Reinstalling Windows & Cleaning Traces with


This guide outlines the steps to reinstall Windows using, with a focus on cleaning traces.

Chapter 1: Important Notes

Purpose and Applicability

  • This method is primarily designed for Fortnite but may work for other games.

  • Use it each time you receive a ban on a game where you don't have a trace cleaner for.

  • Someone on the staff team might have suggested using this method instead over others.

Chapter 2: Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: USB Drive Preparation

  • Acquire a USB drive with a minimum capacity of 8GB.

  • Install and open the Rufus application from

Step 2: Download Windows .iso File Installation

  1. Open Rufus:

  2. Select USB Drive:

    • Choose your USB drive from the list under "Device."

  3. Select Windows ISO:

    • Click "SELECT" next to the "Boot selection" field.

    • Choose the Windows .iso file you have downloaded.

  4. Start the Process:

    • After selecting the ISO file, click the "Start" button.

    • Rufus will prompt a warning that the process will format the USB. Confirm and proceed.

Step 3: Confirm Installation

  • After installation, ensure the files are on the USB.

Step 4: Booting from USB

  • Open the Start Menu:

    • Click on the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen or press the "Windows" key on your keyboard.

  • Open the Power Menu:

    • Hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard.

    • While holding down the "Shift" key, click on the "Power" icon in the Start Menu.

  • Select Restart:

    • While still holding down the "Shift" key, click on "Restart."

  • Access Troubleshoot Options:

    • After your computer restarts, it will take you to the "Choose an option" menu.

    • Select "Troubleshoot."

  • Choose Advanced Options:

    • In the Troubleshoot menu, select "Advanced options."

  • Access UEFI Firmware Settings:

    • In Advanced options, select "UEFI Firmware Settings."

  • Restart Again:

    • Click on "Restart" to restart your computer once more.

  • Access UEFI Setup:

    • Upon restart, your computer will take you to the UEFI Firmware Settings, commonly referred to as the BIOS.

    • Navigate to the section that allows you to set the boot order or directly boot from a specific device.

  • Select USB Boot:

    • Locate the section related to boot options or boot order.

    • Set the USB drive as the first boot device or select the option that allows you to boot from a specific device.

  • Save Changes and Exit:

    • Save the changes you made to the UEFI settings and exit.

    • The computer will restart again, and this time it should boot from the USB drive.

  • Initiate Windows Installation:

    • Once the computer boots from the USB drive, the Windows installation process should begin.

    • Make sure you select "Windows Pro" Option.

Step 5: Windows Setup

  • While in the drive partition section, carefully delete all partitions associated with your Windows installation. Ensure that you only remove partitions related to your Windows disks and not other essential disks. If you're uncertain or have any doubts, create a support ticket in Chlorine for guidance. Please be aware that we cannot take responsibility if you mistakenly remove the wrong disks.

Chapter 3: HWID Spoofer & Fortnite Account Usage After Unban

  • For Fortnite it's crucial to stay away from accounts that have been flagged with particular ban messages like "Exploit Ban" or "24 Hour Ban." Accounts displaying messages such as "You were removed from the match," "Exploit Ban," or "24 Hour Ban" are treated as permanent bans. Despite the mention of a 24-hour duration, these bans are, in fact, permanent. Hence, it's advisable to avoid using any account that has received such messages.

  • For a banned HWID, use a reliable spoofer after cleaning.

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