Returning computer - how do I get all my personal data off of it


  1. Posts : 14
    windows 10
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    Returning computer - how do I get all my personal data off of it


    I think I have decided to return my Dell due to the occasional quiet squeak that I hear. I am concerned about all the data I have on it already. How would I go about getting all my data off so that the next possible owner can not get to it? thanks
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  2. Andrew129260's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 latest version
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    see here:

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  3. Posts : 38,342
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
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    To retain your important files > copy and paste files overnight
    For a computer that has no work related data > reset remove files, diskpart clean all, secure erase, disk sanitizer, etc. (SSD vs HD)
    For a computer that has any work related data (government, health, etc.) there are additional cleaning or disposal requirements.
    Erase Disk using Diskpart Clean Command in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 714
    win10 home
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    to erase all data,use Dban.
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