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Erase your hard drive by performing a clean installation of Windows and formatting all partitions. Set your optical drive as the primary boot device in BIOS, and initiate the setup process by restarting your computer. Se... More »

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To erase data from a hard drive, right-click on the files you wish to remove, and select the Delete option. To remove the files permanently, click on the files, and press Delete while holding down Shift. Alternatively, f... More »

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To wipe a hard drive is to completely delete all data on it. Wiping a hard drive is irreversible, requires using special software and is operating system independent. More »

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