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OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:07 pm
by Terry McCracken
How can you completely remove Win 10 from your hard drive? A complete low level format? Are there tools out there that can do it? I want to restore Win 7.

Thanks

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:20 pm
by opraus

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:21 pm
by Daniel Anulliero
Try a recovery , if you have a recovery partition and à pc not too old 😉

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:23 pm
by Terry McCracken
So no one has a clue. You could have just said that.

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:00 pm
by velmarin
Test with a hammer, never fails.
:twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:20 pm
by JoshPettus
Any OS installation has the option to wipe the drive and start fresh with the new (or in this case, old) OS. Hence David's link to the OS install cd

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:43 pm
by tttony

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:12 am
by Terry McCracken
Terry McCracken wrote:How can you completely remove Win 10 from your hard drive? A complete low level format? Are there tools out there that can do it? I want to restore Win 7.

Thanks
Maybe the question is too hard?

I've tried everything and I cannot format C:, it would not and will not let me!

I cannot use my backup drive, I cannot do a low level format, Windows Ten is the Biggest Piece of Malware on the Internet!

Who knows how to crack 10 so I can remove it completely, use my backup CD's, then my entire HDD backup?

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:24 am
by Murat
Windows 10 creates 2 extra partitions on a hard drive for recovery. These can not be deleted or formatted by normal methods. First mount the hard drive in another computer as an extra drive then use the procedure below.

Warning: DO NOT delete the wrong drive or partition.

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:

Select disk 0

Finish by Enter key.

6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:

Select partition x

Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.

8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.

Re: OT: Full Removal of Windows 10

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:33 am
by bob
Murat wrote:Windows 10 creates 2 extra partitions on a hard drive for recovery. These can not be deleted or formatted by normal methods. First mount the hard drive in another computer as an extra drive then use the procedure below.

Warning: DO NOT delete the wrong drive or partition.

1. Open a command prompt as administrator.
2. Run Diskpart application by typing Diskpart in the command prompt.
3. In the “Diskpart” prompt, enter rescan command and press Enter key to re-scan all partitions, volumes and drives available.
4. Then type in list disk and press Enter key to show all hard disk drive available.
5. Select the disk that contains the partition you want to remove. Normally, with just 1 hard disk, it will be disk 0. So the command will be:

Select disk 0

Finish by Enter key.

6. Type list partition and press Enter key to show all available and created partition in the disk selected.
7. Select the partition that wanted to be deleted by using the following command, followed by Enter key:

Select partition x

Where x is the number of the recovery partition to be removed and unlocked its space. Be careful with the number of this partition, as wrong number may get data wipes off.

8. Finally, type in delete partition override and press Enter key.
This one is foolproof:

find a linux distro DVD. Boot same. Use "manual disk setup" and delete all partitions. Then take your windows 7 DVD and install, there is nothing preventing you from a clean re-install after the partition table is wiped...