Can I erase everything on my computer?
I'll sell my computer, but want to clear the memory of my files and passwords. How can I do?
Reinstalling the operating system will take care of MOST of the problem, but to be completely safe, you need to replace the hard drive.
See the following quote from a wikipedia article
I think the same if you do a clean reinstall of your OS, a skilled hacker could still recover some of your data.
See these discussions really scary:
If you can't replace your hard drive, then you might want to try a file shredder:
I don't have a recovery disk with my Toshiba Satllite with Vista Home. It was installed in the factory and I have the product key from the bottom of the laptop. The only drive I have is the CD to upgrade to Vista.
Call you the manufacturer of the computer...
Ask to speak to a technician. Ask the person to teach you how to access your recovery Partition and use it to restore the factory settings.
Another way is to ask the manufacturer of your computer for a set of recovery disks. The cost is minimal, and you should have a set. All of the recovery disks will also restore your computer back to factory settings.
I imported from a memory stick and all the pictures were in named folders. Lr5 imported with named folders I have since imported pictures to the computer and they are in the right folders. Can I delete all those who imported Lr5 and start over?
If so, how can I remove them? I know how to remove the dated folders, or can I do it somehow in the program?
No need to delete anything.
If you create a new catalog, you start with an empty library.
I recently got a new PC, so I decided to give my old MacBook mid 2010 to my friend who doesn't have a computer. I wanted to get rid of all my files on it first, so I rebooted and pressed command and R together to access the start menu. I clicked on the disk utility and erased everything on my computer. I brought back to his house and tried to go through the usual steps of installation of Mac OS X, I received a notification that says "cannot find installation for this machine information. Please contact Apple care. "What this means and what should we do?
I think when you did what you did you accidentally got rif in the history of mac os x. so I contact apple and have them checked
original title: clear memory
How can I completely erase everything off of my computer's memory?
You mean a clean to factory settings install; as in the way in which you bought it.
Read the info below:
Vista recovery media obtain and/or use the Partition Recovery Vista on your computer to the factory settings .
There is no Vista free download legal available.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
In addition, ask them if you have a recovery Partition on your computer/laptop to restore it to factory settings.
See if a manual provided with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website, email or you can call for information on how to make a recovery.
Normally, you have to press F10 or F11 at startup to start the recovery process...
Another way I've seen on some models is press F8 and go to a list of startup options, and launch a recovery of standards of plant with it, by selecting the repair option.
Also ask them if it is possible to do the recovery disk/s for the recovery Partition in case of a system Crash or hard drive failure.
They will tell you how to do this.
Every computer manufacturer has their own way of making recovery disk/s.
Or borrow a good Microsoft Vista DVD (not Dell, HP, etc).
A good Vista DVD contains all versions of Vista.
The product key determines which version of Vista is installed.
There are 2 disks of Vista: one for 32-bit operating system, and one for 64-bit operating system.
If install a cleaning is required with a good DVD of Vista (not HP, Dell recovery disks):
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on the conduct of clean install.
A tutorial on the use of a clean install
Super Guide Windows Vista Installation
After installation > go to the website of the manufacturer of your computer/notebook > drivers and downloads Section > key in your model number > get latest Vista drivers for it > download/install them.
Save all data, because it will be lost during a clean installation.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
2 the questions here please:
During the unlocking process: it says that I need to erase everything on my iPhone 5 s. So, what of my contacts? How can I get that back? because the backup to icloud it nor iTunes.
In addition, what happens if I do not erase the content? That will prevent my form of phone is unlocked?
Thank you very much
Do not erase everything on your phone under the procedure of release. If you have your phone set to backup Contacts on iCloud, they will be saved and then can be later reloaded on your phone after erasing it. I just got two iPhone 5 and it worked well. Also to do a full backup to your computer via iTunes and transfer everything what is not already saved if you are asked. The only problem I encountered was that some applications does not and I had to manually reinstall the.
How can I erase whatever it is associated with to Brother DCP-1200. It was added by mistake. I need to erase all the files on my computer related to Brother DCP-1200?
