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Before you sell or give away your Windows 10 device or Xbox One

If you are going to sell or give away your Windows 10 device or Xbox One console, you need to make sure that you have removed all of your personal information.

Reset a Windows 10 device

  1. Back up any information you want to save.

  2. Choose begin > Settings  > Update and security  > data backup> Add a drive, and then select an external drive.

  3. After you have saved all the information you need, choosebegin > Settings > Update and securityRestoration.

  4. Choose underReset this PC the optionFirst steps, and then follow the instructions on the screen. Resetting your device will remove your files, settings, and apps, and then reinstall Windows.

Reset an Xbox One

  1. Back up your settings

  2. Reset the console to the factory settings on Xbox One

Remove a device from your Microsoft account

After you've backed up and reset your device, you should remove it from your Microsoft account. That's how it works:

  1. Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices, sign in, and find the device you want to remove.

  2. Choose View Detailsto view information about this device.

  3. Select under the name of the device Further actions > Remove.

  4. Check the device details, check the box for My device can be removed, and then select Remove out.

You can unlink the device from your Microsoft account so it doesn't affect the Microsoft Store device limit:

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account at https://account.microsoft.com/devices.

  2. Find the device you want to remove and select delete link out.

  3. Review the device details and select delete link out.

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