How do I restore my Xbox 360 to it's original factory settings?

A simple 7 step guide for solving this common Xbox problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Turn on the Xbox 360.
Go to the Home screen.
Click the menu button on your controller.
Click "Settings".
Click "System".
Scroll over to "Restore factory settings".
Then confirm after you read the warning message.
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Author: The GetHuman Team • January 15th, 2016

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of Xbox customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I restore my Xbox 360 to it's original factory settings?; I can't log into my xbox live account on my xbox *** or xbox one. I have already spoken with Microso; We bought a member ship live card for the xbox & everytume we put the the xob live number in it doesnt ler me connect; Charged my card * times for some thing i never got! Extremely upset took out over ***$ off my card I never bought; Locked out of account. Old email does not exist. Forgot password.; Paid for and downloaded a game and it won't play. How do I get a refund.... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 7 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 35 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Xbox. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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