Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Sometimes you end up selling their equipment or give rise to dismiss. There may be a useful machine, but decided to upgrade to something a little faster. The only big concern for many when it comes to selling a computer, what happens to the data on the machine. You may have files or important documents that you do not want others to see. Find out what you can do to protect your old data.
You can reformat the disk. This means that you take all the files on the machine and remove them so that the reader will return to a virgin state. The advantage is that your data is gone, but the downside is that the operating system has also disappeared.
You can use the Windows operating system CD, and download it again. What is this destructive if you are installing is to remove all the files and put the car back, was when it was originally purchased. Your data should be gone.
Another option is to just delete the stuff you do not want others to find on your disk. To keep those technically inclined to find deleted data, filling the disk with media files and delete them again and again. In this way, it is more difficult to find the old data, if not impossible.
You can get a free program called SDelete that is made for this purpose. Will permanently remove a file instead of leaving traces on the disk. In this way, you can feel comfortable getting rid of things without affecting the operating system installation.
Another option is to simply buy a new computer disk when you sell. He is the only way to protect 100% of your data because you still have the old disk.
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