You uninstall it?
I could only partially uninstall the printer. It is not to add printers & devices more. It is not in the list of program. But he is still using a driver. Therefore, I can't fix it just delete it from the Driver list. I don't know anything else to do. Can you give me any suggestions? It makes my computer thinks that it must be installed. JoAnn
I want to restore my computer as it was when purshased. How can I delete everything?original title: restore
(1) manufacturing recovery CD.
(2) recovery hard disk partition.
See your owner's manual or contact the factory options support team available to you.
J W Stuart: http://www.pagestart.com
I had to reset my computer and now I have to reload everything on my computer. I tried to download it but I can't. How do I get Acrobat Pro XI back on my computer?
Download & install instructions https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2003339 can help
-includes a link to access a page to download the Adobe programs if you do not have a disk or drive
When I install acrobat adobe PRO XI, it converts everything on my computer to an adobe icon, and when I try to open it, it will open adobe acrobat. For example, I can not open word, excel, internet explore or any other document or program because he think
When I install acrobat adobe PRO XI, it converts everything on my computer to an adobe icon, and when I try to open it, it will open adobe acrobat. For example, I can not open word, excel, internet explore or any other document or program because he thinks his acrobat.
Please see this KB document for the solution Application, file icons change in Acrobat/Reader icon
Let me know if the problem persists.
Have no problem when you print a document from the computer. Can not scan from printer to computer. I don't know that I've scanned because I went from windows 7 to 10. Printer not repeat myself found computer.
Welcome to the Microsoft community. I might help you.
To better understand the issue, I would need more information on your side.
What is the brand and model of the scanner?
Do you get any error messages? If Yes, what is the full error message?
This problem might have occurred because of these reasons:
I suggest you to run hardware store and check if it helps.
(a) press the Windows keyboard.
(b) Troubleshooting type in the search box and press enter.
(c) click on material and audio.
(d) click on hardware and devices and follow the on-screen instructions.
If the problem persists, I suggest you to download and install the latest scanner driver\software on the manufacturer's Web site.
Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an up-to-date report of the issue so that we can help you more.
Huge disappointment a few hours ago. My system would not start. Rebooted from OS X Recovery and scanned with utility disk to find out there was a mistake not repairable in the hard disk which told me that I should restore with time machine. Fortunately, I had my backed up system and that's what I was doing. After the process, I found that my data was back, I have not all apps! No safari, no itunes, no store apple to re - install applications, nothing... Maybe I should have stopped here and ask for help, but given that my data has been backed up, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try the other option in the OS X Recovery: reinstall OS X.
So I tried to reinstall OS X. It took a few hours, and when the system was finally restarted to complete the installation, it prompted a message saying that OS X could not be installed (don't remember why).
Now, when I try to start the computer, it automatically goes to the recovery, and practically I can't do anything... I can't use time machine because the hard drive to the mac does not present as an option to install the system. It won't let me delete the partition that the system created to install the OS X either (about 1.3 GB)... the options for 'clear' are grayed out.
I tried to erase everything, but I'm not power, and it seems that there is not much I can do, given all the options appear to be available... What a physical error in the hard drive? It was working perfectly before this happened, and the laptop has not left the office in between.
The system is a MacBook Pro from 2012 (originally with the Mountain Lion and now ran on Yosemite). The hard drive is a semiconductor.
All the miraculous solutions are welcome!
Should be explained a little more disciplined, please.
For example: the system created to install the OS X is (about 1.3 GB) is not clear: 1.3 GB is much too small to install OSX on it, then of course, you can't go. And you cannot use the RecoveryPartition for anything other than repair or reinstall the disk 'real '. The Partition Recovery itself not even 1 GB by a long shot...
Since you have the TM backup, what you can do is:
in the recovery partition, open DiskUtility, select the disk (not the partition, but the disk with the name 'complicated': DiskUtility should give the size (128GB, 56 GB or other): then in DiskUtility choose tab partition, then the partition: 1 partition, OS X Extended (journaled), (Advanced :) button) GUID Partition table.
a when you're done, exit DiskUtility, select install OSX then TM, or install it directly from TM.
