A note before we begin:
- The instructions below will cover how to use WipeDrive Home using the bootable CD/USB method. If you are trying to run the Windows Executable file inside Windows, please check this article.
How to use WipeDrive Home (Bootable CD/USB Method):
Step 1) First, let's make sure you have your Cloud Activation Code ready. You can find this in the downloads e-mail that was sent to you when you made the purchase.
Step 2) Once you have your Cloud Activation Code ready, go ahead and boot up the software. You can do this by following these instructions: How to boot from a CD or USB.
Step 3) When WipeDrive boots up, it will show an Activation screen. Go ahead and enter in the Cloud Code exactly as you see in your e-mail, then click OK. If the computer you want to wipe is either NOT connected to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection, or does not have an Ethernet port at all and is normally connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, you will need to continue the process using the Offline Activation method.
Step 4) You should now see the Drive Selection Screen. Notice that WipeDrive displays how many uses you have left at the bottom-right of the screen. Once you have the drive(s) you wish to wipe selected, go ahead and click the 'Next' button.
Step 5) This next screen allows you to select your overwrite pattern. Select whichever pattern you prefer, then click 'Next' to proceed.
Step 6) This next screen is a caution page. Please read through the information on this page carefully. If you do NOT want everything from your hard drive erased, you may need to look into other software titles we offer that are more selective in what they wipe. Click 'Wipe Now' if you are ready to proceed.
Step 7) This next screen is a secondary confirmation page. You must type "erase my data" to continue. This is your final warning, and everything will be wiped from the selected drive(s) if you continue. Click 'Confirm' to proceed.
Step 8) Your drive is now being wiped.
Step 9) When the process is finished, you will see a results screen like the one shown below.