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  1. Posts : 63
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    DBAN instructions


    So I wanna re-install Windows 10 using DBAN ie start over from scratch. Need a step-by-step guide, thank you.
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    CandleJakk said:
    So I wanna re-install Windows 10 using DBAN ie start over from scratch. Need a step-by-step guide, thank you.
    You do not need to use dban unless you intend to pass device to anybody else. See tutorials section for step by setp guides to clean install windows 10.
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    cereberus said:
    You do not need to use dban unless you intend to pass device to anybody else. See tutorials section for step by setp guides to clean install windows 10.
    I know. It's just that I wanna start over fresh, and I hear DBAN is the best bet.
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    CandleJakk said:
    I know. It's just that I wanna start over fresh, and I hear DBAN is the best bet.
    Your best bet is to select "custom install" during W10 setup, and delete all partitions so that you have an unallocated drive on which to install W10.

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    CandleJakk said:
    I know. It's just that I wanna start over fresh, and I hear DBAN is the best bet.
    All you ever wanted to know about starting fresh can be found in this tutorial

    Clean Install Windows 10

    simrick's advice re: unallocated space is also in the tutorial.
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  6. Posts : 63
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    Slartybart said:
    All you ever wanted to know about starting fresh can be found in this tutorial

    Clean Install Windows 10

    simrick's advice re: unallocated space is also in the tutorial.
    I know, but I wanna use DBAN. Do you know the procedure?
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  8. Posts : 63
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    Thanks. So, if I wanna reinstall Windows 10, what should I do? Burn the disc or buy new Windows?
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  9. Posts : 63
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    Also, what's the difference between DBAN and this
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    CandleJakk said:
    Also, what's the difference between DBAN and this
    When you deleted files, the files are not actually erased, but the storage indices that point to them are deleted, so the space used can be overwritten by new data. As a rule, this is fine.

    However, when you sell a pc or pass it on, it is possible to resurrect the deleted data if it has not yet been overwritten.

    Tools like DBAN forcibly overwrite the data with ones and zeros to make it impossible to recover the old data. If pc had sensitive data on it, this is a good idea.

    If pc is just for you use, it is a waste for time really.
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