I want to erase all the information in my pc, because my computer is slow
You have an installation disc?
You can follow these steps to clean your pc:
Shenan Stanley tips: will probably want to clean this machine...
Search for malware:
Download, install, execute, update and perform analyses complete system with the two following applications:
Remove anything they find. Reboot when necessary. (You can uninstall one or both when finished.)
Search online with eSet Online Scanner.
The less you have to run all the time, most things you want to run will perform:
Use Autoruns to understand this all starts when your computer's / when you log in. Look for whatever it is you do not know usingGoogle (or ask here.) You can hopefully figure out if there are things from when your computer does (or connect) you don't not need and then configure them (through their own built-in mechanisms is the preferred method) so they do not - start using your resources without reason.
You can download and use Process Explorer to see exactly what is taking your time processor/CPU and memory. This can help you to identify applications that you might want to consider alternatives for and get rid of all together.
Do a house cleaning and the dust of this hard drive:
You can free up disk space (will also help get rid of the things that you do not use) through the following steps:
Windows XP should take between 4.5 and 9 GB * with * an Office suite, editing Photo software, alternative Internet browser (s), various Internet plugins and a host of other things installed.
If you are comfortable with the stability of your system, you can delete the uninstall of patches which has installed Windows XP...
(Especially of interest here - #4)
(Variant: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_hotfix_backup.htm )
You can run disk - integrated into Windows XP - cleanup to erase everything except your last restore point and yet more 'free '... files cleaning
How to use disk cleanup
You can disable hibernation if it is enabled and you do not...
When you Hibernate your computer, Windows saves the contents of the system memory in the hiberfil.sys file. As a result, the size of the hiberfil.sys file will always be equal to the amount of physical memory in your system. If you don't use the Hibernate feature and want to reclaim the space used by Windows for the hiberfil.sys file, perform the following steps:
-Start the Control Panel Power Options applet (go to start, settings, Control Panel, and then click Power Options).
-Select the Hibernate tab, uncheck "Activate the hibernation", and then click OK. Although you might think otherwise, selecting never under "Hibernate" option on the power management tab does not delete the hiberfil.sys file.
-Windows remove the "Hibernate" option on the power management tab and delete the hiberfil.sys file.
You can control the amount of space your system restore can use...
1. Click Start, right click my computer and then click Properties.
2. click on the System Restore tab.
3. highlight one of your readers (or C: If you only) and click on the button "settings".
4 change the percentage of disk space you want to allow... I suggest moving the slider until you have about 1 GB (1024 MB or close to that...)
5. click on OK. Then click OK again.
You can control the amount of space used may or may not temporary Internet files...
Empty the temporary Internet files and reduce the size, that it stores a size between 64 MB and 128 MB...
-Open a copy of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
-Select TOOLS - Internet Options.
-On the general tab in the section 'Temporary Internet files', follow these steps:
-Click on 'Delete the Cookies' (click OK)
-Click on "Settings" and change the "amount of disk space to use: ' something between 64 MB and 128 MB. (There may be many more now.)
-Click on 'Delete files', then select "Delete all offline content" (the box), and then click OK. (If you had a LOT, it can take 2 to 10 minutes or more).
-Once it's done, click OK, close Internet Explorer, open Internet Explorer.
You can use an application that scans your system for the log files and temporary files and use it to get rid of those who:
(just disk cleanup - do not play with the part of the registry for the moment)
Other ways to free up space...
Those who can help you discover visually where all space is used. Then, you can determine what to do.
After that - you want to check any physical errors and fix everything for efficient access"
How to scan your disks for errors* will take time and a reboot.
How to defragment your hard drives* will take time
Cleaning the components of update on your Windows XP computer
While probably not 100% necessary-, it is probably a good idea at this time to ensure that you continue to get the updates you need. This will help you ensure that your system update is ready to do it for you.
