Clean your computer before selling it

Clean your computer before selling it

If you want to sell your old computer and buy a new one, well done. New computers are faster and better. But you will have to do certain things before you sell your old computer. Remember that it contains all of your data and personal information. Because you probably don’t know a person who will buy it, you must be careful. Besides cleaning it outside, removing dust and dirt, you must do several steps for the inside of a computer.

Because all of your data is stored on a HDD, it would be the safest option to remove it and sell a computer without it. But many people don’t know how to do it and in that case you will be selling a broken computer. Luckily, there are some things you can do. Always clean the registry.

There are several software for this. For example, you can use Ccleaner. You can also do it manually, but it takes a lot of time. The next step is to remove all personal data. Use some of the software like: Windows SDelete, Wipe File, Delete on Click, Eraser or some similar to permanently remove the files from your computer. Permanently means that nobody can restore them. When you delete a file, it can be restored. 

When you are done, reinstall your OS. You can choose not to do this step, but web browsers already contain your usernames and passwords and you may forget to delete some information about yourself. Also, while you are installing a new OS, don’t enter your real name or any other personal information. 

 

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