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Old 07-22-2009, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

So i got my new hardware today to build my new PC and I was pumped, ready to go. However, I was planning on keeping my existing hard drive, running a "sysprep" to remove the drivers, and then transferring it to my new build. Unfortunately, the sysprep didn't work, and it's not going to. So I want to just wipe my hard drive clean, for i have a copy of a windows installation disk.

So, how can i wipe my HD? I dont have any disks that originally came with my computer. I wanna get this new build up and running! thanks guys
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Just boot to the installation disk and it will prompt you to format a drive. It's that simple
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You can use a GParted LiveCD to format it as well.
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Just boot to the installation disk and it will prompt you to format a drive. It's that simple
Well I'm running vista and i dont have the vista disk. I have an XP disk. any other suggestions?
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You can use a GParted LiveCD to format it as well.
CarnageX already gave another solution.

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It is also located there.

Browse GParted Files on SourceForge.net

There is a Direct Link. Download the .ISO and burn it to disk with ImgBurn.

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