selling this old computer, erase data

October 23, 2011 at 15:53:18
Specs: Windows Vista
selling computer erase data free, need help deleting all info on this computer so i can sell it.

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October 23, 2011 at 16:28:13

I suggest you make sure the recovery disks work before running this, by the way.

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October 23, 2011 at 23:44:39
A simple way, but not fool proof. Create another user with admin privileges, restart and log in with the new user account you created, go back into the control panel and under users, delete your original account, it will ask if you want to delete the files and you answer yes. This is simpler than wiping the drive and reinstalling, however, one could run data recovery software and bring back most of that data if it has not been written over since being deleted. So if you are paranoid about someone having any possibility of every seeing what you had on there...use the above method suggested by Razor.

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October 24, 2011 at 10:13:24
What person would report that?????????????????????????????????

never ceases to amaze me how ungrateful and down right ignorant some people are!

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October 24, 2011 at 15:21:05
Re #3. Sorry, I don't understand - report what?
Has whatever you were referring to now gone?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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