Easy Way to Erase Windows 8 Hard Drive Completely

How to wipe your hard drive data completely?

If you have a computer loaded with Windows 8 operating system and want to donate it, you will have to permanently delete all your files. Your hard drive may contain passwords to websites, e-mail accounts, credit-card numbers, programs, identity information and financial records. Your hard drive may also contain sensitive information, confidential data, project files or personal data like photos and videos etc. Thus, you will have to format your hard drive and wipe your data permanently.

So you might delete files or format your Windows 8 system. Do you think this will remove files permanently from your Windows 8 system? The answer is NO! Formatting, deleting or reformatting etc. will just temporarily remove files from your system. Pointer to these files is deleted making them inaccessible. Files are still present your hard drive and can be recovered. So how will you permanently delete Windows 8 files? Is it possible to delete files beyond recovery? Well, you don’t have to get tensed. You can easily delete your files forever from your Windows 8 system. Remo Drive Wipe is the tool that will help you to permanently wipe Windows 8 hard drive in few simple mouse clicks and it is also helpful to shred files on partition.

How Remo Drive Wipe works?

Remo Drive Wipe is an efficient drive wipe tool that allows you to completely wipe sensitive and vital data from your Windows 8 hard drive. This is done by over-writing Windows 8 hard drive several times with selected data shredding patterns and various international drive sanitization standards. This software has instinctive design and an easy GUI, which helps you in erasing your data in a safe and secure manner. You can wipe your complete hard disk or logical drive permanently. The application also offers enormously quick wiping method and saves your precious time. This software works on Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7.

Maximum number of drive wiping methods is provided by this tool. It also provides 9 different sanitization methods to securely wipe your data. They are:

  • Fast Zero Overwrite
  • Random Overwrite
  • US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26_RLL
  • US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M)_DOD Standard 5220.28 STD
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization_NATO standard
  •  Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion
  • German: VSITR-US Department of Defense ( DoD 5220.22-M)
  • Guttmann Method
  • DoD 5220.22-M + Peter Gutmann Method

Easy and quick wipe procedure

  • Download thedemo versionof Remo Drive Wipe on your Windows 8 system and install it
  • Launch the applicationand on the main screen you can see four different options, select “ Erase Hard drive / Partition” from them
  • On the next screen all the  detected logical and physical drives connected  to your Windows 8 system are shown
  • Select the logical drive that has to be wiped or physical drive you want to sanitize and click on the “Next” button
  • After doing so,  you can select one from the nine sanitization methods that are classified based on the security levels and hit on “Proceed” (you can use only the first 3 sanitization methods in the demo version)
  • This initiates the wiping process. You can view the start time and elapsed time of the process
  • After the sanitization process is complete, a message stating “Wiping process completed” will be displayed
  • After satisfactory results purchase the full version that allows you to select any one from the 9 sanitization methods

Helpful Tips

Make sure that you have copied important or necessary file to another drive before wiping data from your Windows 8 drive because Remo Drive Wipe will completely erase all files and folders from that drive, ruling out all chances of recovery.

You must log in to your Windows 8 system as a Local Administrator to install and use this software

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