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Old 08-03-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hey, I want to install vista-32bit, but i want a clean HD. Can someone tell me how to swipe out my entire hd

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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When you boot from the installation DVD, you will have the option of deleting and recreating the partitions on your hard drive. Deleting and recreating a partition will wipe out all the information on it. When you select the newly created partition to install to, it will be formatted automatically.

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:15 AM   #3
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How clean you want it? I would suggest running dban on the drive first then install. Dban will make sure the drive is clean and no data remains.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:36 PM   #4
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If you want to prevent against any traces of sensitive data being left over then sure, the above would be a good choice - otherwise I wouldn't personally bother, just do a normal format within the installation.
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