How to Factory Reset an Xbox One

Whether you are giving your console to a friend or troubleshooting a technical issue, sometimes you need to give your Xbox One a fresh start. Fortunately, Microsoft makes it very easy to do for both those who want to install their games and applications and those who prefer to start with a completely clean slate. The same procedure applies to all versions of the console, whether you have the original or beefed-up Xbox One X, with a slight difference we’ll explain later.

Note that even if you choose to install your games and apps, factory reset will remove all personal files and associations from the console, including saved games, achievements, settings, and accounts. If your console is synced with Xbox Live, it is all stored in the cloud, which happens automatically when connected to the Internet, so be sure to go online if you are able, before starting the reset. Do it

When you’re ready, proceed with our guide on how to reset an Xbox One. If for technical reasons you are unable to see or access the screen Adjustment Follow these steps to the menu, then skip ahead and we’ll tell you the workaround to boot it with an external USB drive. Note that you will need access to a Windows PC to do this.

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Performing a factory reset from the dashboard

Phase 1: Sign in, press Xbox Button (glow in center of controller) to bring guide overlay.

Phase 2: Navigate to system Menu (gear to the right), and select Adjustment.

step 3: Choose system, Again Console information.

step 4: Choose Reset console.

At this point, you have a choice of either Reset and remove everything or Reset and keep my games and apps (Or cancel and back out if you are not ready).

Note that even if you keep your games and apps, all of your personal data will be erased from the system, so be sure to sync with Xbox Live or export your settings manually in advance if you don’t lose them Want to Once you choose your preferred method of resetting, the console will proceed with erasing content, which can take several minutes.

Resetting with xbox startup troubleshooter

If you can’t boot your console, you can do a factory reset using the Xbox startup troubleshooter. Some original Xbox Ones do not support the Xbox startup troubleshooter – see below for details – but it doesn’t hurt to check regardless. First, power down your console completely and remove the power and network cable for at least 30 seconds. Plug the power cable back in and follow these steps:

Phase 1: Hold down Remove And Bind Button on your console.

Remove The button is right next to the disc drive on the front of the original Xbox One console, Bind The button is on the left, directly adjacent to the disk drive, on it looks like “)))”). Note that on the Xbox One X and Xbox One S, both buttons are on the front of the console, with Bind Sitting directly under the button Xbox Button on the right edge. Xbox One S Digital does not have a Remove Button, so Bind And Xbox Buttons will do the trick. Once you hold both buttons, press Xbox (Power) Button in front of console.

Phase 2: Free Xbox Button, but continue Remove And Bind Button for 10-15 seconds. Listen for two tones before releasing these buttons. The Xbox startup troubleshooter will appear shortly after.

step 3: Choose Reset This xbox From Settings and proceed with factory reset.

Updating an offline system via USB

If you are experiencing problems and want to do a factory reset to resolve them, you may not need to go that far. You can perform an offline system update via USB, which can roll out any failed updates or other problems preventing your Xbox One from functioning properly. If you have an Xbox One S, Xbox One S Digital or Xbox One X, updating the offline system is quite simple. The original Xbox One requires a few more steps.

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Offline system update with Xbox One S and Xbox One X

Phase 1: Find a compatible USB flash drive. You will need a completely empty flash drive with at least 4 GB of available space. It also has to be formatted for NTFS, which is the default Windows file system. Find your USB drive in File Explorer, right-click it, and select Format. On the next screen, you can leave everything as it is. file system. Change that NTFS If it is not already set this way.

Phase 2: Download the update file to your computer and extract it to a USB flash drive. You can find the zipped update file from Microsoft here. Extract the file and copy “$ SystemUpdate” to the root directory of the USB flash drive. This should be the only file there. Once the transfer is complete, remove and unplug the USB device and return to your console.

step 3: Power your Xbox One and unplug both the power and network cable from the back. Once fully closed, wait for 30 seconds.

step 4: Plug in the power cable and insert the flash drive into the USB port.

Step 5: Press and hold Bind And Remove Button on the console, then press Xbox switch.

Step 6: to continue Bind And Remove 10-15 seconds until the Xbox startup troubleshooter loads. Once this happens, select Offline System Update. Wait until the system updates, and you’re good to go. If the update fails, you may need to restart your console and try again. If you are still having problems, contact Microsoft for technical support.

Offline system update with original Xbox One

Phase 1: Try to start the Xbox startup troubleshooter by completely powering your console and removing the power cable for at least 30 seconds. After, plug the cable back in and press The couple And Remove Button, then Xbox switch. Free Xbox Hold the button and the other two for 10-15 seconds. Once you hear two power-up tones, release the other two buttons. If you see the Xbox startup troubleshooter – labeled “Troubleshooting” at the top – proceed with the steps above. If not, continue this section.

Phase 2: If you don’t see the Xbox startup troubleshooter, turn on your Xbox One and press Xbox Button on your controller. Follow Profile and System> Settings> System, Then select The console Information. Look for your OS version. If it is one of the versions listed below, continue to step four. If not, go to step three.

  • Free 6.2.11791.0 (xb_rel_1411.141114-2300)
  • Free 6.2.12521.0 (xb_rel_1503.150305-1449)
  • 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) free
  • 6.2.13326.0 (xb_rel_1508.150810-2029) free
  • 6.2.13332.0 (xb_rel_1508.150903-2141) free
  • 10.0.10586.1006 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151107-2322) free
  • 10.0.10586.1016 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151118-2147) free
  • 10.0.10586.1024 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151203-1909) free
  • 10.0.10586.1026 (th2_xbox_rel_1510.151217-1035) free
  • 10.0.10586.1100 (th2_xbox_rel_1602.160210-2122) free
  • 10.0.10586.1194 (th2_xbox_rel_1603.160317-1900) free

step 3: If you have an OS version other than the OS listed above, you will need to make two offline updates. As with the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, you will need a USB drive with at least 4GB of space, which will be formatted to NTFS (refer to the instructions above on how to do this). If your OS version is 6.2.9781.0, download OSU3 from Microsoft. If it’s anything else, you’ll need OSU2.

step 4: The following steps are the same regardless of your OS version. The only difference is that you will need to perform them twice if you do not have one of the OS versions listed above, once with either OSU3 or OSU2, and other times with OSU1. If you have one of the listed OS versions, just do these steps with OSU1. Download the appropriate update file and extract it. Transfer the “$ SystemUpdate” file to the root directory of your USB drive (this should be the only thing on your USB drive).

Step 5: Power down your console completely and plug in the USB drive. Then, hold down Remove And Bound, Then press Xbox Button on your console. Continue Remove And Bind While releasing the button Xbox Button, about 10-15 seconds. After that, you will hear the two tones several seconds apart.

The first tone will indicate that the console has identified the USB flash drive, while the second confirms that all data has been transferred to the console. It is very important to make sure that you listen to both of them before proceeding. Once you hear the power-up tone of the console twice, the update process should begin on screen. If you do not hear two power-up sounds after 15 seconds, or if you hear any power-down sounds, the update has not worked. Try again from the beginning, but if it doesn’t stick, you may have to contact Microsoft for technical support.

Factory reset via USB

If you can’t access the Xbox startup troubleshooter and want to reset your console instead of updating it, you can do so using Microsoft’s Reset System Update file. The steps are the same as above, from copying the $ SystemUpdate file to waiting for two beeps on your console. The only difference is that you will need this update file, rather than the link above.

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