Solved how do i delete everything off my computer and start fresh

January 20, 2013 at 13:42:17
Specs: Windows Vista basic
i am getting rid of my desktop but before i do can you tell me how to delete everything i am not very good with computers so can you give me step by step instructions please

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#1
January 20, 2013 at 15:13:20
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When you say "getting rid of my desktop" do you mean you are scrapping it?
In which case take out the hard drive(s) and smash them to pieces.

If you are giving it away or selling it with a working operating system then you can simply go through the file system, block deleting all your own stuff. Afterwards use a free program like Eraser to rub out all the empty areas. They might still be able to retrieve some previously overwritten files if they are smart enough.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
January 21, 2013 at 08:44:34
One easy way is to set up a new Windows user account, then delete the existing account including its files. Then use a wiping program to wipe all free drive space.

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