Permanently Wipe Data from Hard Drive on Windows Vista

Christina updated on 2021/2/19 to Data Erasure

“I have a hard drive and there are some sensitive files on the drive. The data is not needed now but I want to ensure the files will not be found by others. I have a computer with Windows Vista. Could I wipe the hard drive permanently in any way on Windows Vista?”

how to wipe hard drive on Windows Vista

How to wipe hard drive on Windows Vista? A professional data erasure tool is able to help you wipe hard drive data on Windows Vista easily. Donemax Data Eraser is the software we recommend for you. Here is the download for the software:

Why some users want to erase data?

For different reasons, some users would like to wipe data permanently. Mostly, it's because for data security or information privacy. Some files are confidential or private, you may want to wipe the data on some device for specific reasons. Here are some main reasons for users to wipe data.

  • Remove data permanently from a drive after backing up the data to another device.
  • Wipe private information permanently before you abandon your drive.
  • Erase data from your computer before you giveaway, or sell it.
  • Delete files completely from some drive and avoid data recovery possibility.
  • Destroy some useless but sensitive data permanently on hard drive or other devices.

In any cases, Donemax Data Eraser is able to help you achieve the goal. With different modes, the software can wipe data in different situations. With professional data wiping algorithms, this tiny tool can wipe data permanently and no data recovery software can recover the wiped data. It's able to wipe data on hard drive, SSD, USB flash drive, or memory card.

The software is compatible with the latest version of Windows 11/10. Also, you can use it in other systems, including Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista. So, if you want to shred files or wipe data on different operating systems, you can feel free to have a try with this tool.

Simple guide for hard drive data wiping on Windows Vista

The software is also very simple to use. No complex interface and interaction. Any users can use the software without obstacle. With only a few steps, you can wipe hard drive on Windows Vista. You can do as follows to wipe the data step by step.

Step 1. Connect your hard drive to the Windows Vista computer. Start the software Donemax Data Eraser on your computer and choose the mode “Erase Hard Drive”.

Step 2. Select the hard drive that you want to wipe. You will see the hard drive is listed in the software interface. Please check and ensure to select the correct hard drive to continue.

how to wipe hard drive on Windows Vista

Step 3. After clicking the “Erase Now” button, the software will then start the data wiping process. It will wipe all the data permanently on the selected hard drive.

how to wipe hard drive on Windows Vista

Step 4. Complete the data wiping is done, you can click the “OK” button to finish it. Then the hard drive is wiped permanently. No valid data will be recovered from the hard drive with any software.

how to wipe hard drive on Windows Vista

In some other cases, you don't want to wipe an entire hard drive. You may only want to erase some individual files/folders on your computer. Also, if you have deleted some files on a drive, you want to only wipe the deleted files permanently, then you don't want to wipe the existing files on the drive.

Donemax Data Eraser can also help you in these scenarios. It provides the other 2 modes “Erase Files” and “Erase Free Space”. With all these options, you can use the software to wipe data permanently in any cases. Download the software to have a try and it will help you greatly.