I'm trying now to find best way to wipe Dell windows 7 home premium computer completely @ restore

Dec 2, 2016
8
0
1,510
0
I understand now why there's not an answer to my original post, I wouldn't want someone entering mine either!Just didn't occur to me until I read why.Now I'm wondering if there's a way to return to original state, think I read there's a recovery partition somewhere or return to default @ if I did that would I still have no option for an administrator? Ralston 18 suggested I wipe with DBAN, haven't heard of that. Are these options likely to destroy the computer. Is my only solution buying a reinstallation disc? I will check emails this time, I thought responses would be on the site. So, so sorry to those who took time to email me. HUGE THANKS to you all!
 

hotaru251

Reputable
Oct 30, 2014
277
2
4,865
28
open My computer. if you have a drive (typically its D drive) called [Recovery] you have a recovery partition.

all it is is your normal HDD is split when created to always haev a clean slate to restore from.


DBAN is NOT what you want. That will wipe ALL data including a recovery partition. (its what ppl do when they had personal info on a pc and are selling it or giving it away so it cant be recovered)


Post above is best answer (as it is from dell site)