Windows 10: Software to Clean Hard Drive

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  1.    30 Dec 2017 #1

    Software to Clean Hard Drive


    Good morning,
    I would like to thank everyone for all of the help I have received with my problem. However, I could not get the hard drive cleaned. Is there a software that TECHS use to clean the hard drive? I willing to buy it today.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,334
    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       30 Dec 2017 #2

    I use Windows Cleanup (run as admin), additional software can be used like:

    CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner and DriverStore Explorer (to remove old drivers).

    You can also use WizTree to find out, what is "eating it" and remove it manually.
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  3.    30 Dec 2017 #3

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I use Windows Cleanup (run as admin), additional software can be used like:

    CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner and DriverStore Explorer (to remove old drivers).

    You can also use WizTree to find out, what is "eating it" and remove it manually.
    Thank you!! I tried the software in windows using Admin but it didn't work.
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  4.    30 Dec 2017 #4

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    I use Windows Cleanup (run as admin), additional software can be used like:

    CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner and DriverStore Explorer (to remove old drivers).

    You can also use WizTree to find out, what is "eating it" and remove it manually.
    Will the work to completely clean the hard drive and reinstall windows? I was leaning more to CCCleaner Pro Plus.
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  5. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 994
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       30 Dec 2017 #5

    Are you referring Cleanup as removing junk from you drive or Cleanup as being "Wipe the Drive"?
    Wiping a drive removes everything. Cleaning a drive just removes unwanted junk.

    Jack
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  6.    30 Dec 2017 #6

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Are you referring Cleanup as removing junk from you drive or Cleanup as being "Wipe the Drive"?
    Wiping a drive removes everything. Cleaning a drive just removes unwanted junk.

    Jack
    Yes, I want to wipe the drive and reinstall the OS. I bought the CCCleaner and it works but I want the hard drive completely clean. CC doesn't do that.
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  7.    30 Dec 2017 #7

    Hey cmmpro1,
    Check this tutorial (Option 1) for creating a Win10 bootable USB Flash Drive or DVD to do a clean install - Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Check this tutorial for a clean install - Clean Install Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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  8. Posts : 1,337
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       31 Dec 2017 #8

    Unless you want to 'wipe the drive' so that nothing could be traced or recovered (even by a forensic lab) then you need specialist software.

    If you just want to 'wipe' to get the best possible clean install then you need nothing, the install media will allow you to take the drive down to unallocated space and start afresh. Just delete all the partitions using the 'custom install' options that are offered.
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  9.    01 Jan 2018 #9

    Dban Download Dariks Boot and Nuke - MajorGeeks is one of most secure way to permanently delete EVERYTHING from a hard drive.
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  10. Posts : 20,096
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       01 Jan 2018 #10

    Power on the computer and repetitively click the F2 key to boot to the BIOS menu.
    Each computer model may have a different menu.
    Look in security > utilities
    See if you can find options for either:
    a) secure erase
    b) sanitizer
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