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I got a used computer. How do I delete all the previous owner's files?

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September 6, 2013 1:54:24 PM

I don't know a whole lot about computers. This is a hp mini 311 netbook with windows 7.

* Update: I don't want it completely clean... i'd like to keep some of the programs. Excel, AVG, etc.

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September 6, 2013 2:03:04 PM

Create a new Windows 7 user account(your own admin account) then log in via that account. Then delete the other accounts on the PC. When you remove the accounts make sure to click remove files when it asks. This will take care of a majority of their data.

This should help: http://www.pcworld.com/article/171933/manage_users_in_w...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6619/beginner-geek-delet...
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September 8, 2013 6:36:13 PM

Thank you, it worked well.



Emily Walls said:
I don't know a whole lot about computers. This is a hp mini 311 netbook with windows 7.

* Update: I don't want it completely clean... i'd like to keep some of the programs. Excel, AVG, etc.


JamesSneed said:
Create a new Windows 7 user account(your own admin account) then log in via that account. Then delete the other accounts on the PC. When you remove the accounts make sure to click remove files when it asks. This will take care of a majority of their data.

This should help: http://www.pcworld.com/article/171933/manage_users_in_w...
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6619/beginner-geek-delet...


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