How do I wipe the drive on a Windows 10 Surface Pro 4 computer?

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  1. Nisko's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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       #11

    OK, thanks!

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    OK, I have a USB drive that looks like this (Windows 10): I have a Surface Pro 4 with a USB port (that doesn't belong to me so I'm not used to it and how to maneuver around). It is connected to the internet. My understanding (correct me if I'm wrong) is that, if I boot to this USB drive, I can run the 'diskpart clean all' command. I want to wipe the OS drive completely. How do I change the boot sequence so that I boot into the USB drive and then execute the diskpart clean all command? Thank you.....
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 20H4 19042.746
       #12

    Start Surface from a USB drive Once you’ve followed the steps above, you’re ready to start your Surface from your USB drive.
    Notes

    • Before starting your Surface from a USB drive, make sure you don’t have any other USB devices connected to your Surface, including USB mouse devices, keyboards, or other storage drives. Surface will try to boot from any other connected USB devices.
    • If you don’t want to start your Surface from your USB drive, make sure the drive is not inserted in the USB port on your Surface when you start it.
    • If you’re having trouble starting your Surface by using the steps below, you can boot it from the USB drive through Windows. To do this


    1. Insert the USB drive into the USB port, and then go to Start , select Settings > Update & security > Recovery.
    2. Under Advanced startup, select Restart Now.
    3. On the Choose an option screen, select Use a device > USB Storage.





    Surface Pro (5th Gen), Surface Pro (5th Gen) with LTE Advanced, Surface Go, Surface Go with LTE Advanced, Surface Laptop (1st Gen), Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio (1st Gen), Surface Studio 2, Surface Pro 4, Surface 3, or Surface Pro 3 with a configured boot order in UEFI

    • Shut down your Surface.
    • Insert the bootable USB drive into the USB port on your Surface.
    • Press the power button to turn it on.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to boot from your USB drive.

    Surface Pro (5th Gen), Surface Pro (5th Gen) with LTE Advanced, Surface Go, Surface Go with LTE Advanced, Surface Laptop (1st Gen), Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book, Surface Book 2, Surface Studio (1st Gen), Surface Studio 2, Surface Pro without a configured boot order in UEFI

    • Shut down your Surface.
    • Insert the bootable USB drive into the USB port on your Surface.
    • Press and hold the volume-down button on the Surface. While you're doing this, press and release the power button.
    • The Microsoft or Surface logo appears on your screen. Continue to hold the volume-down button. Release the button once spinning dots appear beneath the logo.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to boot from your USB drive.

    Found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...m-a-usb-device
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