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Old 04-01-2007, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have one hard drive, that being said its my C drive. I am wondering is there anyway I can format it without touching the OS. What I want to do is wipe this bad boy clean so it only has windows without needing to install windows because I lost my CD.

If that is not possible how would I quickly remove everything off of it besides the OS?

The reason I ask is this is a comp from someone else that I want to wipe all their songs and movies off of without needing to format.


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Old 04-02-2007, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Simply uninstall any programs you don't need, delete folders/files and accounts you no longer need. At least 1 administrative account need to be active.


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Old 04-03-2007, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ccleaner is a good program for removing unwanted apps.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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search the HDD for files ending in ".mp3", ".avi" and so on...
you can remove/delete files from within the search tool
Like mentioned before CCleaner is great for removing temp files, and unwanted apps.
It's HIGHLY recommended. But it can't remove files of a specific type.

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