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Windows 7: External HDD

08 Jun 2011   #1
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
External HDD

Good day This is my first time on here,I have an external hdd which I no longer need so my mate said that he will buy it from me,Now the question is what is the best way to make sure that the drive is clean all my info is erased?.Is that possible?.
Thanks.


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08 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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You need to use a secure eraser as a quick format will leave all your data in an easily recoverable state.

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Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.
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08 Jun 2011   #3
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Thanks I will give the Ccleaner a go.
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08 Jun 2011   #4
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome
If you want you HD clean because of a sale, Ccleaner is not the way to go, try eraser.
Eraser
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08 Jun 2011   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I normally use Active Kill Disk for these tasks.
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08 Jun 2011   #6
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Selling it to a friend a full format should suffice, i doubt they will try to gather any of your info. They just need an extra hdd
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08 Jun 2011   #7
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Many thanks to all.I think we got the solution now.
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08 Jun 2011   #8
trendy

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

PS.How do I get an image into my signature?
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08 Jun 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by trendy View Post
PS.How do I get an image into my signature?
I'm no expert on graphic design so I just created mine in Photoshop. It was just a question of importing an image to a separate layer above the background layer, and then scaling it to size.

If you want a real fancy signature just ask on these forums and I'm sure somebody will oblige.
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09 Jun 2011   #10
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Arc makes really good signatures. I'm sure he could help you.

And you could always quick format the hard drive. It's much, much easier than using an external program and it does the job nearly as good.
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