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resetting windows and removing personal off old PC

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i am trying to wipe off this PC where all my personal info is gone and i can sell , but just leave windows on here all updated 

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As that unit, the HP 27-b011 came with an NVMe SSD boot device, and a DATA drive, you should format the DATA drive using an unrecoverable re-write of all "zeroes".

At the command prompt, type the following, followed by Enter:

. If you're formatting a different drive, change e to whatever drive letter you need.

format e: /fs:NTFS /p:2

The format command used in this way will format the E drive with the NTFS file system and write zeros to every sector of the drive twice. If you're formatting a different drive, change e to whatever drive letter you need.

A single pass of zeros to a hard drive should prevent all software based file recovery programs from extracting information from the drive, which the format command in Windows 7 and Vista does by default. However, you might do two passes via this method just to be safe. Even better, if you'd like to protect yourself from more invasive ways of recovering data, choose a true data destruction program with more advanced options.

 

Then you can:

To restore the computer to its out-of-the-box settings. Here’s how to factory reset your PC.

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