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Windows 7 starter wipe clean without pw

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by racng69, Aug 15, 2010.

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  1. racng69

    racng69 Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2010
    I have a computer, that i dont have the main password to get into. How can i wipe this computer clean? to original settings. It doesnthave a cd drive, its a netbook
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If you need to securely "wipe" the hard drive it may be best to put it in a USB enclosure and do the job from another computer.

    If formatting the partition(s) is sufficient you can boot GParted from a USB flash drive.

    Assuming it has a Recovery partition it may include a format option. And, of course, the Recovery partition is the default way to "recover" to the way the netbook came originally.
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