No matter the operating system, Apple or Microsoft or Android, updates and resets improve the security system in place, as well as the user’s experience with new features. They also ensure that all installed apps will operate as anticipated with improved efficiency as a “new” system.
Assuming you have a Windows 10 or 11 system, then it is quite easy to perform a Windows search for Reset. When choosing options for the Reset, it is best to perform a clean install by erasing everything. This ensures no corruption will carry over to the new state.
Backup is critically important when performing a Reset, however, all documents should already be backup up or stored to a cloud system, such as OneDrive or SharePoint. Wipe the device clean, and then re-initiate the sync system to retrieve all stored data.
The process for a machine of recent vintage to complete this task should take less than one hour, although several settings and/or preferences might need to be re-instated by the end-user.