How To Wipe Hard Drive Windows 7 Without Installation DVD/ CD?

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I want to wipe hard drive windows 7 of my computer, but I do not have the installation CD. Is it possible to restore without installation CD?

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How To Wipe Hard Drive Windows 7 Without Installation DVD/ CD?

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Hi,

Yes, you can restore even if you do not have the install DVD or CD. You need to boot into Safe Mode and then execute System Restore.

Fix 1: Safe Mode

Please note that you cannot undo or reverse a restore done from Safe Mode. Follow these steps:

  1. First turn on your computer. Then press and hold the F8 key.
  2. Choose the third option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”as shown in the Advanced Boot Options Screen. Press Enter.
  3. Login as Administrator.
  4. Type this command when the command prompt displays:
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rstrui.exe

Then press the enter key.

  1. Follow the instructions and complete the process.

Fix 2:  System Recovery Options menu

  1. Turn on your computer. Press and hold F8.
  2. Choose the option Repair Your Computer as shown in the Advanced Boot Options Screen.
  3. Select a keyboard layout and click “Next.”
  4. Click System Restore on the System Recovery Options box.
  5. Follow the instructions to complete the restore process.
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