we have two laptops, dh's and mine..and mine isn't used hardly at all, so i just put an ad on craigslist for it, so we can have a little extra money,..dd is needing a new car seat, on top of a move within the month. so money's tight. so how do i delete all the stuff i had on there, to completely wipe it off the laptop?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 AM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Money & Work
If you have anything confidential on there, like account numbers, you need to get a program that overwrites your entire drive. You can find more information here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/how-to-really-erase-a-hard-drive/129. Before you do that, make sure you have install disks for your operating system; otherwise you won't be able to reinstall it, and it will be harder to sell without a working operating system on it. If you don't have any type of information that is that sensitive, you may just want to do a system restore or format your hard drive and reinstall the operating system.
Answer by andrea96 at 11:43 AM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by lasombrs at 11:45 AM on Oct. 4, 2010