How can I delete Windows7 Backup

By alloy ·
I have been using the Windows7 backup on an Acer x3**0. I now want to pass this to another person, but want to delete the backup details of my accounts etc. I have tried -

a) Renaming Windowsimagebackup and xxxx-pc onj the backup disc (A logical disc on same physical drive as the live disc), so that new folders are created when I next backup.. but after the new backup the folders that have been removed on the live disc are still on the backup.
b) I have turned off system protection ... but the folders are still there when I go to backup.

Surely this will be a problem shared by others, but there does not appear to be an obvious solution .. any help appreciated..

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Wipe and Reinstall

by oldbaritone In reply to How can I delete Windows ...

Wipe the computer and reinstall. (Be sure to save the install partition or make disks before you start!)

Here's a good TR Dojo video about wiping a disk with DBAN

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Wipe using either

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How can I delete Windows ...

Boot & Nuke


or Kill Disc


Both are free utilities to use and wipe the HDD. If you have a Recovery Partition on the HDD here you would be better off using Kill Disc and just wiping the Windows Partition. Boot & Nuke will wipe the entire drive. :0

Then rebuild the system to As New with the Recovery Method supplied with the computer.


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