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Windows 7: Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

25 Jan 2015   #10
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Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by danwat1234 View Post
I've heard on the web that in Windows Vista and newer, a full format actually does wipe all data on the volume, not just the file system records. It doesn't just do a read surface scan?
Can anyone confirm?
No, that information is incorrect. If that was the case, tools such as DISKPART CLEAN ALL etc. etc. would not exist.

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