How to Erase all data on Windows Vista?
Erase all data on Windows Vista means to erase everything on it, including the operating system itself, files, and programs, even drives and disks. To erase Windows Vista means no methods can get anything back, also means to get Windows Vista back to factory setting, so we need software to do this job instead of simply format or delete Windows Vista.
Before we get started, please make sure you get a copy of important data, since we begin to erase, we'll erase it clean and no means can restore them. In Windows Vista, we can backup data to a disc CD/DVD, or we can manually copy files to USB.
Now, we can erase all data on Windows Vista.
Step1: Go the download page and free download ByebyeData Eraser, install and run it.
Step2: Click Bootable media and create the burnable ISO file.
Step3: Insert a blank CD/DVD or USB and burn the ISO file to it. The burning step may take seconds.
Step4: Restart the computer and boot from CD to run ByebyeData Eraser.
Step5: In the main window, click Erase disks and choose the disk contains Windows Vista.
Step6: Check the security column and choose a standard to erase Windows Vista.
Step7: Click Erase Now and input the keyword to Erase.
Note again: once you confirmed this operation, Windows Vista cannot reboot, since we already erased the hard drive together with the OS, so you can disconnect the hard drive after it successfully erased. The hard drive now is back to factory settings.