How to Wipe a Hard Drive without Deleting Windows

You must know how to wipe a hard drive without deleting Windows? To format or wipe hard drive in Windows 10 is an easy and simple process. To wipe hard drive means to completely reinstall Windows or reset this PC and do clean installation of Windows 10 on your computer.

Maybe you required to clean a complete computer at once or Wipe only the particular drive in which Windows 10 is installed.

Or even you want to delete all data from computer without deleting Windows 10 Operating System.

In Windows 10 PC you don’t required any external hard drive cleaner third party software to clean the drive.

Here we will see how to fully wipe your computer windows 10 in Windows PC
How to wipe single disk in Windows 10 easily
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How to Wipe a Hard Drive without Deleting Windows

Open Settings by type Settings in search box on taskbar.

Click Update & Security Open Recovery then Click Get started under Reset this PC

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Select Remove everything (this will remove all of your personal files, apps and settings)

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You can select either All drives or Only the drive where Windows is installed

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Let’s select All drives > Remove all files and clean the drive

Then Next. It will give prior warning.

Click Reset to Continue.

It will take some time to wipe your computer windows 10 according to your drive space.

Use Disk Cleanup to clean hard drive in which Windows 10 install

Search for Disk cleanup app from the search in taskbar and select it.

Click the Disk Cleanup App button.

Select drive C: then OK.

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Click on Clean up System Files then OK

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Select the check box which you want to delete

Windows Update Cleanup
Windows Defender Antivirus
Downloaded Program Files
Temporary Internet Files
DirectX Shader Cache
Delivery Optimization Files
System created Windows Error Reporting
Recycle Bin
Thumbnails
Downloaded files

How to Wipe a Hard Drive without Deleting Windows

Select OK to proceed.

Use Disk Cleanup to erase computer hard drive

Search for Disk cleanup app from the search in taskbar and select it.

Click the Disk Cleanup button.

Select drive D: or E:  drive then OK.

Select Clean up System Files

Select the check box which you want to wipe

Click OK to proceed.

Wipe computer in Windows through Disk Management

Right click on This PC Select Manage

Select Disk Management

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Select drive and right click the drive to Format

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Click Format

Give Volume Label, File System should be NTFS

select drive to format

OK to Format the drive.

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