Windows 10: How to wipe Win10 Clean?

Discus and support How to wipe Win10 Clean? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dank, May 6, 2016.

  1. Dank Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    Dank, May 6, 2016
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  2. Windows 10 Won't Boot After Update

    Tell us more about that (e.g., when & why did you wipe the HDD; how did you "go back to windows 8;' how did you upgrade to win10 again; what Win10 version & build is currently installed)?
     
    PA Bear - MS MVP, May 6, 2016
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  3. Re-install Win10

    Understand that but I have a lot of junk on that SSD land want to get rid of all of it and start over. If I wipe the SSD then I am not restoring win10, I am starting all over again.

    If I wipe that drive - therefore having nothing on the computer at that point - can I use the media restore tool on the USB to boot from and then re-download win10? Will win10 recognize that I had win 8.1 on the computer after I wipe the SSD and therefore
    allow me to download a fresh win10?
     
    jbrown1000, May 6, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    How to wipe Win10 Clean?

    davidhk, May 6, 2016
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  5. Dank Win User
    No, I mean getting rid of ALL files. Without re-installing win10.
     
    Dank, May 6, 2016
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  6. essenbe Win User
    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?
     
    essenbe, Apr 4, 2018
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