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Windows 7: Partition Wizard : New Tutorial

30 Jun 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
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Hello rev1775, thanks!
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01 Jul 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
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The option I find useful is Option Two, the wipe or "secure erase" function, of course Windows will do that but to run "clean all" it marks an entire HDD/SSD as "unallocated space" and does the whole drive where-as the wipe in Partition Wizard will do just a partition and leave the rest of the drive alone.


YMMV, always have backups!
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01 Jul 2010   #13
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
The option I find useful is Option Two, the wipe or "secure erase" function, of course Windows will do that but to run "clean all" it marks an entire HDD/SSD as "unallocated space" and does the whole drive where-as the wipe in Partition Wizard will do just a partition and leave the rest of the drive alone.


YMMV, always have backups!
Hi BFK

diskpart,Commands would be

diskpart
list voume
select volume #
clean all
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01 Jul 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



The point is that "clean all" won't do just a partition, it'll automatically do the whole drive and any data on other partitions will be lost.
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01 Jul 2010   #15
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mate.



The point is that "clean all" won't do just a partition, it'll automatically do the whole drive and any data on other partitions will be lost.
Hi BFK

If you type "list disk", yes.
If you type "list volume ", no, only cleans that volume #.
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01 Jul 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I don't know mate, I tried it and it did the whole disk; did I do it wrong?


I saved most of the snips when I was playing around with it.
Partition Wizard : New Tutorial-diskpart.jpg


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01 Jul 2010   #17
theog

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Have look at this.

Partition Wizard : New Tutorial-list-volume.png


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01 Jul 2010   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

To be honest, I have nothing that doesn't have data on it that I can have a play with right this minute but I have another 500GB HDD that I can put in the hot swap rack that I will setup in the next few days and set up some partitions on it, so I can experiment with this.

Thank you for the info, I will bring this back around in a day or so, probably this weekend.



Partition Wizard : New Tutorial-volume.jpg


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01 Jul 2010   #19
theog

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Have fun.
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01 Jul 2010   #20
Bare Foot Kid
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Thanks, I will; look for some rep in the near future.
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