Erasing A Hard Disk To Free Disk Space For Windows 8

To completely a erase a hard disk it is beneficial if you have two computers and can connect a hard drive to the 2nd, then erasing the disk gets really easy.
How to Erase Hard Disk in Windows 8

Why Would You Erase A Hard Disk

In any version of Microsoft Windows you create partitions and volumes so that you can store data in them. There might be times when because of any reason your partition or the entire hard disk might get corrupt and therefore it may require reformatting or repartitioning. When this is the case it becomes essential for you to erase the entire hard disk and recreate partitions in it.
Formatting hard disk and creating a partition is beyond the scope of this tutorial however if as a Windows 8 user you want to erase the hard disk you are required to follow the steps given below:

1 Logon to Windows 8 computer on which you want to erase the hard disk. Make sure that the account you use to logon has administrative privileges.
2 From the available options on the screen click on Desktop.
Click on Desktop Icon
3 On the desktop screen right click on Computer icon and from the context menu click on Manage.
Click on Manage Option
4 On Computer Management snap-in click on Disk Management from the left pane and from the right pane right click on the disk that you want to erase.
5 From the context menu click on Delete Volume.
Click on Delete Volume
6 On Delete simple volume warning box click on Yes button to continue deletion process.
Click on Yes Button to Confirm

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