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Windows 7: Must Return my Laptop,How to Delete Data?

19 Jan 2010   #1
Bud

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Must Return my Laptop,How to Delete Data?

I am unhappy with my laptop and plan to return it to the store. How is the best way to delete all my data on my hardrive or whatever? Since i am not real computer savvy, I would appreciate some help. Thanks.

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19 Jan 2010   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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19 Jan 2010   #3
Bud

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Thanks, I don't understand what you have said, could you explain?
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19 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bud View Post
Thanks, I don't understand what you have said, could you explain?
It is a link to a website
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19 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bud View Post
Thanks, I don't understand what you have said, could you explain?
Run the program so it deletes all your data - what are you exactly asking for?
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19 Jan 2010   #6

XP Pro, Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but i just had to laugh at this thread.

ps: i was like that when i first started computing.
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19 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nadogr4 View Post
Sorry, but i just had to laugh at this thread.

ps: i was like that when i first started computing.
So then, how would you classify yourself now?
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19 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

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i accidentally ran this once a long time ago, was going through floppy disk i didn't have labeled and i had configured this program to auto run. i can verify this program works. i was completely unprepared for what happened.
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20 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What kind of computer is it... maybe we can force the recover on it back to factory preset
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20 Jan 2010   #10

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Is the store going to take it back with an empty hard drive if you bought it with stuff on the hard drive? Maybe not.

Doesn't Active Kill Disk require operation from a boot disk of some type? That might be over this user's head.

If you REALLY DO want to erase the ENTIRE hard drive, it might be easier to identify your hard drive manufacturer, go to their web site, download their free drive utilities package and run it. They nearly always can write zeros to a drive to eliminate all data.

If you DON"T want to erase the entire drive, I'd guess you will have to restore it to factory retails specs, which would probably be done by a recovery disk or through a recovery partition on the drive.

If by "my data" you mean letters to grandma as opposed to something that might result in identity theft or doing 2 to 14 years in the electric chair, then just navigate to it and delete it.
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