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Help in wiping Windows 8 and hard disk.

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January 21, 2013 7:29:04 PM

I recently finished building a computer and learning I needed an OEM Operating System for the computer, I went out and purchased the software, but I cannot figure out how to wipe my drive, so any help would be great. Thanks.
a b * Windows 8
January 21, 2013 7:32:38 PM

Glad that you build a new computer. Not sure who told you that you needed a OEM copy of the OS but that ok. When booting off of the DVD you will be shown a option to format the disk... this will wipe your drive.
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January 21, 2013 8:45:31 PM

Well it sorta worked, worked until the point the disk could not locate drivers.
a b * Windows 8
January 21, 2013 11:53:04 PM

Hi :) 

You DID check your hardware was 8 compatible BEFORE you bought 8 ?

I think we need your specs to help further ... ?

All the best Brett :) 
January 22, 2013 12:53:59 AM

Motherboard:BIOSTAR TA990FXE
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 4x4 GB
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N65TOC-2GI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Hope that helps
January 22, 2013 6:47:06 PM

did your motherboard come with a cd by chance? those contain the drivers u need so the hard drive can show up.
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