How can I restore my laptop?

Episode 1084 (1:12:52)

Mike from Whittier, CA

Mike bought his daughter a new computer and he's going to be using her old one. So he wants to reset it all so he can use it to write a novel. How can he take the photos off it and then reset it to Windows 7?

Leo says the simplest way is to get a large USB Thumbdrive. Then use it as a backup. He should always have a backup. Use the thumb drive to move the images over. Then he can wipe the drive by booting into recovery, choosing a complete restore which will format the drive and start over. He should make sure he has all the updates, too. Set it up as a limited user account for security purposes.