Deleting everything from pc

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Dilcia

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I have a lenovo ideapad 310 15-ABR and I want to delete all my information from it. I want to donate it to my local school because of all the home schooling children are having. I have been given various instructions but unable to do them as the required button/ app etc not on my laptop. Please remember I am over 60 and not too good with this stuff. Yhanks to everyone in advance.
 

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Hello @Dilcia and welcome to PCHF :)

If you're running Windows 10, there's an easy method to do this.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Recovery.
  4. Under the "Reset this PC" section, click the Get started button.
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5. Click the Remove everything option.

Once the computer reboots a few times it will have a clean install of Windows ready to go for the next user with everything wiped.
 

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Hello @Dilcia and welcome to PCHF :)

If you're running Windows 10, there's an easy method to do this.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. Click on Recovery.
  4. Under the "Reset this PC" section, click the Get started button.
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5. Click the Remove everything option.

Once the computer reboots a few times it will have a clean install of Windows ready to go for the next user with everything wiped.
I have been told to do this but I don't have Update and Security in settings. Where will it be?
 

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so when you click Start, then Settings (the cog icon), you then don't see Update & Security?
you can't be running Windows 10 then?
what is your Operating System?
 

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so when you click Start, then Settings (the cog icon), you then don't see Update & Security?
you can't be running Windows 10 then?
what is your Operating System?
Hi, it is Windows 10 and I found the control panel and it has System and Security and in that is Security and Maintenance. In that is Recovery and in that are 3 things Create a recovery drive, Open system restore and configure system restore. Which should I use?
 

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Click the Start Menut
Just above the Power Icon there is the COG

OR

Press the Windows Key + X
Click Settings

Then follow the other instructions from Post # 2

Post a screen shot of what you show in the Settings section.
 
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Dilcia

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Hi,
I have done what you said and this is what comes up. See below.
Thanks
 

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