I suggest you download and use DBAN (Darik's Book and Nuke). Perform aBillW50 <BillW50@aol.kom> said:I installed Windows 7 on three machines. And I promised myself I would
use them for a year. Two machines I had dualbooting XP/7. Well after the
year I still didn't like it.
Deleted the W7 partition, fixed XP boot by FIXMBR and FIXBOOT. Deleted
BOOTMGR, BOOTSECTOR, and the BOOT folder. I am thinking that all signs
of Windows 7 should be gone.
I used to make backups, but now I am cloning drives instead. Much, much,
better. Anyway Paragon Drive Copy v11 can copy live which is also very
nice. Although Paragon thinks it is doing me a favor by making the copy
bootable by Windows 7. So some part of Windows 7 is still on my XP
system which is tipping Paragon off that Windows 7 is still there.
Anybody know what it can be?
quick wipe of zeros and then reinstall. You don't have to wait for the
whole drive to be wiped, just let it run for a few minutes so the first
bunch of tracks get zeroed out.
I have seen all versions of Windows leave behind various remnants.