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#1 Caspersim

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:00 AM

I have two HDD's, one with Vista one with Win7.

I no longer want Vista, I just want the empty HDD. What is the easiest way to erase Vista? I have a bootable Disk Wipe, but I was hoping for an easier way.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 11:23 AM

Hook up the Vista drive as a slave in your tower. Go into disk manager, right click on the drive a click on format.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 12:06 PM

Thank you for your prompt response......the HDD's are SATA, so not slave option (I think). Can I set slave/master settings in BIOS?
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

No. But depending on the BIOS options available you may be able to designate the first SATA port or hard drive to boot from.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:00 PM

I could designate booting HDD in BIOS, but I am already booting from the Win7 HDD. The other HDD boots right into Vista.

It will not let me format Vista as it is still an active partition.

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