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Old 19th February 2020, 08:03   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Wipe Win 7

If the laptop is an original genuine Win7 loaded machine, and still working, then it doesn't seem so old.... so would be a shame to scrap it.
As has been said, to clean the hard disk requires installing boot software to a USB memory stick (or CD), and booting from either of these to overwrite the internal disk drive.

DBAN and Linux have been suggested, another option is to install Android on a USB stick. The Remix android download when run will (can) automatically install Android to the USB stick. Booting from the USB stick allows options to try Android or install to the internal hard disk.
https://www.fosshub.com/Remix-OS.html

Ubuntu Linux download will also create a bootable USB and has the same options to try or install.
https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

If you really want to scrap the laptop, you could remove the hard disk, and maybe put into an external USB case to use as external storage. You can then safely scrap the box.
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Old 19th February 2020, 08:12   #12 (permalink)
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Re: Wipe Win 7

can she not boot into windows DOS and then format from there
or does Win7 not have the same facility as XP?

Then again where is the computer, maybe someone local can help.
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can she not boot into windows DOS and then format from there
or does Win7 not have the same facility as XP?

Then again where is the computer, maybe someone local can help.
Formatting the hard disk doesn't make the information that she doesn't want anyone else to see disappear its possible to retrieve information after a hard disk has been formatted
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Formatting the hard disk doesn't make the information that she doesn't want anyone else to see disappear its possible to retrieve information after a hard disk has been formatted
not always it can also depend on which format or formatting software is used.
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not always it can also depend on which format or formatting software is used.

Information can be retreive if using the standard format command built into windows 7 /dos prompt which is what you mentioned earlier
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I don't think she needs that type of security, just a standard format should be okay.
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