How to Wipe a Computer Clean of Personal Data - Consumer

Oct 10, 2016 3 Methods to Completely Wipe a Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7/XP It's common to most users to sell or give away computer or hard drive when they want to dispose of old device or upgrade to new ones. You may have already formatted the hard drive or deleted files on it in order to erase sensitive personal data and avoid becoming the victim of identity theft. Windows 7: Basics On How To Permanently Erase & Delete All

Try the steps below to delete the account and content from the computer you are willing to sell: Press Windows + X keys and select the Control Panel. Click on the User Accounts and click on the Manage another account link. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes. Click on a user account which you want to delete. Click on the Delete the account link.

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How to Erase SSD before Selling in Secure and Complete Mode?

Finally, clean up the computer and make it as nice as possible before you sell it. Not only will it likely sell for more if it looks good, it might also run a little smoother.