Solved how do i wipe the hard drive dell d610?

April 26, 2020 at 23:12:23
Specs: windows xp professional
my dad died and his computer ended up w me. no admin privledges just guest. ive bought a 180 gb hard drive as replacement, and windows xp pro OS. id like to try n wipe his drive. help?

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April 27, 2020 at 00:18:39
Insert the XP CD, make ure the bios is set to boot from the CD first & proceed with an install.
When you get to the partitions, delete them all.
When finished deleting, press F3 to exit.

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April 27, 2020 at 01:19:44
Is there anything on that drive you’d like to save? Photos etc. perhaps?

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April 27, 2020 at 04:52:03
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All you need to do is remove his password & then you'll have full access. There are numerous ways to do it.

XP is no longer considered safe for internet usage. If you're intention is to go online, I do NOT recommend using it. You'd be much better of with a free modern version of Linux.

BTW, if you insist on running XP, just do a factory reset.

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