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Windows 7: Selling my computer, erase data, How to


05 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
Selling my computer, erase data, How to

Hello,

I'm Selling my computer and i would like to know if there is a way to keep the OS and remove the data or what do i have to do to remove all the data and give the computer just with the OS

Thank you for your time


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05 Jul 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Than reinstall.
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05 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

You could also just uninstall any programs that you don't want to pass along (or can't legally pass along), delete all your own documents and files, and then wipe the free space on the drives with something like CCleaner. It will also do multiple wipes for security (and it's free).
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05 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

I have another pc that also i'm selling but that one doesn't have the OS dvd, what should i do in that case
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05 Jul 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What do you want to do? Do you want to wipe the hard disk clean?
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05 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

i want to erase all my data ( pics , videos , game , etc ) and leave just the windows , in both pc's
I have the installation dvd for one the desktops( windows 7 64x ) but i don't have the dvd for the other ( does not support Windows 7 64x )
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05 Jul 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

for the one that you have the dvd, then follow Theog's advice.

Does the other computer have a "factory restore" option?
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05 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

looks like it doesn't have one
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05 Jul 2011   #9

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The make and model of the laptop without a DVD is ?

Theog will probably jump in here with some helpful info for you once he knows the manufacturer and model.
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05 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Acer Aspire M1201-E1620B Desktop
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