the process.

2. Reset Chrome settings (not a full reset):

This option resets only your Chrome browser settings to their defaults, while keeping your other files and settings intact. This can be useful if you're experiencing issues with your browser, such as unexpected behavior or unwanted extensions.

Here's how to reset Chrome settings:

  1. Open Chrome on your Chromebook.
  2. Click on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Settings from the menu.
  4. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  5. Click on Reset and clean up.
  6. Choose Restore settings to their original defaults.
  7. Click Reset settings to confirm.

Important points to remember:

  • Back up your important data: Before performing any reset, ensure you have backed up any crucial data like documents, photos, and bookmarks, as they will be erased during a Powerwash.
  • Choose the right option: Powerwash is a full reset, while resetting Chrome settings only affects your browser. Choose the option that best suits your needs.
  • Internet connection required: After a Powerwash, you'll need an internet connection to set up your Chromebook again.
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