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#1 BigDaddy224

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:41 AM

I'm giving my father an old Dell Laptop of mine.. I need to wipe it clean except for the OS. And I don't have a re-install disk. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

{Mod Edit:Moved to more appropriae forum~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 19 December 2007 - 11:23 AM.


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#2 Keithuk

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:21 AM

Welcome to BC BigDaddy.

Yes I recommend you post this in another forum on here, this is the programming forum. :thumbsup:

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#3 Wildabeast

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:57 AM

In the All Other Applications forum HERE, under freeware replacement programs, there is a free program called "Eraser" that will wipe clean folders. Move everything into a folder that you want to get rid of and then "Erase" it... I think that would work... :thumbsup:

edit: I forgot something.... :flowers:

Edited by Wildabeast, 19 December 2007 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:34 PM

Dell will send you, for a nominal fee, the recovery disks that will return it to like-new condition
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:42 PM

Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs.

Remove everything there, except the computers drivers, the drivers usualy say "Driver" at the end of them, but not all do so be careful.

Then goto My Computer -> Local Disk (C: ) -> Program Files -> Delete all folders (If not already, make sure you leave the driver files intact).




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