Windows 10: Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10

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  1. Starhowl Win User

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10


    How to: Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10

    How to Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10


    A security key (ex: YubiKey) is a physical device that you can use instead of your user name and password to sign in. Since its used in addition to a fingerprint or PIN, even if someone has your security key, they wont be able to sign in without the PIN or fingerprint that you create. Security keys are usually available for purchase from retailers that sell computer accessories.

    There are different types of security keys that you can use, like a USB key that you plug in to your device or an NFC key that you tap on an NFC reader. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the type of security key you have by reading the instruction manual from the manufacturer.

    Starting with set up a security key straight from Settings that you can log you into applications.

    When you changed or reset if needed.

    When you reset a security key, the security key will be reset to factory default settings. All data, credentials, and PIN on the key will be cleared.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset your security key to factory default settings in Windows 10 to clear all data and credentials on the security key.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 Settings
    • Option Two: Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults with YubiKey Manager




    OPTION ONE [/i] Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2. Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and click/tap on Security Key under Manage how you sign in to your device on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Click/tap on the Manage button. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Insert your security key (ex: YubiKey) into the USB port. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Touch either the button or gold disk on your blinking security key. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Click/tap on the Reset button under Reset Security Key. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Click/tap on Proceed to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. Touch either the button or gold disk on your blinking security key. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    9. Windows 10 wasn't able to reset my YubiKey 5 NFC security key, but maybe you will have better luck with your security key. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    10. You can now close Settings if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults with YubiKey Manager

    *note This option will only work with a YubiKey security key.
    1. If you haven't already, you will need to download and install YubiKey Manager.

    2. Open the YubiKey Manager app.

    3. Insert your YubiKey into the port (ex: USB) on your PC. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Click/tap on Applications on the toolbar, and click/tap on FIDO2. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Click/tap on the Reset button under FIDO Reset. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Click/tap on Reset. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    8. Remove and re-insert your YubiKey. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    9. Touch either the button or gold disk on your blinking YubiKey. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    10. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    11. You can now close YubiKey Manager if you like. (see screenshot below)

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Starhowl, Oct 24, 2017
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  2. IggSter Win User

    How to factory reset Cisco 1700 Router

    Hopefully I can help you here....its a very common thing to happen.


    First, I take it you dont know the passwords for console access or telnet/ssh?

    I will assume that these devices belong to you.

    step 1. Plug a cisco console cable into a serial port on your pc
    step 2. Plug other end into Cisco console port
    step 3. Using hyperterm or putty or similar connect to the serial port
    step 4. boot router, and make sure you clearly can see the output (this confirms you have good serial comms)
    step 5. if this fails, adjust the comm port settings (9600, 8,1,n are the default)
    step 6. now you have to do the only hard part...send the break command:

    Break command list: Break Commands

    Go down the list and match your OS and SW and try the sequence suggested.

    If this fails several times do what I do: Install putty (free) and then to send a break so you can get into rommom just hit "ctrl-a b".
     
    IggSter, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. AndreePin Win User

    Reset Security Key to Factory Defaults in Windows 10

    Windows 10 factory reset

    Hi Charlie,

    We can see here that you are having issues with doing a factory reset on your Windows 10. There are several factors
    why you get the said error and that's what we are going to figure out. To isolate this concern, may we know the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • May we know the reason why you want to perform a factory reset?
    • Did you experience any issues on the computer before you tried performing a factory reset?
     
    AndreePin, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. SURFACE PRO 3 RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS PROBLEM

    The camera caused a system freeze every time it was activated so I thought why not restore.

    • I attempted to reset my Surface Pro 3 to Factory defaults.
    • The Surface Pro made it to 1% then crashed.
    • Now it is in a reboot loop.

    I have tried several times and now it gives an "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing" error.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to make it work again?
     
    ScottPlatt1, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. windows 10 key

    Thanks but I don't want to do any decrypting. I want to download a Win 10 ISO from Microsoft and install it using my Win 8 key. No other steps required. Is that possible?
     
    Easy Rhino, Oct 27, 2019
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