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post #1 of 10
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My desktop is on the way and I am looking to sell my laptop. Before I sell it. I want to delete anything that was done in the past, websites, websites with memberships.....
How do I completely delete anything visited or downloaded without the windows CD? I dont want to completely wipe it out. i want firefox and my virus softwares and aim and so on to stay. What files and how do I find them, that will delete anything Ive done?
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its hard to clean it up to original state without the original cd. but im sure someone will come along and give you some recommendations. i want to know about some programs too
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post #3 of 10
u can try something like windows washer but i reccomend a reinstall of windows
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Do I just put the cd in and follow instructions? Will I need the key again because I dont have it anymore.
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post #5 of 10
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Do I just put the cd in and follow instructions? Will I need the key again because I dont have it anymore.
yes u need the key and when u do boot from the cd and dont forget to delete the partition and then creat it be for u install it
post #6 of 10
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ok i dont have the key. where do i find this windows washer?
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post #7 of 10
If you have the windows CD that was originally installed on the machine than you will not need the CD key. I would recommend a reformat that will make the laptop run like new again. Better than anything else you can do.
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post #8 of 10
if you have sensitive stuff on there liek ss numbers or credit card numbers, but you wont' need because your a home user and not a business, you might watn to run killdisk .

but for you i dont' think you need it. but yes you need the key. you should have a genuine Microsoft sticker somewhere on the computer. its shiny. so u can't miss it. if you dont' have it or remember getting it most likely your system does not have genuine microsoft OS. if you are sure u have genuine MS software then there is always a way to get the key
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post #9 of 10
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ok i dont have the key. where do i find this windows washer?
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

Try that if you want your key back.
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post #10 of 10
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I have the key/sticker on the bottem of the laptop but dont have the xp professional cd. i bought this laptop used and it did not come with the disk.

What will the windows washer do?
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