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#1 durkinjt

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 11:59 AM

Need a little advice, never sold a computer online. What is the best way to go about my existing password and things of that nature, any help on what to change would be appreciated.



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:07 PM

If you intend to get rid of a system which was formerly used for personal data and such...the best solution is to delete your current install and install Windows fresh for the new user/owner.

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:52 AM

Yes, install a fresh OS. Make sure you don't upgrade it and install a completely fresh copy formatting the drive that previously had Windows on.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:02 AM

Yes, install a fresh OS. Make sure you don't upgrade it and install a completely fresh copy formatting the drive that previously had Windows on.

Thanks for the useful info, will do.



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:22 AM

If you intend to get rid of a system which was formerly used for personal data and such...the best solution is to delete your current install and install Windows fresh for the new user/owner.

 

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I heard it is also an idea not to enter a password?



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:32 PM

 

If you intend to get rid of a system which was formerly used for personal data and such...the best solution is to delete your current install and install Windows fresh for the new user/owner.  Louis

I heard it is also an idea not to enter a password?

Well, if you're talking about the built-in admin acct, or an active admin acct - best not to set a password.  The buyer can set his/her own password later.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for the reply.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:31 PM

You might want to look into Dban http://dban.org/ it can take up 24 hours or more for Dban to do its thing (Dban cant be used on SSDs), but its very thorough also before wiping your drive with Dban you might want to use CCleaner to wipe your drive to be extra safe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3CU-P8VCsA I haven't used Dban in a while so you might want to get some help using it.






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