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Windows 7: Unformat a Drive ?

05 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
Unformat a Drive ?

Anyone know how to un-format a drive as if it's brand new ? No Data is on the drive.

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05 Apr 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Why do you want to?
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05 Apr 2012   #3

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

You mean completely wipe it? Look here- Darik's Boot And Nuke | Hard Drive Disk Wipe and Data Clearing
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05 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Why do you want to?
To make the HDD space unallocated again ?
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05 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you just want to create unallocated space and aren't worried about any data that may be on the drive you can just delete any partitions on it via disk management.

If you want to thoroughly wipe the drive this tutorial explains how to do it using Diskpart.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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05 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Done !
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