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#1 Queen-Evie

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

I have a friend who has gotten a new computer with Windows 7. She wants to get rid of her XP system but before she does anything with it she wants to make sure the drive is nuked and any info on it is gone.

I mentioned Dban to her. Are there any other programs for her to investigate so she can choose the one she feels will work best for her?
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

Dban is what I would use. it is pretty easy to use too.

At work they bought a bunch off of lease used computers and the seller secure wiped them.

Several them they forgot to remove the dban disk so I figure if it is good enough for them it is good enough for me.

We had to reload them using the license stickers on them and all was good.

Just mention to be sure that anything your friend wants to keep that they get it off because once nuked there is no going back.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

... if it is good enough for them it is good enough for me.

It's good enough for me too!

Only trouble I have ever seen using dban is the presence of a card reader on some systems. That will cause dban not to run and put up an error.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:52 AM

I forgot to follow up in this topic.

Thanks for the replies. I sent her the link to this topic. She did read it.

As of now I have not heard from her regarding this.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:32 AM

Hi AustrAlien and Rotor ... I'm Evie's long time friend. Thanks for your replies! I'm going to follow your advice and use Dban.

This is my first post so I'm looking forward to spending time getting to know the community. Seems like a great place so far.

Thanks again for your help/

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:23 AM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. Seeing you with another name is weird.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

... Seems like a great place so far.

Hello Baronista

It is a great place (one of the best), as I am sure QE has mentioned once or twice to you before.

I am sure dban will serve you well, but if you have any trouble, let us know.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. Seeing you with another name is weird.


Hi, QE ... I tried to registered with my long time nic, but would not go through; although I don't see a member with that name.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:37 PM


... Seems like a great place so far.

Hello Baronista

It is a great place (one of the best), as I am sure QE has mentioned once or twice to you before.

I am sure dban will serve you well, but if you have any trouble, let us know.


Thanks for the welcome ... and your help! See you around the galaxy ...




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