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How can I securely erase my Windows XP hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by magenta, 2017/08/21.

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    magenta

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    I have an old XP PC at home that I no longer need so I'm looking to install some flavor on Linux on it and sell it.

    How can I securely erase the hard drive before I install a new OS?

    Ideally, I'd like to have something I can run from a usb thumb drive where I can run it a couple of times.
     
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    magenta

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    OK, that looks like it'll give me a bootable usb stick. What's the easiest way to "burn" that DBAN iso to a usb? Is there a utility that comes with Windows 7?
     
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    Evan Omo

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    Hi magenta. Use this tool, ISOtoUSB.
     

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