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and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get the computer to "factory" settings such as erasing the contents of the HDD. I don't want anyone else who buys it to see my bank info or social security info on here. The PC is a new Gateway tower and I just want to make it safe for me to return to the store. Thanks in advance.
 

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Format and restore using the disks it came with
 
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Thanks ktulu909, is it an easy process to where I won't screw anything up?
 

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Sometimes the restore disk is stored on a separate drive in the computer. It should have detailed instruction. Search for "restore" in the documentation. Its usually hard to screw up if you don't interrupt it during the process. It could take a couple hours but all you have to do I'd start it and wait
 

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and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get the computer to "factory" settings such as erasing the contents of the HDD. I don't want anyone else who buys it to see my bank info or social security info on here. The PC is a new Gateway tower and I just want to make it safe for me to return to the store. Thanks in advance.

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Ok. Ill give it a try. Thanks guys.
 

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