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Windows 7: Deleting all personal files

02 Apr 2013   #1
cheddarcaveman

Windows 7
 
 
Deleting all personal files

I won a Dell XPS L502x computer in a competition last month but have found that I prefer my iMac and MacBook Air and am therefore going to sell this one. I now need to delete the few files etc that I have put on there. What is the best and safest way to do this while retaining the Windows 7 system installed? I do not have a Windows 7 disc but I did make a Recovery disc as I initially set it up.
Help would be appreciated. Anybody want to buy it by the way?
It is here Dell XPS 15 L502x i7-2630QM Backlit Keyboard 1GB nVidia GT525M 750GB 6GB | eBay

or I can sell privately.


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02 Apr 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Why not install again using the recovery disk? Also read this Cipher Command - Overwrite Deleted Data in Windows
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02 Apr 2013   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can install CCleaner (free version), delete your personal data then fun CCleaner with a 7 pass overwrite. also run the registry cleaner function.
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