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Old 12-27-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default How to wipe my computer

I was given a new desktop for Christmas. It used to belong to my Grandfather and this is my first time trying to handle my computer issues on my own. How do I completely dump the system? Oh, and I'm not completely sure that this is where this thread belongs, but I am also new to the site.

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Old 12-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: How to wipe my computer

It belongs mostly in software, so I'll move it for you

Anyways, there's many ways we can wipe a PC. First, if you have a Windows CD, you can install your own operating system, and in the wizard, you'll have the option to format (wipe basically) the hard drive. In Windows Vista/7, you have to click the advanced option in order to format the drive.

The second way is to download a utility boot CD that has tools and diagnostics and you can use a tool to format the hard drive from that. Check out This.

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Old 12-28-2011, 02:44 AM   #3
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Check to see if your Grandfather has any of the factory recovery discs that would have came with it if it was a retail bought PC. That would be your easiest option.
JogaBonito1502: I guess Microsoft is really not to blame. Sorry!

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