‘Wiping’ a laptop

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  1. Stoned Rose

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    Just bought a 2nd hand laptop from some scally on Shpock.

    It’s been left with quite a lot of his (or whoever the previous owner was) ‘stuff’ on it which I want rid of.

    Best way to ‘wipe’ the laptop?

    I don’t mind re-installing Windows if needs be post-wipe.

    Thanks
     
  2. aguero93:20

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    What version of Windows?
     
  3. Gaylord du Bois

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  4. Barcon

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    Take it to your local police station and they'll clean it up for you.
     
  5. manygoose

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    should be an option inside windows to reinstall itself wiping all data in the process
     
  6. quiet_riot

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    Best way: get a new hdd, replace that one and reinstall - that way you can snoop the other person's stuff at your leisure.

    Cheapest way: format the one that's in, reinstall.

    Either way: you'll need a windows disc, activation key (lol) and some time to do 6 million windows updates.
     
  7. Stoned Rose

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    10 mate
     
  8. Stoned Rose

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    Kid at work is recommending summat called Dban.

    Reckons it nukes the fucker.
     
  9. nimrod

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    Just do a factory reset/reformat
     
  10. aguero93:20

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    Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery>Get started> Remove Everything
     

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