1.    27 Jun 2017 #1

    Wipe harddrive


    How do I do a clean install of win 10? Do I format the harddirve and the install win 10 or is that wrong?
    Would the harddrive make the unit just shutoff and reboot ramdonly? Or will re-install windows cure the problem?
    Thanks
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  2.    27 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,414
    Windows 10 Pro

    It is possible for Windows to cause the computer to shutoff and reboot randomly, but that is more likely a hardware problem. To wipe the hard drive and do a clean install, boot the computer from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD. When you get to the option to do a custom install, select that option. The next screen will list drives and partitions. Delete every partition on the drive you want to install Windows on, then highlight the unallocated space and click next.
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  3.    01 Jul 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,043
    Windows 10 Pro

    To Add to what NavyLCDR is saying, after deleting all the partitions on the drive, it should now be Unallocated Space. Click Next. Windows will Automatically create partitions and format them during the Windows install.
    Be sure to backup any files you want on the current install before attempting the Clean Install.
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  4.    01 Jul 2017 #4

    Thanks for all the time and help
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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