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Clearing out my computer/hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bryan123, Jan 28, 2015.

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  1. bryan123

    bryan123 Thread Starter

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    Okay, so i have a new laptop. And i wanna give my old laptop to my mom. But i want all my files and stuff off it. Kind of like a reformat. How would i go about that? Even if i use the return to factory settings option.. i heard some files and settings might be recoverable...

    I heard i should use DBAN (dariks boot and nuke) program...
     
  2. valis

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    just reformat it, you'll be fine. That overwrites everything anyhow.
     
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