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Have I completely cleared my Laptop HDD of everything?

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1 --- I deleted as much as I could in my user, passwords, docs, preferences, un-installed anything important,
2 --- Made a new user and deleted the old user + the files
3 --- Installed windows, chose to keep no files & deleted the windows.old file


Anything else I should do as I plan to sell this laptop

It has showing right now

Windows (C:) 418GB free of 452GB
System Reserved (D:) 70.3MB free of 99.9MB


I click the (D:) partition and it shows empty

Only thing I have installed is the newest nvidia drivers as the resolution was not showing 1920x1080
Edited by Hellish - 3/9/12 at 11:38pm
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post #2 of 5
If you had any important info on your laptop that you don't want anyone to see you could run dban. But that would take away the system recovery option on boot (thats the D: partition). I'm sure no one would go looking for sensitive info but you never know.
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Run CCleaner drive wiper and let it wipe the free space.

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You could also use killdisk. Make an ISO of it and burn it to a disk (it's quite a small program) and boot off the disk, then tell it to format the C partition, then install Windows again.
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by OldMX View Post

Run CCleaner drive wiper and let it wipe the free space.
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^This, but I always use 3 passes just to make sure.

 

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