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External HD - Reformat and Remove Preloaded Software?


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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:57 AM

I need a small external HD and the one I'm interested in (Toshiba) comes with preloaded software.  Can I reformat the drive and remove the software?  I don't know if the mfg has a way of embedding it, making it difficult to remove.  I've run into that problem with installed flash drive software.

 

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#2 OldPhil

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:32 AM

This is a handy tool that will do what you want.

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/pc-decrapifier/


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