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Windows 7: Wiping laptop but leaving OS

08 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
Wiping laptop but leaving OS


I have a new laptop and a friend is having my old laptop. I need to wipe the old laptop securely so there is no sensitive information on the hard drive.

Thing is the dvd drive is not working so can't use my Windows 7 disc.

Is there a way I can do this?

Many thanks


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08 Sep 2013   #2

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08 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

But I can't use my windows 7 disc.
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08 Sep 2013   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by buzzby View Post
But I can't use my windows 7 disc.
You can use a flash drive,

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool
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08 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

You could try:
1) Delete your personal files and software.
2) Run free CCleaner. You can download a portable version.
3) Select Tools > Drive Wiper > Free space only > select drive > select number of passes (I'd go for 1 or 3 pass)
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