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Selling older laptop with data on it

  • 09-01-2023 11:34am
    Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭ pummice

    Which is the best and quickest way to remove any user data on it -

    reset it to factory default?

    remove the hard drive and then sell it on?



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 85,627 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight

    factory default will delete but not overwrite files by default

    Secure erase -

    some business laptops have a BIOS option to wipe drive

    if you remove the drive make sure you hand over all the adaptors or brackets as some are model specific