Want to reset to like new

mrgrunts

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I have a Aspire one note book with windows 7 on it. It was my daughters, She no longer wants it so I want to give it to my great nephew who is 4 yrs, it will be used for his ABC mouse and probably some videos. So this is my question. Can I wipe out everything, passwords, files, and so on so it will be like starting new? There is no disk drive to do a clean install of windows so what I am looking for is to delete everything she has on it and just start with windows 7 and I will put what my nephew needs only.
Can this be done and if so HOW?

thank you for your time

Dennis
 

voxic

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Yes, it will make a completely fresh system. No passwords, or files, except for default Windows files. And if you don't know the password, there are ways to get around those.
 

mrgrunts

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ok Ill take your advice but I am a PC man and dont know chit about these notebooks, This thing was last used in 2013 and I had to buy a new battery just to get it turned on, lol. How would I go about wiping out the old windows and doing a clean install. I know the link you provided my shows the usb install but what about wiping it first?
 

voxic

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Well that happens in the process. If you have a USB with Windows on it, boot into it and you'll have the option to format the drive before installing Windows.
 

mrgrunts

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Ok so doing it this way it will take away any passwords, files and such that she had on there? in other words starting fresh?
I have a windows 7 disk I bought , I am converting it to a usb now.
 

mrgrunts

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Aspire One D257-13404
 

voxic

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Yes, it will make a completely fresh system. No passwords, or files, except for default Windows files. And if you don't know the password, there are ways to get around those.
 

mrgrunts

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Thank you. Yea I know the passwords, I can log into her windows I just want to wipe it all out and start new with it for my nephew , Its nothing but a paperweight to me, lol but for him its perfict. hes only 4 and sofar this has only cost me 12 bucks for a new battery. Im sure you understand, lol
 

voxic

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I'm 16, so I understand what it's like to be the nephew. My uncle is the that got me into computers and networking.
 

mrgrunts

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installing now, hope it works
 
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