Quote: Originally Posted by barmanjonny
To be honest I just want shot of the laptop it's old and slow and I have 4 other machines. All I want is my Windows 7 off it so I can use it on my main machine.
In that case, just boot into Windows 7 and choose the custom install option, and then delete all the partitions.
Providing you have a retail copy of Windows you can then use it on another computer providing you've removed it from the old computer.
Deleting all the partitions is as good a way as any to remove it.
If you have an OEM version of Windows, it's tied to the computer it's installed on and can't be transferred.
If you really want to go to town you can use Diskpart to clean the drive before you get rid of the computer. Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command