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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb question...

I'm not a computer expert, so I need help with something. I'm plannin on selling my pc and getting a laptop, but I need to know how I can remove all of my personal info from my pc. I don't want anyone to be able to dig through the thing and find passwords and shit like that that may be hidden deep in the system or whatnot. I'd prefer not to have to purchase or d/l anything, especially since I have dino-slow dialup. Any and all help is appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 05:37 PM
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What kind of PC do you have...

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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some Dell pos....I'm not sure what model....I'm not at home to look at it

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2007, 07:01 PM
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If you want it gone completely, just reformat the hard drive. just make sure you do it at least 3 times any less and it will leave info ghosted on it. however if you really want to be paranoid about it i would recommend 4-5 times because even after 3 there are still ways to retrieve it, but your normal identity theif isnt going to have the software to pull that off.



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Just use hirens bootcd and do a secure format, it will take awhile/

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