1. MelMaciel's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I would like to know if there is a way to completely remove Windows 10 OS once it has been installed onto a custom pc. If so, can you provide the steps or link that may help me. Thank you.
    06-21-2018 01:19 PM
  2. beman39's Avatar
    try google or even youtube, would give a better explanation than we could...
    06-21-2018 08:07 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Are you replacing it with another OS? Just install something over it.

    Nuke the install completely leaving nothing in it's wake? A disk erasure tool/USB/CD you can boot the computer from should do the trick.
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    06-22-2018 08:58 AM
  4. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    create a Window Install USB drive. boot to the drive and go through set up, until you select the drive. opt to delete all partitions and format the drive. turn off machine. remove USB drive.
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    06-22-2018 10:13 AM
  5. MelMaciel's Avatar
    Thank you for the replies. I am, as xandros9 stated, nuking the install to leave nothing without installing an OS. I think xandros9 and midnightfrolic are stating the same thing, so I will give that a shot. Thanks everyone!
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2018 02:45 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    If you're worried about data lingering on the drive, a data destruction tool like dban will be more secure than the Windows installer.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-22-2018 03:29 PM
  7. gernerttl's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I would like to know if there is a way to completely remove Windows 10 OS once it has been installed onto a custom pc. If so, can you provide the steps or link that may help me. Thank you.
    Remove the hard drive and physically destroy it. That is the only way to ensure any data cannot be recovered.
    06-28-2018 01:11 AM

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