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My friend broke his comp the other day, and i offered him my dads old sony vaio laptop. My dad said it was alright to give to him, although he wants to somehow wipe the hard drive of all his personal documents and information. THe computer is running windows xp, and it came installed on the comp, so we dont have a cd or serial #. I was wondering if there is any way to wipe the hardrive of documents without getting rid of xp, or the applications the computer came with? Is there a quick way to do this? or do i have to delete all the files manually?


thanks ahead of time, nsamuels10
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There is no quick way. you just have to delete evrything in My document folder and start uninstalling all the programs
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Ishimura
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
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OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
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Also, empty the recycle bin.
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If you want to Permanently remove files from your HDD within Windows Use Eraser.
    
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