How to wipe a computer with ByebyeData Eraser?
You may want to wipe a computer due to the following reasons:
- When you leave a job, you want to wipe the computer of everything for return after you made backups on essentials.
- When you want to sell the computer or just give it away to someone else.
- When you want to wipe a computer clean for donation.
- Or when you want to get rid of virus or malware on the computer.
You can add more situations to expand the list, of course. ByebyeData Eraser is here to help, it the powerful data sanitation software in all Windows system, both clients OS and Server OS. In the main interface below, you can see that ByebyeData is capable of erasing Disks, Drives, Free space, files and folders. Before we go the detailed step, here're two situations we might consider:
1. Wipe a computer and keep OS
If you want to reuse the computer, donate or sell, keeping system is the best choice, for computers less than 3 years old, charity organizations would like to refurbish them and distribute them in a reasonable way.
Steps to wipe a computer and keep OS:
- Download and Run ByebyeData Eraser as administrator.
- Click on Erase Drives first and select all the non-system drives (partitions). of course, backup is recommended if you have important stuff want to keep.
- Click Erase Now button after you specified one secure method.
- Wait for the partitions to be wiped and when they are done, we click Erase Free space and click C Drive (the system partition) and repeat the step again.
2. Wipe a computer include OS
Sometimes you may want to factory reset hard drives on a computer, we can then use the function Erase Disks in ByebyeData Eraser, before which, we shall create a bootable disk for ByebyeData Eraser first.
Steps to wipe the computer and the operation system:
- First we need to create a bootable CD, or other bootable media of ByebyeData Eraser. SO we download this program, install and Run it.
- Click Bootable media and ByebyeData Eraser will create an ISO file.
- Insert the CD and burn the ISO file to it.
- Reboot and boot from CD.
- Click Erase entire disk and choose the disk contains system.
- Select one erasure method from the list and Erase Now. Bye-bye, my Windows Data.
Note: This guide page applies to: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Vista Windows XP. Also works on Windows Server 2016, Server 2012, Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.