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#1 tony007


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 12:58 PM

I bought this laptop 2nd hand there are a few files from the previous owner that I want to remove. Is there a freeware app I could do this with one thats easy to use.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 01:29 PM

You can use TFC to clear temp files but other than that you will need to remove any files or programs you do not want manually.


Because this is a used computer I would recommend a factory reset to original condition or a clean install. A factory reset would only be possible if the computer is an OEM and the recovery partition is intact. If this was an upgrade to Windows 10 then the OS recovered would be what was originally on the computer and any programs purchased or installed would need to be reinstalled.


If you look in Disk Management you should see a Recovery Partition of approx 13GB.


If the computer is activated  then you can do a clean install of  Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool. Any programs that were installed would need to be reinstalled. To can check activation by right clicking computer and selecting Properties. 

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