Posted 26 October 2009 - 05:30 PM
Hello all. I have seen this site and used it as a reference many times. You all seem very knowledgeable, and I am glad to now be a member.
I bought a Dell XPS system last year, and decided to take the hard drive out of my old computer (XP) and jam it in the new XPS system (Vista), to use as a backup for files.
I did nothing except put the drive in. I still had all the info on it from the last computer (XP and all my programs).
Well now I have to delete the backups every few months because there is no room on the second drive (drive letter J:).
I have tried to just right click and delete everything, which obviously doesn't not work.
After a year I now know I do not need the old drives contents. Can someone explain to be in simple, easy terms how to delete the entire contents of the drive (J) while it is still in the computer? I no longer have the old computer.
I want to save all my Vista stuff, and do not want to touch that drive, just wipe out the second drive and leave it 100% open for backups. No other OS, nothing but backup.
Thanks all. I hope I haven't rambled, and I appreciate any info.