Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: A Simple Question About Data and HDD

20 Feb 2011   #1
boogieboy

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
A Simple Question About Data and HDD

Hi i just like to ask a simple question. When we uninstall any kind of software through the add/remove from CP properly so does it actually wipe out the data off the HDD and write zero's to the sectors?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Feb 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quick simple A: NO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #3
boogieboy

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks a lot theog for the quick answer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

No.
It just deletes the files, and the action of deleting just marks the sectors as "free" and usable, but the data that makes up those files is technically still there until they are overwritten.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #5
boogieboy

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

and i would also like to know that installing and uninstalling several softwares/games on the same drive reduce the performance of that drive + games/softwares in anyway?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boogieboy View Post
and i would also like to know that installing and uninstalling several softwares/games on the same drive reduce the performance of that drive + games/softwares in anyway?
No.

There may be file fragmentation, but its effects are usually minor.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Feb 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

there may be a slight extra effect with an ssd, but not a spinner.

but nothing worth worrying about.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2011   #8
boogieboy

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks for all your help TVeblen bobkn and mickey megabyte
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 A Simple Question About Data and HDD




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Should Be a Simple Question
When doing a W10 (free) update (via the internet) on a W7 PC, the W10 installer near the end of the installation says "Checking for Updates". Question: Does this "Checking for Updates" use the W7 update service or the W10 update service? If it tries to use the W7 update service, I'm out of...
Windows Updates & Activation
Simple .bat question
Hi all, Does anybody happen to know what command I should be using in a batch file to open a file with a program other than the default for that extension? Or alternatively, as a workaround, how to set the default for a given extension in a batch file and then set it back again? Specifically I'm...
Customization
Just a simple question about my RAM
Hello, I was wondering if this stats are good. I have 4GB ram DDR2 installed and before i had a issue with 3.19 avaiable ( thats fixed ). Now i was wondering if those stats are good: http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f356/addpowerpeeps/Destop01_zpsa35fefc9.png Friendly Kinds,
Performance & Maintenance
Really simple question
Hello everyone. I am a newcomer to the W7 forum and would really appreciate an answer to the following question. Currently I'm using Windows Vista Home Edition which I do not like. I am going to upgrade to W7 Home Edition (clean install) but I'm confused as to which version of W7 to get. There...
General Discussion
Please help ,e with this simple question!!
Can anybody help me?! A very simple question I guess ... When you are surfing the net and you are asked for your email / password / name, whatever, you click with the mouse where you want to type and as soon as you put in one letter, below appears a sort of memory list with all previous words you...
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:46.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App