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Windows 7: Cipher Command

01 Sep 2015   #1
Listal

Acer Aspire, W7, Home Premium, x64
 
 
Cipher Command

Hello guys
My Laptop is an Acer Inspire 280 GB with W7.


I used the inbuilt Cipher facility to wipe the Hard Drive. But none of the Forums I read indicate how to know when the procedure has completed successfully.



After about eight or nine hours, at the bottom of the Command Prompt window, it showed C:\Windows\system32.



Can someone advise me please.

Thank you

Listal





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01 Sep 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Listal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's when it would be finished.
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02 Sep 2015   #3
Listal

Acer Aspire, W7, Home Premium, x64
 
 

Hello Brink

Thank you very much.

Found Cipher Command much easier than other methods I have used before, except for that little detail.
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02 Sep 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, it would be nice if it had some sort of progress meter.
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