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How do I reformat without reinstalling windows 7

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I'm selling my computer with the hard drive so I'm selling my computer without a OS and I'm going to use Darik's Boot And Nuke what should I do after that, I still have my windows 7 CD. Is there stuff still on the hard drive? What should I do?
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Boot up the computer using your Windows 7 DVD, and delete the partitions there, on the select disk screen before you install Windows.
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could just zero the drive using the manufacturer's utilities
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Originally Posted by VisitorQ;13336148 
I'm selling my computer with the hard drive so I'm selling my computer without a OS and I'm going to use Darik's Boot And Nuke what should I do after that, I still have my windows 7 CD. Is there stuff still on the hard drive? What should I do?

Boot and Nuke will destroy all the data on the HDD. Nothing else to do. smile.gif
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post #5 of 7
after using dban the drive should be zeroed. just pack and ship your good to go
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post #6 of 7
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Alright DBAN makes this much easier thanks guys.
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post #7 of 7
you don't ever want to leave your data on a computer when you ship it out. Your best bet is to do what they said and reinstall windows on it.
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