Have my computer with no os installed

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  1. jellyfishv99

    jellyfishv99 New Member

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    Hi.I just got my new computer an IdeaPad 320(this computer isn't my main) i want to delete my windows 10 os and leave my computer having no operating system,well because im going to use this computer for tor browsing only on a bootable tails os usb. How do i completely delete this windows 10 os?
     
  2. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    You could burn a copy of Hirens boot CD and format the drive. Puppy Linux should do it too I think.
    If you want to erase the drive, and it's just a platter, not a SSD, try DBAN or Bleachbit. If it's a SSD you need to use Parted Magic.
     
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  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Realistically you can just remove the persistent storage device (hard drive) if you're just booting off of USB.
     
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  4. jellyfishv99

    jellyfishv99 New Member

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    @beers And how exactly do i remove the persistent storage device (hard drive).Im also going to use bootable operating systems like mx,puppy,tails not just tails. @Agent Smith what program works best at removing windows 10 and leaving the computer with no operating system? Does the ideapad 320 have an ssd?
     
  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    On the side of the laptop should be the hard drive. It should have two screws if that. That's how you can remove the drive.
     
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  7. jellyfishv99

    jellyfishv99 New Member

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    Ok ill go with the remove the HDD option.But how do i fix the UEFI problems that come with not having a HDD and using these os's from a usb?
     
  8. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    You'll need to disable secure boot and enable legacy boot if available.
     
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  9. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    To do that you enter BIOS.
     
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