east-tec Eraser is compatible with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2008/Server 2003.
Also, here are the minimum computer requirements:
- 300 MHz or higher processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- 50 MB of hard disk space
You can sanitize hard drives on any PC, the operating system is not a factor in the operation of east-tec DisposeSecure, however it has to be on an Intel 80386 compatible computer. The operating system can be any version of Windows (8/7/Vista/XP Home/XP Pro/2003 Server/2000/NT/Me/98/95/3.1), Linux (any distribution), FreeBSD, Solaris (except SPARC), SCO UNIX, UNIXWARE, OS/2, BeOS, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: east-tec DisposeSecure is distributed together with a console used to create the bootable disks and this can only be installed on Windows systems. After you create the bootable disks, you can use them to wipe computers regardless of the operating system, as described above.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure you have the operating system installation disk before running east-tec DisposeSecure.
After sanitizing your hard drive with east-tec DisposeSecure, it will be like a new (unpartitioned and unformatted) hard drive. To be able to use your hard drive again, you must create partitions and format them with any file system you want (or leave the Windows XP/Vista/7/8 installation CD/DVD do this automatically for you, when you install the operating system).
A Windows installation can take several hours. If after running east-tec DisposeSecure you want to donate or resell your computer, you do not need to reinstall Windows after erasing it with our software. It is almost sure that the operating system will be reinstalled by the person who receives the computer, according to his own preferences.