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Don't mess around with individual partitions. Get MS's Win10 ISO download tool, boot from it, and just tell it to nuke all partitions. It'll create those small partitions it needs for boot/recovery, and allocate the rest of it to itself. Then let it install itself.

Then, if you're really paranoid about wiping might still be recoverable after that, run sdelete from SysInternals. This'll wipe any sector that is still marked as unused (even though data from previous files might still be there), so that data effectively gets overwritten with garbage.

For an extra level of paranoia - start the whole thing by running DBAN. The drive will be as clean as can be reasonably expected. Then reinstall Win10, and call it a day.

Or just replace the whole damned drive with one you no longer care about, after wiping it with DBAN (in case that one might ever have contained data you don't want to be recovered). Do whatever you want with the drive you've just removed.
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