How can I wipe a hard drive clean?

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January 3, 2011 at 02:39:47
Specs: Windows 7, 2.133 GHz / 3326 MB
I installed windows 7 32 and 64 in different partitions on one hard drive. I want to wipe the drive clean and install only the 32 bit .

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January 3, 2011 at 03:37:42
Boot from another device and you can repartition and format the disk.

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January 3, 2011 at 05:10:08
An easier method would be to boot into the Windows 7 32 bit, assuming it was installed first, and format the other partition.

Then you will need to perform a repair of the 32 bit version because the boot loader will be incorrect. That method would preserve your personal files and 3rd party programs.

Using only one partition is not the best method, IMO. Leave the drive partitioned into two partitions.

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January 3, 2011 at 05:15:03
When u are in early stage of installing win 7 u can delete or create or format partitions or use gparted

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January 3, 2011 at 08:08:30
Windows 7 has the ability to compress and expand partitions. The problem may be that W7 also protects what it thinks is a good install. It may be that you can use command line in windows 7 to delete the partition that 64 bit is on. Then expand the 32 bit to fill the vacant area.

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