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Wipping a SSD

So i found an old pc and took some parts out to reuse on my pc and there was an ssd in it but it had windows on it.

I deleted everithing else by just right clicking and deleting from there but then there was the windows folder and when i tried deleting it windows said that i needed permission from the administrator.

I tried deleting from the bios but that didint work and oneslty i have no idea how im going to do it but one of my ideas was taking it to a shop and telling them to wipe it.

If anyone else knows how to do it please tell me :)

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The usual way to do this is to format it rather than deleting the files.

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Formatting the Windows partition can be done from the "This PC" menu. Just right click the drive and select "Format". Follow the prompts and choose the default options.

 

There are probably other partitions on the drive, too. You might be able to remove some of them with the "Disk Management" tool in Windows, but Disk Management will not delete certain kinds of partitions. If you really want to delete all partitions and completely wipe the drive, you'll have to use the command line tool "diskpart".

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32 minutes ago, Hairless Monkey Boy said:

Formatting the Windows partition can be done from the "This PC" menu. Just right click the drive and select "Format". Follow the prompts and choose the default options.

 

There are probably other partitions on the drive, too. You might be able to remove some of them with the "Disk Management" tool in Windows, but Disk Management will not delete certain kinds of partitions. If you really want to delete all partitions and completely wipe the drive, you'll have to use the command line tool "diskpart".

that won't work, DIsk Management disallows removal of most WIndows partitions

Type in Command Prompt "diskpart"

Click yes on the admin popup

Enter:

list disk

select disk # (of the SSD, DON'T select the wrong one!)

clean

convert gpt

 

 

Then open DIsk Management and create a new NTFS partition.

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