Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:13 PM
Hi, I'm thinking of selling my spare 4-year-old PC which I never use any more, so for security purposes shall I wipe the hard disk first?
I mean, my name is all over it such as when I log in the message comes up "Welcome Mr. X", and there are also folders titled "Mr. X's Documents" etc.
(The shop put my name in there when I bought it even though I didn't give them permission)
I suppose I could try to search for and delete my name from every nook and cranny, but wouldn't it be easier to just wipe the hard drive? How do I do that?
And what about other security-conscious things like IP address etc, would they hopefully be wiped too?
In a nutshell what I'm asking is if there's a drill we should go through before selling our PC?