I am trying to do a system recovery on my Compaq Presario SR2050NX in order to give it away. I have tried using the F10 System Recovery function and have also used "Start, All Programs, PC Help &
Yes, I read what you stated
In order to remove all your personal information; at least in the extent you have indicated; you need the Restoration Disk,
or a Full Installation disk. As in a new genuine copy of Windows.
Restoration Disk is a LOT cheaper than a new genuine copy of Windows.
[Microsoft makes one Master disk. From it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer]
Going with information from the US;
The disk is free
The shipping and handling is not
$17 for a 5 to 7 day ship, $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Have the Serial Number written down to give to the nice representative.
This is located in the white Service Tag, on the back of the desktop computer.
S/N = Serial Number
Restoration disk installed, when you are asked choose Full Install.
Takes the computer back to Day 1 from the factory
All your personal info is gone
Now let's talk a minute
Your personal information isn't really gone. Even with a 'shredder' program that writes 0's and 1's, hundreds of times over the information on the harddrive, the information is STILL retrievable.
FBI and other agencies, have pulled info off of harddrive's that have been used by drug cartel's, that the computer was in a purposely bombed out building.(Drug lord/s did it)
The harddrive's were BADLY burned, but there was still enough info left.
Bye-bye bad guy's.
To TRULY get rid of any personal info on a harddrive, take it out, smash it with a hammer until very flat, and then burn it.
MAYBE this will do it.
What are the chances of someone, who has the know how to remove your old info?
Teenagers broke into the National Defense System.
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Feb 08, 2013 |
HP Compaq Presario SR2050NX PC Desktop