Darik's Boot and Nuke Or Another Software?

By Route44
May 31, 2015
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  1. I need to "nuke" a hard drive that has Windows XP on it so that I can install Windows 7 64 (yes, the computer will have 4 gigs of RAM) and pass it on. I have only needed DBAN once and that was a number of years ago.

    I was wondering if this is still the go to software for this purpose or is there something else I should consider? Thanks.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    I'm fairly certain installing Windows 7 (and formatting during installation) and then using CCleaner "Drive Wiper" to erase free space would be sufficient as well as redundant (w/ 1, 3, 7, and 35 pass option).

    If there is sufficient reason to be paranoid, perhaps changing the hard drive would be the only option. I can say I don't know anyone that would have sufficient reason to be paranoid.
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  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 11,984   +72

    Thanks much! You saved me an unnecessary step. And as for paranoia I've got nothing to hide. :cool:

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