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Old 12-18-2011, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am selling my current gaming computer. However, there is one problem. I don't have the windows 7 install disk, so I can't reformat the harddrive. This is not "super" big deal though as I have done almost nothing personal on it (ie. use credit cards, store personal info). Really the only thing it has is some games which I can uninstall, steam which I will uninstall, and any saved passwords.

Right now I was planning on the usual clean-up functions of ccleaner to wipe the passwords, extra registry keys, and then use its wipe feature on all my "free space". Is there anything else I can do/should do short of reformatting?


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You could reformat it and put Linux on it. :P

Can't you do a restore point or something?

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Old 12-18-2011, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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format really is the only safe option.
highly suggest you borrow a disk or "obtain" an image onto a USB first, and then use Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") to wipe all of your records clean.
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