Windows 10: How to wipe Win10 Clean?

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10* 64-bit
       07 May 2016 #1

    How to wipe Win10 Clean?

    Hi, I would like to know how to wipe windows 10 clean due to the errors I've been getting recently, I've tried doing the tutorials but the settings app will not open. So is there any other way to wipe the computer clean? it would be appreciated if someone could help.
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,227
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       07 May 2016 #2

    Either you do a Repair Install, or even one step further, do a Clean Install.

    Repair Install will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.
    Clean Install will NOT let you keep anything. You'll start fresh.

    Repair Install
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Clean Install
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10* 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       07 May 2016 #3

    No, I mean getting rid of ALL files. Without re-installing win10.
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 11,342
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       07 May 2016 #4

    Are you using a mechanical hard drive or an SSD? Also, are you planning on reusing the drive or are you selling it or the computer? Do you have more than on operating system installed right now?
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