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

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Dr_Jon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,979
How to completely erase personal stuff from a computer, without formatting and reinstalling Windows?

I did this for an ex-GF (who wanted to sell their Laptop) but it's a huge pain running around making sure everything was gone, then going through the registry with a fine tooth-comb... Plus there's protected storage and other crap... Flash cookies...

Deleting the user accounts they use is a good starting point, as loads of stuff goes south.

Don't forget to wipe the free space at the end. I used "Hard Disk Scrubber".

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