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selling laptop, what should i do to securely delete files?

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hi, i am selling my laptop and wanted to know the best way to securely delete sensitive files. plus anything else i should know before i sell it as far as what needs to be done.
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Download the free version "active killdisk" from here:

Create a bootable floppy with it, boot from the floppy and run the killdisk utility.

Of course that will also destroy the operating system, but presumably you have some means of re-installing that from the CD or recovery discs supplied with it.
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