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Windows 7: what is the best WAY to clean a DISC???

16 May 2010   #1

Window 7 Ultimate 32bit
what is the best WAY to clean a DISC???

Hi there U have heard of so many ways how to clean a disc, but witch one is the best???

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16 May 2010   #2


what disk???????????????????????????
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16 May 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

You have to tell us a little more of what you are trying to accomplish.
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16 May 2010   #4

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
Disk v. Disc

If you follow tradition, the term disc refers to optical media, disk refers to magnetic media.

I assume you are wanting to clean optical media (CDs/DVDs). I wash (fingers or microfiber cloth only) with a 50/50 water/isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol solution - to remove grease (fingerprints). I then rinse in plain water and dry with a microfiber cloth. More expensive would be to dry with lens paper. If you rinse with distilled water you could probably air dry without getting water spots (the reason for drying)

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16 May 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Whatever you do, stay away from preparations for disc cleaning, all that I have found are nothing more than water, with perhaps a trace of alcohol, but not enough for cleaning. They are a waste of money.
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16 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I do like the above posters said, but I also only wipe from Center of disc straight out.
I don't wipe in circles if you know what I mean.
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16 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I use the same thing to clean my computer keyboards, monitors, laptops and's a 50/50 mix of 70-80% isopropyl alcohol with distilled water and a microfiber cloth.
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16 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit with SP1

As said, use a mixture of 50/50 Isopropyl Alcohol & Deionised Water (dont use hand sanitizer - it contains IPA but also mosturisers which cause surface to grease up ang give read errors - i get my IPA from eBay - 100% pure n just dilute it with 50% deionised water). Deionised water can be bought from most stores (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's etc as its used for putting in irons & car batteries) - dont use tap water as it contains minute traces of minerals which over time can scratch the surface

Lastly, dont rub in a circular motion, as this can cause read errors and make the disc unreadable. Start from the centre hole and work your way out to the outside - repeat this all the way round.

Quite in depth, but this also applies to TFT screens - works a charm - just remember - 50% PURE Isopropyl Alcohol & 50% DEIONISED water
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16 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1

I am betting he means a Hard Drive

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16 May 2010   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I bet your correct.

However, before making a suggestion more info is needed.

I'm looking forward to his next post.

But basically, either a DiskPart Clean command or SDelete from the SysInternals Suite or simply a wipe with CCleaner, however, we must await his reply.
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