How to Secure delete Windows 10?
I want to secure delete Windows 10 because of the previously malware attack, just would like to wipe the system clean and start over. I can use easer freeware to permanently deleted files and folders, but not able to erase the Windows 10 operating system, so I'm looking for a boot eraser to kill disk of OS and clean install the latest creators update.
Windows has its own function of resetting everything and keeps the system, but to ensure a clean installation on a clean disk, it's better to wipe the entire drive and install Windows again from the setting up disk. And sometimes when malware once stayed on the disk, you never know when it will active again. When it goes to the situation that malware stops Windows from booting, Windows default resetting programs won't be there to help.
The third-party secure delete program for Windows ByebyeData Eraser is able to secure delete Windows from the boot eraser, when Windows can't boot normally, Eraser can go to WinPE environment and wipe clean the disk before you clean install the system. To do so, please follow the steps:
1. Download ByebyeData Eraser Pro for Home Edition, or Editions above it. Install it to any drive and run it as administrator. When UAC dialog prompts, click Yes to it. If your current Windows 10 cannot boot, you can download this program from other computer.
2. Click on Bootable media tab in the first window and click Browse to define a path to store the ISO file, then click Create, few seconds later, the ISO file is created. If you failed to create such file, please send us the screenshot to email@example.com
3. Insert an USB drive and download the portable freeware Rufus to burn the Eraser ISO file to USB, it's easy to use and if you don't know much about each parameter, you can just load the ISO file and click Start directly.
A few seconds waiting, the Eraser program will be burned to the USB, now we can close all the running software and backup what's essential for you on C Drive, and then we reboot the computer or plug out the USB drive and connect it to the Windows 10 computer you're about to secure delete.
After setting BIOS to boot from USB, the WinPE-based ByebyeData Eraser will be ready.
Now we can do a secure deletion of anything on this hard drive.
Click on the Erase entire drive option > select one overwriting method (The default one pass wiping plan is enough to secure delete system drive) > select C Drive or the boot drive of your disk > click Erase Now and you're prompted to confirm this erasure > Click Yes.
If C Drive has too much free space, erase entire drive will spend long time to finish. So ByebyeData Eraser provides another solution for large C Drive size but less Windows size users. We can use the Erase files and folders function to erase individual files and folders in C Drive or all the folders in C Drive, which will significantly shorten erasing time. In WinPE mode, system files in boot drive can be erased like other files in data partition.