Solved Laptop warranty return/wipe & restore HDD to factory setting

Microsoft Windows 7
October 17, 2013 at 22:19:34
Specs: Windows 8, 16GB ram
Hi All
I just bought a new Asus laptop a few days ago. Installed software and uploaded My documents after changing a drive letter to suit.
Due to a mechanical problem with the touch-pad they are taking it back and replacing with a new one.
It has a 256 gb ssd and a 700-gb hdd. It has a recovery partition.
I would like to wipe all the programs installed and the documents safely.
Question:
Can I wipe(securely) the ssd(the OS) and use the recovery partition to get it back to original OS? Can I securely wipe the documents(on the hdd)?

Thanks

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October 18, 2013 at 00:36:57
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Just doing a factory recovery is sufficient to eradicate any data you have on the system (SSD) drive. If you saved any data on the HDD drive, you can securely wipe it with Eraser: http://sourceforge.net/projects/era...

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#2
October 18, 2013 at 00:44:58
Hi Phil22
Thanks.
Are you 100% sure that I can use the recovery partition to get it back to the initial OS?
P.s.
I found this and will follow it.

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