1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Bedford, Ohio
    Posts : 87
    Win 10 64 bit
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Need mobile formatting software


    Possibly selling my Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet in a few days. Would like to format/delete all data on hard drive. Have too many passwords auto-saved. Is there anything I can install onto a flash drive and run from same flash drive? Will the old Format.exe work with Windows 10 on the tablet?

    Thanks for any help and Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    There is this Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums. It has CCleaner installed which you can use to write zeros to free space.

    Or you can still use format.exe and don't specify /Q for the quick format (so it will write zeros to your drive) and then re-install Windows.

    The easiest would be to take the reset option and select "fully clean my drive" rather than "just remove my files".

    According to Microsoft it works as follows:
    If the volume is not encrypted, then this option performs a full format of the disk and writes zeroes to every sector. This will take quite a long time. This is similar to running the command below:

    format.exe c:\ /P:0

    Happy thanksgiving to you too
    Last edited by lx07; 2 Weeks Ago at 04:09. Reason: formatting
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