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How do I wipe/format my whole HDD to make it like new?

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Just wanting to do a whole new reinstall for windows.

However I want/need to completely wipe the drive of OS and everything first.

How do I do so?
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post #2 of 5
When you boot with he windows disk there is an option to format the drive and create partitions if you want them...
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If you want it like new then just overwrite with another OS install. Or if you're going to sell it and want no trace left behind you should look into DBan.

http://www.dban.org/
     
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Someone recommended me this program that fills the disk with 0s and wipe it completely.
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