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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:22 AM
Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:03 AM
I think it's better to go through it manually because there is no "reset to factory settings" option, in most cases. There are some computers (I saw Acer have that option) that can restore OS to it's factory settings. The best way is to erase everything you don't wan't to give them, find some software to wipe free space, defrag harddrives, and you'r good to go
Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:42 PM
Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:25 PM
If you have restore disks:
Run Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) - this will completely wipe the drive
Restore computer with restore disks.
If you don't have restore disks and don't feel like paying for them.
DBAN the drive and just leave it blank. If someone buys it for parts they won't care that it doesn't have an Operating System (OS).
Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:01 PM
Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:03 AM
You can do either. Personally I recommend disconnecting any drives you do not want to wipe, just to be safe.
Please remember that DBAN works on physical drives, not logical drives. So, if your drive is partitioned into C: and D: they are both on the same physical drive.
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