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using old hard drive for new computer, how to wipe the hard drive?

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January 5, 2014 2:52:31 PM

I want to use my old hard drive for my new computer. I'm building a new computer, yet, I do not want to spend the money to get a new hard drive, so I'd like to install my new windows 7 on it which was previously used for my old windows 7. I've heard that dban is a good tool for wiping the drive and I wonder if I use the quick erase where it writes over it once if that will be good enough for me to install my new windows, or do I have to write over it 3 times or more, which I would like to avoid so as not to shorten the life-time of my hard drive and so that it doesn't take 5 days. Thank you for any help.
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January 5, 2014 2:56:03 PM

During the new install of 7, you can delete any and all existing partitions, and let Windows create what it needs.
January 5, 2014 2:57:16 PM

USAFRet said:
During the new install of 7, you can delete any and all existing partitions, and let Windows create what it needs.


So I do not need to worry about wiping it?
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January 5, 2014 2:58:05 PM
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lemonsngravy said:
USAFRet said:
During the new install of 7, you can delete any and all existing partitions, and let Windows create what it needs.


So I do not need to worry about wiping it?


Right.
January 5, 2014 2:59:28 PM

USAFRet said:
lemonsngravy said:
USAFRet said:
During the new install of 7, you can delete any and all existing partitions, and let Windows create what it needs.


So I do not need to worry about wiping it?


Right.


Thank you very much
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