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Removing old user's data

I bought this notebook second hand and the previous user did not remove all their stuff. Consequently, they are still listed as the user under most applications (the list that shows up under Processes when you do a control alt delete) and retain a user file. The first thing we did was to modify the user under the control panel and now my name shows up on the startup screen as the only user.
What do I have to do to fix this? Do I have to reformat the machine and reinstall all software?

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  • tunnelspc Nov 12, 2008

    Thanks, now working up the courage to reformat.

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The best and safest solution is to reformat the machine, and reinstall. You don't know where or what the previous user had on their system and that would be the safest thing to do. Alternatively, you can go through the registry and replace each instance of their user name with yours, but this takes a long time and it's not a 100% guarantee.

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