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Selling my computer I want to wipe the hard drive.

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People aren't really wanting to buy my computer without the hard drive and OS.

I want to just have the windows 7 without any of my programs / information on the 500gb hard drive.

What would be the easiest way to do this?
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reinstall windows formating the hd when you do so
    
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Reinstall Windows and delete the Windows.old folder on your C:\\ drive.
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Originally Posted by ghettogeddy View Post
reinstall windows formating the hd when you do so
Before you do this, get WipeDrive® to do a low level format and Zero write, in case you had any sensitive (read incriminating) data to remove from the HDD.

White Canyon's WipeDrive®:
http://www.whitecanyon.com/wipedrive...FcPd4AodjjiVIA
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Thanks guy rep for everyone!
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post #6 of 29
You could also use Active@ Killdisk. the free version will do a whole pass of zero writes, then you can do a clean format with the windows disk which will write over everything again
http://www.killdisk.com/
post #7 of 29
Can't believe no one has suggested Darik's Boot and Nuke yet.
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post #8 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by t0adphr0g View Post
Before you do this, get WipeDrive® to do a low level format and Zero write, in case you had any sensitive (read incriminating) data to remove from the HDD.

White Canyon's WipeDrive®:
http://www.whitecanyon.com/wipedrive...FcPd4AodjjiVIA
For most people, it isn't incriminating data we need to worry about. It's credit card or bank details, SSN, confidential work documents etc that you want to make sure doens't still exist on a HDD before you dispose of it.

What do you do with your computer that makes you worry about the data on your drive getting you into trouble?
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
For most people, it isn't incriminating data we need to worry about. It's credit card or bank details, SSN, confidential work documents etc that you want to make sure doens't still exist on a HDD before you dispose of it.

What do you do with your computer that makes you worry about the data on your drive getting you into trouble?
Those can be incriminating as well, especially if they aren't yours to begin with
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by burwij View Post
Can't believe no one has suggested Darik's Boot and Nuke yet.
This. Comes with ultimate boot CD as well.

UBCD is infinitely useful and should be in PC toolkit.
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