How to reset a Windows 10 or 11 device in Windows Autopilot?

How to reset a Windows 10 or 11 device in Windows Autopilot?

Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies to: Deploy new Windows devices without a single interaction. (zero-IT). Reset, recover devices and much more.

Assuming you create a Windows Autopilot environment by default without manual IT interactions.

This means that you can roll out a device without technically touching it. That is the desired scenario in an autopilot environment.

If there is a problem, you want to access your devices from the same one. You don't want to look for problems on one device. You want to bring this device into the same state as all the other devices.

Therefore, press reset every now and then. If a device often gives you problems, you don't want to find out how it all went wrong.


But first a Windows Autopilot demo environment.

Open your device management console


Click on Devices - All Devices - find the device you want to reset.


Autopilot Reset

Click on Autopilot Reset at the top


Your device will automatically reboot and reset after 45 minutes.

The user receives one notification to inform him.

What about documents, software and data?

Documents & data are often savedon OneDrive. If users forget this and they work with desktop, favourites and other personal folders outside OneDrive there is the possibility to backup these as well.

Software will be automatically reinstalled when a computer is reset.



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