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want to sell my laptop - how do i delete everything?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by NowYouCan, May 24, 2015.

  1. NowYouCan

    NowYouCan Newbie

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    i dont use it anymore so thinking about selling it to get some of my money back

    should i sell it on craigslist?

    how do i delete all my data? what do most people do when they sell their laptop? i dont want the buyer to recover old files such as passwords, important documents, etc.
     
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    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    follow the diagram deletes all files

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    Replace harddisk.
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Use DBAN and then reinstall the OS

    http://www.dban.org/
     
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    SimpleSiteSolutions Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Removing the hard drive is the only 100% safe option
     
  6. SnoopyDrew

    SnoopyDrew Senior Member

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    Why not just reset it to factory default settings?
     
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