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Windows 7: How to Format Windows 7 to have empty C:

10 Apr 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Karl, that makes sense. Else I could not see how it would work.


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10 Apr 2010   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

whs,
I ran across the not being able to clean youself problem myself.

One can also boot from a Win 7 DVD and then at that first screen use SHIFT + F10 to get to a command prompt. The Win 7 DVD has installed a Win PE so that one is operating from a ram drive.

I've never needed to but I've been told that any point after that 1st screen during an install, one can use the Shift + F10 command to drop to a command prompt.
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10 Apr 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Hello Bero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you can use the Clean All command in a command prompt at boot to completely wipe the hard drive without the need for a 3rd party program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I wonder how this works if you apply it to C.
If you do it from a command prompt at boot using your Windows 7 installation DVD from the Windows Recovery Options, then it will wipe the C: drive clean as well.
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10 Apr 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you can use the Clean All command in a command prompt at boot to completely wipe the hard drive without the need for a 3rd party program.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
I wonder how this works if you apply it to C.
If you do it from a command prompt at boot using your Windows 7 installation DVD from the Windows Recovery Options, then it will wipe the C: drive clean as well.
Thanks Shawn. Karl just gave me a tutorial on it. I had never done that before - no need yet. My PCs are still in good working order and not ready for the Salvation Army - LOL.
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10 Apr 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Wolfgang.
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11 Apr 2010   #16
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

the best thing for wiping a drive clean as it can be is a boot up program called dban www.dban.org
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