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Windows 7: I want to wipe the HD on my old PC.

04 Feb 2012   #1
blockie

 
I want to wipe the HD on my old PC.

I purchased a notebook, move data from the old to the new, reinstall W7 0n the new and other programs. Now it's time to wipe out the old before I give it away. What's a good way to wipe the HD? I presume that it might be a "wiper
that I download to and use from a CD.


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04 Feb 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

there's tons of apps to do it and most of the support DoD level wiping.
Using this method will mean that the harddrive will need to be reformatted and have windows reinstalled.
but there will be no trace of any past data left.
Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing
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04 Feb 2012   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello William,

You coud run the "Clean all" command on the HDD to do a secure erase on it to wipe everything on it.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Feb 2012   #4
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Same as above, but a tutorial here on Darik’s Boot and Nuke
Wipe, Delete, and Securely Destroy Your Hard Drive’s Data the Easy Way - How-To Geek
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04 Feb 2012   #5
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

This is one I like...

WipeDisk - Download.com
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04 Feb 2012   #6
LM2008

Windows 10 Home 64b
 
 

I don't know if i'm allowed to give my two cents.


I use Hardwipe (is free) and is doing a great job, but you have to connect the drive you want to clean externally with a sata\ide to usb or enclosure.
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04 Feb 2012   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LM2008 View Post
I don't know if i'm allowed to give my two cents.
You are more then welcome to contribute to these forums. That is why we are all here, to give and take and learn.

Jim
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04 Feb 2012   #8
blockie

 

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