Download and run the MSRT tool manually:
(Ignore the details and download the tool to download and save to your desktop, run it.)
Download/install the latest program Windows installation (for your operating system):
(Windows XP 32-bit: WindowsXP-KB942288-v3 - x 86 .exe )
(Download and save it to your desktop, run it.)
Download the latest version of Windows Update (x 86) agent here:
... and save it to the root of your C:\ drive. After you register on theroot of the C:\ drive, follow these steps:
Close all Internet Explorer Windows and other applications.
AutoScan--> RUN and type:
--> Click OK.
(If asked, select 'Run'). --> Click on NEXT--> select 'I agree' and click NEXT--> where he completed the installation, click "Finish"...
Now reset your Windows with this FixIt components update (you * NOT * use the aggressive version):
How to reset the Windows Update components?
Now that your system is generally free of malicious software (assuming you have an AntiVirus application), you've cleaned the "additional applications" that could be running and picking up your precious memory and the processor, you have authorized out of valuable and makes disk space as there are no problems with the drive itself and your Windows Update components are updates and should work fine - it is only only one other thing youpouvez wish to make:
Get and install the hardware device last drivers for your system hardware/system manufacturers support and/or download web site.
I just got my Sansa for Christmas. Love it, think it's great, and it has some pretty cool features. I plugged in my computer yesterday, transferred all my songs in iTunes to WMP (I didn't immediately put videos or photos) and let it sync. I was wondering why it took a full day just to synchronize the songs of 500 or more, until I realized that the downloaded Sansa every single photo, music and video files on my computer!
Now I have about 5 000 photos, 300 additional songs and 20 videos, that I'm not on it. So my question is, how to remove the extra stuff alllll (preferably without having to delete them all one by one on the player) and make sure that my Sansa download all the files in my files again?
Your problem is Windows Media Player, which is set to Auto-Sync. Depending on your version, the settings are in different places, but connect the Sansa and then click Rip, Burn, sync etc. around and make any manual or sync music just for some files.
If you want to just start again, on the "rocket" under Settings/Control Panel is Format, which will erase everything you have added to the Sansa (it will not disturb the firmware). So keep an eye on Windows Media Player and what he adds. At this point, since WMP has already indexed all the media on your computer, you will need to tell it to forget its index - but make sure that it does not remove the files too!
The real way to avoid this kind of madness is to change modes (under Settings/Control Panel) USB - MTP Media Transfer Protocol, which connects with WMP - Meteorological Service of the Canada, which makes the work of Sansa as a flash drive. (You will see two drives, the internal memory and the slot for card, computer or workstation). Then, you can simply drag-and - move folders in the Sansa and see exactly what you get. If you like playlists, you can make them with Winamp in MSC mode. Personally, I'm a Windows Media Playa hata.
can't erase or unsupervise or iPad protected by password restoration
a student created an access code for an iPad under surveillance, and now I am unable to restore the unit to the default settings and start over. I tried the update in iTunes, restore in the Configurator, but get message cannot "unable to check the status of surveillance." I decided to try to unsupervise the device, but cannot because.. ghoulish you guess? ... it's true! ... "device is protected."
I'll now try to obtain an adult beverage until hopefully a way around it
Have you tried to put the iPad into DFU mode? Here's how...
- Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to your computer.
- Power Off the iPad by pressing the power button on the top of the iPad for 3 seconds and then drag the slider to power it off the coast.
- Once it is off, press and hold the power button on the top of the iPad for 3 seconds. After 3 seconds, press on and hold down the Home button and the Start button / stop for 10 seconds.
- After 10 seconds, release the Power button but now hold the Home button for 5 seconds. Then release the Home button.
- The screen stays black and the iPad should now be in DFU mode. ITunes on your computer should now say that it detects your device and you can restore it.
If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen then you are in recovery mode (not DFU) and you should try the above steps again. But maybe the recovery mode just need you to bypass the password protected iPad and you can restore... Give it a shot.
Hope this helps!
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