Windows 10: Wipe hard drive

Discus and support Wipe hard drive in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I’ve bought a new hard drive for my laptop, got it working and installed my windows 10 using the recovery disc. I now want to sell my old hard drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/pelethar, May 30, 2020.

  1. Wipe hard drive


    I’ve bought a new hard drive for my laptop, got it working and installed my windows 10 using the recovery disc.

    I now want to sell my old hard drive but as it stands I’m assuming it still has my old profile and copy of Windows in there etc ( I have no data, files etc in the laptop).

    Is there a way I can wipe it? I’ve put the old drive back in and tried formatting the drive but it tells me I can’t do that because windows is on there.

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    :)
     
    /u/pelethar, May 30, 2020
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  2. How to wipe a hard drive

    modder I already used kill-disk. The deletion is done, I need to reinstall everything.
     
    floridajerseyguy, May 30, 2020
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    2wicked, May 30, 2020
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  4. Shadin Win User

    Wipe hard drive

    How to wipe a hard drive

    The best utility to use to wipe a hard drive is definitely DBAN. You can do an all-out wipe, or simply write all zeroes to the drive.

    Darik’s Boot and Nuke – DBAN
     
    Shadin, May 30, 2020
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