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I have an older laptop I'm going to give away and would like to wipe the hard drive before doing so, if possible. The laptop contains only one hard drive. Is it possible to wipe the drive containing the operating system? If so, how and what software would I use to do this?

Thanks in advance.
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Any boot disk program out there.
    
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I used DBAN. As far as I can remember it also overwrites the data with random 1 and 0s.
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Wow! Thanks for the quick response, fellows.

Windows won't allow a wipe from within, so what ever is used will have to be booted in to, correct?

Again, thanks very much!
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Wow! Thanks for the quick response, fellows.

Windows won't allow a wipe from within, so what ever is used will have to be booted in to, correct?

Again, thanks very much!

Right, you'll have to burn the program to a CD or make a flash drive bootable.
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