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How to Wipe a Hard drive in Windows 10 without Deleting Windows

    To wipe hard drive in Windows 10 computer is easy and simple process. To wipe hard drive means to completely wipe pc or format hdd in your computer.

    Sometimes you required to format complete hard drive at once or Wipe only the particular drive in which Windows 10 install.

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

    In Windows 10 pc you have to not require any hard drive cleaner third party software to clean hard drive.

    Here we will see how to completely clean hard drive in Windows 10
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    Wipe hard drive and reinstall Windows 10

    Open Settings by type Settings in search box on taskbar.

    Click Update & Security Open Recovery then Click Get started

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    Select Remove everything (this will remove all of your files, app 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 hard disk according to your drive space.

    Use Disk Cleanup to wipe 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

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    Select OK to proceed.

    Use Disk Cleanup to clean computer hard disk

    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 hard drive 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

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    OK to Format the drive.

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