Windows 10: Reinstalling windows 10 before selling PC

Discus and support Reinstalling windows 10 before selling PC in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; Hi there, My device came with windows 10 home. I upgrade it from home to pro via the Microsoft Store, so now my activation page says activated with a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Aryan_33, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Aryan_33 Win User

    Reinstalling windows 10 before selling PC


    Hi there,

    My device came with windows 10 home.

    I upgrade it from home to pro via the Microsoft Store, so now my activation page says activated with a digital license linked to MS account.


    My question is if i decide to sell this PC can i get the original Home edition back on it . If yes, then How??

    If No then what can be done?

    :)
     
    Aryan_33, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. puma99dk| Win User

    Reinstalling Windows 10 to sell a PC - is the 'Remove everything' option enough?

    Restore factory settings do list Removes your personal files, apps and settings, and reinstalls the version of Windows that came on this PC.

    So if this isn't true well than just erase the drive and install a clean Windows 10 with all the drivers u need but why should it be true
    @FordGT90Concept ? *Laugh :laugh:
     
    puma99dk|, Apr 8, 2021
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Apr 8, 2021
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  4. LaytonJnr Win User

    Reinstalling windows 10 before selling PC

    Reinstalling Windows 10 to sell a PC - is the 'Remove everything' option enough?

    Hello,

    I'm reinstalling Windows 10 on a laptop to sell. I would normally wipe the hard drive with DBAN and reinstall; however I have seen that Windows 10 has options which seem to do the equivalent and quicker.


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    Would any information be recoverable from the 'Remove everything' or 'Restore factory settings' options? Or should I stick to DBAN and use the Windows 10 media creation tool instead?

    Many thanks,

    Layton
     
    LaytonJnr, Apr 8, 2021
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