Wiping Alienware M14X laptop

wmackay79

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Hi, I recently sold my Alienware m14x R2 on eBay. I need the computer to be like brand new with none of my previous information on it. Completely cleaned for the new owner. How can I do this so I can ship the laptop off to the new owner?
 

wmackay79

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Feb 3, 2015
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I just need ALL information on the computer gone. Whichever way is easier I guess. I don't think the person I sold it to cares if the OS is installed or not. Just every last piece of data and information must be gone. Like its brand new.
 

USAFRet

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Either invoke the Factory reset and do that,
or
Wipe it with DBAN. http://www.dban.org/

Are you sure he is not expecting an OS with it?
 

USAFRet

Illustrious
Moderator
For DBAN, you create a bootable CD.
Boot from that
Follow the directions and it completely wipes the drive. Nothing will remain.

HOWEVER
Only do this as a last resort.

If I had bought a laptop and was expecting a working laptop with OS...and it arrived with no OS....you're gonna be giving me my money back.
 
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