How to Factory Reset a School Chromebook

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If you’ve just bought a new Chromebook and you’re not sure how to factory reset a school Chromebook, you’ve come to the right place. This article will walk you through all of the steps you need to take in order to get your device working like new again.

Making your Chromebook run like new

If you’re in charge of a school Chromebook, you know that keeping your laptop running smoothly is essential. It can get frustrating, though, if your computer starts to slow down. Here are some tips to help you get your Chromebook back on track.

The first thing you can do to speed up your laptop is to remove any unnecessary apps and extensions. These are all things that can slow your browser down, and may be using up resources like RAM or CPU. Uninstalling them will also help your device run faster.

Another way to make your Chromebook run faster is to save all your favorite apps to an external hard drive. You can do this by going to Settings and selecting your storage device. After you’ve selected the location of your files, click the move settings to Recovery Utility button. This will allow you to keep your data safe without losing any of the features that you’ve installed.

Another tip to speed up your Chromebook is to make sure that you’re not consuming too much battery power. Most Chromebooks use a limited amount of local storage, so if you have too many apps and tabs open, your battery life may start to suffer.

Keeping your computer’s cache clean can also help improve your experience. By clearing out unnecessary files, you can free up space, which will allow your Chromebook to operate faster.

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Developer Mode is blocked by your administrator

School Chromebooks can be reset to reinstall saved settings and Wi-Fi passwords. However, the process depends on the model of your device and the Internet speed.

To unenroll your Chromebook from your school domain, you must first access Developer Mode. This will allow you to install a different operating system. If you’ve been locked out of Developer Mode, you’ll need to remove the administrator from the system before you can proceed.

Using the spacebar will put your Chromebook into Developer mode. You will then need to press ESC + REFRESH + POWER. Then press Enter to confirm that you are removing the administrator from the system.

Afterwards, you will need to power down your Chromebook. Some models may have special instructions for resetting your device. It’s a good idea to back up all your important data beforehand.

When you’re ready to use your Chromebook again, you’ll need to re-enroll it. The computer will now be registered under your own personal Google account.

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Before proceeding with the reset, it’s a good idea to read the warnings and instructions on the security settings. These settings are intended to protect your Chromebook from malware and other attacks. They are often annoying to deal with, but they can help keep your device safe.

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