IMPORTANT: Make sure to back up your data and create a recovery disk. This process is only applicable to Windows computers.
If you’re planning to sell or give away your Windows computer, it’s crucial to thoroughly wipe the hard drive to eliminate all personal data before transferring it to someone else. Simply deleting files or formatting the hard drive isn’t sufficient, as data recovery software might make it possible to retrieve the data later on. By utilizing the DOD 5220.22-M standard, you can achieve the best data sanitation by overwriting the entire hard drive with 35 cycles of 1s and 0s.
IMPORTANT: Back up your data and create a recovery disk. All data will be permanently erased and cannot be restored.
Please note that this process can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete.
Once the wiping process begins, all data on the computer, including the recovery partition, will be irreversibly removed.