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(Solved) - Remove Linux

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  • Started 1 year ago by tml32101
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tml32101
tml32101
Posts: 15

I have a HDD sitting here that I obtained in a machine which has a linux distro on it. The HDD is currently out of the machine and I would like to put a windows OS on there. Anyone have any good ideas? If you need the HDD specs.....Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 200 Gbytes

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vistamike
vistamike
Posts: 10945

Are you putting in new machine?
If so install the drive into the machine.

Download this; http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/files/ and burn as an .iso using IMGburn; http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Boot the machine with the disk, when you come to options type 'autonuke'

It may take a while.
You now have a clean disk.
Install your windows disk and install.

Mike

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whs
whs
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When you install Windows, it should automatically refurbish the HDD. If you want to be 100% sure, use these commands from Command Prompt:

Diskpart
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your HDD in List disk)
Clean
Create partition primary
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit

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