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Wiping Hard Drive


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#1 Aaron16

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:08 PM

Hi, I'm planning on selling my computer soon, the problem is I don't have the discs to re-install the OS.

 

Would reformatting the drive (so it's like factory settings) and then overwriting free space with a three time pass using CCleaner be sufficient to prevent data recovery?

Thanks, Aaron.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:11 PM

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

I have read it already however I never received CD's to re-install the OS when I purchased the computer from the shop, hence me wondering whether the method in the original post would be secure, thanks.






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