Windows 10: UEFI newbie: How to wipe the whole disk? Solved

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  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       20 Sep 2015 #11

    Kari you can also destroy the partitions using a copy of GParted Live(Linux tool) I have used it ton of times, it's very intuitive and easy to use.
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       20 Sep 2015 #12

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Kari you can also destroy the partitions using a copy of GParted Live(Linux tool) I have used it ton of times, it's very intuitive and easy to use.
    Thanks for the tip :)
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  3. Cliff S's Avatar
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       20 Sep 2015 #13

    Kari said: View Post
    Thanks for the tip :)
    You're welcome. If you happen to have a live Linux distro disk lying around It has GParted in the live environment too( some like Ubuntu don't have it when installed, but just in the live environment to prep you disk.
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  4.    20 Sep 2015 #14

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Kari you can also destroy the partitions using a copy of GParted Live(Linux tool) I have used it ton of times, it's very intuitive and easy to use.
    Kari said: View Post
    Thanks for the tip :)
    Yep, that's what I do. Boot from a live Linux distro (Ubuntu) and use Gparted. Fast and easy.
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       20 Sep 2015 #15

    I have never had trouble from install media. The install media has no 'permissions' issues, so I can't understand the problem. If this were typical, you could never do true a clean install without Live Linux media.
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  6. Cliff S's Avatar
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       20 Sep 2015 #16

    There is also the Diskpart Clean option from WinPE:


    1. Open admin CMD
    2. type diskpart
    3. type list disk
    4. select disk number
    5. type clean & press enter
    6. a message appears: DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk


    Now the drive can be re-initialized, partitioned, and formatted.
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       20 Sep 2015 #17

    That's what I usually do from the install media. But, you should be able to do it from the advanced options.
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       20 Sep 2015 #18

    essenbe said: View Post
    That's what I usually do from the install media. But, you should be able to do it from the advanced options.
    I know the "old" way, but I prefer GParted because it has a great interface with sliders so you can see visually if you only want to say use 1/4 to 1/2 the disk for Windows and the rest for another partition or other OS's, plus you first give it what you want it to do in steps & can correct it before pulling the trigger.
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       20 Sep 2015 #19

    @essenbe here are some screenshots of it from my VM
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       20 Sep 2015 #20

    I've used it before, but I've never seen anything I couldn't do with the installer. Call me old fashioned, if you want to. It's true, I am. I've never denied it. I just fail to see the necessity.
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