How to completely erase personal stuff from a computer, without formatting and reinstalling Windows?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
calson Veteran Member • Posts: 9,677
Re: You have the tools already

Do I want to trust the software engineers to have their reset application remove all personal data from 100% of the utilities and applications that were installed? Not a chance in hell.

I have worked with their products as a pro in IT since 1982 and their kludgey architecture guarantees that detritus will get left behind. There were good reasons why Microsoft had to give Windows 10 away for free and why there were still very few IT shops that had upgraded their desktops 2 years later.

-- hide signature --

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. -- Herman Melville

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow