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hi all, need some help with my laptop (selling it)

#1thebladeofwoePosted 9/13/2013 8:54:56 AM
i am going to wipe the the programs and delete all my passwords and change my names on stuff.


any programs that help erase everything? to make sure nothings left?

i have run malware bytes and MSE. anything to consider?


thanks in advance.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#2Terzian313Posted 9/13/2013 8:59:39 AM
reinstall OS
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#3MasterDonGeroPosted 9/13/2013 9:02:01 AM(edited)
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.
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#4thebladeofwoe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 9:06:18 AM
Terzian313 posted...
reinstall OS


I dont have a W7 disc. Will that matter? I do have a sticker at the bottom of the machine. Some thing abouy windows 7 premium? I really want it deleted safely. And quickly... selling it a few hours aha.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#5thebladeofwoe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 9:07:35 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#6thebladeofwoe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 9:18:32 AM
Bumping for stupidity. How do I reinstall the OS? Sorry for my newb question.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#7MasterDonGeroPosted 9/13/2013 9:30:41 AM
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.
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#8thebladeofwoe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 9:34:38 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
#9MasterDonGeroPosted 9/13/2013 9:40:49 AM
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.


You need that install disc that you lost. Or buy a new Windows key.
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#10thebladeofwoe(Topic Creator)Posted 9/13/2013 9:42:14 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.


You need that install disc that you lost. Or buy a new Windows key.


Craptastic. Thanks again MDG
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A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.