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Windows 7: Recovery system windows sold laptop

28 Sep 2014   #1
qsdfghjklm

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Recovery system windows sold laptop

Hi everybody,

I have sold my Asus laptop after having done a recovery of windows but I scream about my windows datas. In fact, windows was installed on D:// (with program files etc...) and my datas on C://. I have selected the first option of the recovery system "recover windows to first partition only". So is it possible that my ancient windows is still on D:// with all the files related to (App data, program files...) ?

Thank you for our answer !


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28 Sep 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Please boot into the new WIn7 (the one you'd like to sell the PC with) and post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

If we confirm that the first large partition is C and is marked "Boot" meaning it is the presently booted partition, then you can go ahead and delete the Data partition in Disk Mgmt to clear it, then create and label a new Data partition in the space:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
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28 Sep 2014   #3
qsdfghjklm

Windows 7 home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for your answer,

Sorry, as I mentioned it, I have already sold my computer. So, If the recovery is not done on the same partition as the ancient windows, it means that the ancient windows is not deleted ?

Thank you
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28 Sep 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

There should be no Program Files on D unless you directed them there. Did you notice if there was a Windows folder on D? That would mean Win7 was installed on D instead of C. This can only happen if the installer is run from C blocking out that letter to use.

If you deleted your data and Win7 runs fine then it may be OK but we'd really need to see DIsk Mgmt to know for sure, or know that the Windows folder is not on D but on C where it belongs.
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28 Sep 2014   #5
qsdfghjklm

Windows 7 home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you very much.
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28 Sep 2014   #6
gregrocker

 

Did you sell the laptop without first checking that your data was off of it?

Ask your friend which Recovery he chose from Asus Factory Recovery. If he chose the first one it would leave any data on the data partition. Did you keep your data there or in User folders on C drive (Documents, Pictures, Music, etc.)

Is there any chance your User folders were moved to the D drive earlier? You or your tech guy would know if they were. If you kept your data in the User folders and they were not moved to D then they were probably wiped out before C was reinstalled by Recovery.
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28 Sep 2014   #7
qsdfghjklm

Windows 7 home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I think that I've got bad news :

Windows and all files related to it were on D while the other datas were kept on C. He has selected the first option for recovery, which probably has erased the C disk.
I didn't check if all datas were wiped since the install setup started after recovery and I thought my laptop was brand new !


I had a session with password on my previous windows (D disk), but I suppose that the new user can access my ancient windows files such as program files which may have staid on the D disk ? My only expectation was that the recovery system, when written "recovery to first partition", meant recovery to the OS partition...
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28 Sep 2014   #8
gregrocker

 

How do you know your named Account's User folders (Document, Pictures, etc) were on D? Did you or someone move them for you? This isn't' normally done at the factory, only modified by the user after purchase.
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28 Sep 2014   #9
qsdfghjklm

Windows 7 home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I didn't bought a new laptop, someone gave it to me after having erased the datas but keeping the partitions
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28 Sep 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

I asked you if you stored your data in the User folders.

If so then unless you know for sure someone moved them to D, it's likely they were wiped clean when Factory Recovery was done.
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