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

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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  1. During the new install of 7, you can delete any and all existing partitions, and let Windows create what it needs.
  2. 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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    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.
  4. 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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