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#92074 26-Oct-2011 08:36
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Any hints or tips to do this? How would you get rid of all your data and set it up for someone else to use? I have the vista 32 bit install somewhere and a windows 7 upgrade disc for it. I don't store banking passwords in text files or anything, but still don't like the idea of someone trawling through my files they have used a recovery program to get.




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  #537544 26-Oct-2011 08:39
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I use DBAN eraser (http://www.dban.org/) to erase the hard drive (I usually do just one pass, otherwise it can take days on larger discs) and reinstall windows

 
 
 

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  #537566 26-Oct-2011 09:23
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+1 for DBAN. Slow but thorough - there is no fast way to securely erase a hard drive (unless you shred it!).


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