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How to wipe my HDD?

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December 24, 2012 4:29:00 PM

Say i want to sell my PC, how do i get rid of everything to make it like the first day i bought it?

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a b $ Windows 7
December 24, 2012 4:36:18 PM

Use system restore , either built in or recovery discs...
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a b $ Windows 7
December 24, 2012 4:56:30 PM

if you want to sell it you really need to totally securely erase the hard drive not just reload windows

have bought plenty off ebay and even with windows reloaded using restore or recovery

files could still be recovered

use something like boot and nuke and overwrite it to at least DOD level

then reload windows

this takes time but its the way to be sure nothing can be recovered from it
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a b $ Windows 7
December 24, 2012 5:43:45 PM

most drive maker have a free tool to do a full format of the drive writting 0 and 1 on it and after that reinstall the os with the user name unknown as admin.
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