Erase Windows 7 Computer, PC, laptop
Is there a safe method to erase Windows 7 computers, or PCs and laptops, for both Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit? I forget the administrator password and I want to erase everything on the computer so I can reinstall the operating system with a new password, or sell it to others with a clean installed system.
If you forget the admin password, you cannot download and run some programs, ByebyeData Eraser is included, so find a laptop you can login, can download this data sanitation program, install and run it create a boot CD, then you're free to erase the computer and reinstall Windows 7 again. You can follow the steps below when you downloaded this software:
1 In ByebyeData Eraser main window, click Bootable media tab and you can see the there is a guide area, follow the guide and click NEXT to create the ISO file.
2 Burn the ISO file to a blank CD/DVD using Windows 7's default tool (just double-click the file and you can burn it directly), you can also burn the ISO to USB using other burning tool. Now we open Disk management, and check the capacity of Disk 0, the system disk, and remember this disk's property, so we will not erase the wrong the disk in step 4.
3Close all the programs and restart the computer, remember to boot from CD this time, we'll run ByebyeData Eraser before it boots into Windows 7.
4Click Erase disk and choose the first disk, disk 0 to erase, it is always the system installed. If you don't know which one is the system disk in the list of many disks, call back info of the disk you remembered in step 2.
5In the security column, we listed 14 erasing algorithms, which are classified to 4 categories, they are: simple overwrite methods, advanced overwrite methods, complex overwrite and very complex overwrite methods. Choose one that good for you, 1-3 passes are recommended and widely adapted by companies, they are both fast and secure.
6 Click Erase Now and click Yes to the erase.