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Old January 29, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Hey,
i have an HDD that i want completely empty. it has windows 7 on it now. but i am using an ssd as well, so i want the HDD empty.
how do i do this?
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Old January 29, 2013, 06:22 AM
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So you're currently booting off of the SSD? If so the easiest method would be to open the file folder / go to computer / right click on the HDD and select format.
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Old January 29, 2013, 06:50 AM
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˙es i am booting from the ssd. wil formating clear it all? so it is compleatly empty?
sorry if i am stupid here
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Old January 29, 2013, 07:47 AM
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It will clear the files, what it won't do is secure the files so that they can't be recovered.

You can also go Control panel / Adminstrative Tools / Computer Management / Storage / Disk Management and then from there delete the partition on the HDD and then recreate it. Once you've done that you can reformat it.
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Old January 29, 2013, 08:27 AM
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what is best? delete the pertition or just reformat?
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Old January 29, 2013, 08:34 AM
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The best would be a proper wipe of the hard drive so nothing can be recovered. Wipedisk is a great little utility, free and it's standalone so you don't even need to install it.

WipeDisk - Erase disks secure and fast
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