How to erase everything on a computer in Windows 7

erase everything on windows 7 pc You want to get rid of everything and erase really everything on a Windows 7 computer? Follow this how-to.



Erase everything on a computer in Windows 7

Erasing everything on a computer means to erase all the files whether they are user document, pictures, videos and music ,e.t.c excluding Windows and its system files. Suppose you have an account on your Pc named AccountA (administrator account), now you want to erase all data belonging to AccountA and also erase data on disk partitions excluding the partition holding the Windows. The following step will guide you to perform the said task in Windows 7.

Step by step procedure

1. Step Login Windows 7 using AccountA, open the start menu and click on Control Panel.

accountA control panel

2. Step Under the User Accounts and Family Safety, click on Add or Remove user accounts.

add remove user accounts

3. Step A window will appear displaying the Accounts present on the system. Click on Create a new Account.

accounts list

4. Step Create New Account window will ask you to enter the Name and select the type of account you want to create. We named it AccountB and select its type Administrator. Click Create Account.

create account

5. Step The new account will now appear in the account list.

new account list

6. Step Now logoff AccountA and login as AccountB.

new login

7. Step Logged in with the newly created account, open the Start Menu and select Control Panel.

new login

8. Step Under the User Accounts and Family Safety, click on Add or Remove user accounts.

add remove account

9. Step A window will appear displaying the Accounts present on the system. Double Click on AccountA.

accountA delete

10. Step A list of changes you can make to the account will appear, click on delete this account.

delete account

11. It will now ask you if you want to keep files related to AccountA ( desktop and documents, Favorities, Music, Pictures and Videos folders ). Click on Delete Files.

delete account files

12. Confirm the deletion of account by clicking Delete Account.

confirm account deletion

13. The account will disappear from the Account List.

account list refreshed

14. Now to erase data located in other partitions navigate to Computer and right click on the partition you want to erase and select Format.

format partition

15. In the Format Window click Start to erase data on the partition.

format

Conclusion

Erasing data following the above mentioned steps will help you get rid of unwanted data without inflicting your Windows 7 installation.

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