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Windows 7: How do i completely remove everything?

01 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How do i completely remove everything?

I was wondering, how do i just remove everything on the computer?
Just reinstall Windows 7, restore to factory settings?

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01 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Go to System Restore,and restore the system to the date when Windows is installed ?
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01 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Nope, there is no restore point for that.
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01 Aug 2011   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Do you have the Recovery Disk?

Why do you want to remove everything?
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01 Aug 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


If you want to completely wipe ( secure erase ) the entire Hard Disk Drive of the PC have a look at the information in this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
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01 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Be sure not to wipe partitions you want to keep eg. Recovery Partition!
Clean all" will wipe the disk.

If you are keeping the computer and not worried about people recovering "deleted" files then a factory restore is all you need.
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