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Windows 7: Erasing Hard Drives (without third party)

08 Jun 2011   #1
jhansen965

Windows 7 profesional
 
 
Erasing Hard Drives (without third party)

Hi all,
I have a desktop and have 2 hard drives 1 is running Windows 7 and 1 is running Windows Vista. I would like to completely erase the hard drive so there is no operating system on it (the Vista drive). I would still like to store files on it. I have looked out there on google but I would not like to use third-party software.


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08 Jun 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have a look here jhansen965 Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Danny
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08 Jun 2011   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhansen965 View Post
Hi all,
I have a desktop and have 2 hard drives 1 is running Windows 7 and 1 is running Windows Vista. I would like to completely erase the hard drive so there is no operating system on it (the Vista drive). I would still like to store files on it. I have looked out there on google but I would not like to use third-party software.
You can use your Windows 7 DVD to delete the Vista partition. Once done, boot back to Windows then use disk management to format the drive.
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08 Jun 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

If you are dual booting, this tutorial will help.
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