Will upgrading my operating system wipe my hard drive?

Answer On One Hand: All Data Can be WipedA complete upgrade of your operating system can wipe everything from the partition that contains the operating system. If you only have one partition, the upgrade ... Read More »

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If you have windows 7 RC, will upgrading to full later wipe your hard drive?

A fresh install is expected to be "mandated" by the software itself.You might be able to force an upgrade as was possible going from beta to RC (by modifying a file as a Microsoft blog indicated), ... Read More »

How do I wipe a NTFS hard drive file system?

To wipe all data and make sure nothing can be retrieved, you will have to format the drive several times - I believe its seven times if you want to be absolutely certain that its wiped clean, and t... Read More »

Does system restore really wipe a hard drive clean?

System Restore does not wipe out your hard drive. After major events, such as installing or uninstalling programs, your computer creates a restore point. When you use System Restore, you are rest... Read More »

How to Securely Wipe an Imac or Mac OS X Based System Hard Drive?

Read this if you would like to learn how to securely wipe an iMac or later Apple-based hard drives/partitions. This information is useful for clearing out any private data that you may have on your... Read More »