Whonix ™ Factory Reset
Users sometimes ask how they can reset their system. This is called
factory reset. 
Two major methods exist.
A): re-install method
Delete Whonix ™ (or delete just 1 VM) and re-install the most recent (stable) version of Whonix ™. This is the "cleaner", all covering method and moves the system as close to vendor default as possible. However, this option is less convenient as user data would have to be migrated in case that matters.
B): reset settings method
Reset settings to vendor defaults as much as possible. This method is imperfect, cannot undo all user modifications or solve all issues.
In case of Whonix ™ it's not really a
factory resetbecause at time of writing Whonix ™ is only software and not hardware. Therefore there cannot really be any factory defaults by the strict word definition. Calling it
vendor settings resetis harder to understand.
factory resethas a nicer sound to it.
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