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Factory settings? i need to erase all of my personal data from my laptop, i am selling it. will it erase all the software if i reset settings or just erase my personal data? I have a lot of personal info on the machine, i need to know it will br erased, Thanks

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1. If you use the system recovery and go into advanced, it will erase all personal data and all programs installed, putting it back to the way it was when you first purchased the computer.
2. To get to the system recovery on an hp, you press the key that is indicated during bootup, either F10 for older ones or F11 on the newer ones. It will boot into the recovery mode from where you select the advanced option. It will give you a warning that all your personal information will be gone.

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First step should be to reformat the drive as this will clean out the physically allocated files, or try using FDISK

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