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Windows 7: Wipe disk then Restore?

19 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Wipe disk then Restore?

Hello, I have to return a computer for a replacement due to a problem. What I would like to do is wipe the C partition and overwrite it with 1's using Partition Wizard boot CD. Then restore to the original configuration thru the computers system recovery or from the disks they are sending me.

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Will this work? If not is there another way?

Disk Management Pic.

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Its not like I have CIA files on the computer but you never know what will become of the HD after I return it.


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19 Jul 2011   #2

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Yes, it will work from the Recovery DVD's.
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19 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You can also use the clean all command by using diskpart in an elevated command prompt.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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