Unable to Reset Windows 10

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Skeet1983, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. smf

    smf GBAtemp Maniac

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    The very least I would do when selling a computer is download a linux live boot and run hdparm to run a secure erase

    https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase

    That way they can't recover any of your personal details.

    Then do a fresh install of windows. I don't ever bother with the OEM recovery partitions, they are a waste of disk space. You might have to download some drivers manually.
     
  2. Kiker

    Kiker Newbie

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    Don't you think it's complicated for your method ? resetting Windows is not difficult. I have finished the task last month.
     
  3. Futurdreamz

    Futurdreamz GBAtemp Addict

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    I'd just reset windows then use the command to securely erase all empty hard drive space.
     
  4. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Keeping in mind that this is a topic from April last year...
     
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