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Discus and support I cleaned hard drive clean in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I cleaned my ASUS X453M hard drive totally clean, i don't know how to download windows on it cause i don't have a flash drive. I tried to use that hard... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by RenārsOzoliņš, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. I cleaned hard drive clean


    I cleaned my ASUS X453M hard drive totally clean, i don't know how to download windows on it cause i don't have a flash drive. I tried to use that hard drive to download windows on it, and it did not worki used youtube videos i found.

    :)
     
    RenārsOzoliņš, Jan 23, 2020
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    Hello my name is Bradford and I'm an Independent Advisor for the Microsoft Community and I will try to answer your question about the security of your online accounts that were once used with that hard drive.

    By "clean" I assume you mean "format" or the actual "clean" command in diskpart- a feature built into Windows.

    If that is the case then yes, the information needed to access your online accounts has been removed and it is safe to sell the drive.

    If, however, this is not what you did, below please refer to the tutorial on how to run the "clean" command.

    1. Press "Windows Key + R" to open the run dialogue

    2. Type cmd then press
    Ctrl+Shift+Enter to run the command as an administrator

    3. Then type diskpart and press enter

    4. Then type list disk and press enter

    5. Then a list of the hard drives connected will be displayed, type the number of the disk you want to clean with the "select disk" before it, for example
    select disk 1

    BEFORE you proceed to the next step please be sure that you selected the correct disk as the next step is NOT recoverable.

    6. Then type clean and press enter.

    If you have any other questions please let me know and I'll be happy to answer them.
     
    Omoikane1122, Jan 23, 2020
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    I use a progam called Dban for cleaning off all the data.

    Edit: If you don't care about the hard drive getting broken (hey I destroy all my old HD's), then do what I do. Real secure data removal requires the following:

    Rifle (I have an SKS)
    10-15 Rounds FMJ (I use Chinese Steel Core 124gr 7.62x39mm, but bonus points if you use incendiary (black tip) rounds.)
    Ability to shoot well.

    Set up the hard drive 20 yards away or more. Scrap metal is possible, but usually the aluminum is pretty tame. Mark 10-15 spots on hard drive to shoot, and 1 in the spindle. Then just step back, shoot, and see that you made data removal quick, easy, and most importantly fun! Nothing says "No Warez Here" like 15 bullet holes in your hard disk!
     
    PVTCaboose1337, Jan 23, 2020
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    hard drive cleaning

    Hello DelmerWilburn

    Thank you for participating in the Microsoft Community, My name is Miguel T.

    You can follow the recommended steps by Microsoft support to clean you Hard Drive:

    *To delete temporary files:

    Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results.

    Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

    Select OK.

    *If you need to free up more space, you can also delete system files:

    In Disk cleanup, select Clean up system files.

    Select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.

    Select OK.

    - Reference:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/402661...

    I hope this information has been useful, please let me know and you still need assistance.
     
    Miguelonky, Jan 23, 2020
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