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Need to wipe all of my data from my Computer, but keep Win7.

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July 20, 2014 10:42:37 AM

I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

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July 20, 2014 10:45:26 AM

TehBurdishLemun said:
I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

(Not sure if this belongs in this category)

The install disc can be used on 1 PC, not once. It is tied to that computer.

Hope I helped:) 
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July 20, 2014 11:29:17 AM

zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

(Not sure if this belongs in this category)

The install disc can be used on 1 PC, not once. It is tied to that computer.

Hope I helped:) 

Well now I feel stupid.
But how would that work if I completely wiped the HDD (as in everything, including the OS)?
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July 20, 2014 11:31:12 AM

TehBurdishLemun said:
zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

(Not sure if this belongs in this category)

The install disc can be used on 1 PC, not once. It is tied to that computer.

Hope I helped:) 

Well now I feel stupid.
But how would that work if I completely wiped the HDD (as in everything, including the OS)?

Don't feel stupid!
Move everything you want to keep on a USB flash drive and reinstall Windows:) 
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July 20, 2014 11:34:41 AM

zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

(Not sure if this belongs in this category)

The install disc can be used on 1 PC, not once. It is tied to that computer.

Hope I helped:) 

Well now I feel stupid.
But how would that work if I completely wiped the HDD (as in everything, including the OS)?

Don't feel stupid!
Move everything you want to keep on a USB flash drive and reinstall Windows:) 
There's nothing I want to keep, as I haven't had it long enough or used it long enough to have anything of value on there.

How would I go about wiping the HDD completely?
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July 20, 2014 11:37:46 AM

TehBurdishLemun said:
zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
zeyuanfu said:
TehBurdishLemun said:
I'm selling my PC online (Ebay), so I need to completely wipe everything on it, but keep Win7. The install disc I used for it was an OEM version, thus can only be used once.

How can I go about doing this?

(Not sure if this belongs in this category)

The install disc can be used on 1 PC, not once. It is tied to that computer.

Hope I helped:) 

Well now I feel stupid.
But how would that work if I completely wiped the HDD (as in everything, including the OS)?

Don't feel stupid!
Move everything you want to keep on a USB flash drive and reinstall Windows:) 
There's nothing I want to keep, as I haven't had it long enough or used it long enough to have anything of value on there.

How would I go about wiping the HDD completely?

Go into the Windows install, when you get to the part where you choose which disk to install Windows on, click your disk and click format. Then, exit Windows install.
Hope I helped!
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July 20, 2014 12:40:45 PM

Hello,

Unfortunately your Win license is an OEM one, so it is tied to your hardware. You can sell your PC and the license together, or you can install your OEM on your new system and try to reactivate the new installment by phone, but you'll enter into some kind of grey zone because they could ask you the RMA documents (the reactivation process can be made if you can provide proof for motherboard/HDD damage).
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