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Windows 7: want to completely wipe my computer.

15 Feb 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
want to completely wipe my computer.

i want to completely wipe my computer clean. i tryed reinstalling. but i still have 200 gig worth of stuff on my hard drive. how do i wipe my hard drive completely then reinstall windows and have a fresh computer

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15 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Change the boot order in BIOS to CD/DVD, load windows 7 dvd, reboot and follow on screen prompts, when you get to the screen to select a drive to load OS, click format at bottom right. This will erase the HDD and you can install the OS on an empty drive.

And this excellent tutorial....

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15 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Otherwise boot using a Partition Manager Boot Disk and then first delete and then in the unallocated space produced due to the deletion recreate the partition. Voilą.
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15 Feb 2012   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks bassfisher i just done what you said and now its showing 452 of 465gig free.
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16 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Glad to here you got it...

Remember to change your boot order back to HDD first in the BIOS.
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