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3 Important Things To Do Before Selling Your Old PC

3 Important Things To Do Before Selling Your Old PC

Computer and their models keep changing, so as humans keep changing their desktops to the latest version along with latest configuration. Many of us might be having a 5 to 10 years old Configuration Computer which might have been kept in Store Room or might be wondering somewhere else without any use. If it’s not in use for you, then probably its time to sell so that it can make some worth of money. You can sell your old PC and laptop to many places like eBay, your local computer store and other online stores.

 

Along with that, the selling cost can also give you some additional cash for purchasing new computer. Now most of the people just resell it or sell as crap to someone else without being checking some of the few most important things. As the PC looks like a crap, but still it poses some of your important data which has to be clear before it is sold. While you can also make your old PC as new one with respect to removing all sorts of unwanted data so that you might get some more rewards as well.

3 Important Things To Do Before Selling Your Old PC

Now if you are sure that you want to sell up your PC, make sure that your clear all your information related to personal and professional work.

1. Backup your old data

This is one of the most important step, before selling out one should always copy the old backup data of hard disk into an external harddisk to avoid loss of data. As well as you can also scan for data which has been left out to take, thus preventing you to be on safer side on protecting and getting safe all your information.

2. Format the hard disk (full format)

Once you are done the backup of your old data, you can also format your complete hard drive(All Hard Drive) in order to be always sure that your information has been completely removed from that particular system. This is very much required since some of your files and folders might not get deleted when you try to delete them and at that particular moment you would forget to have a recheck on them.

3. Time to Scan again

Its time now to scan again for some small virus and malware in the new installed Operating System. You might go for installing some of the best anti-virus tools like Kaspersky Internet Security or K9 Protection along with some Anti-spy software available from a list of free antivirus available programs. You can download any one of them and get your system fully scanned with the free or paid tools as per your requirements.

Once these process are done, you can go ahead with selling up the Computer at your nominal cost.

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