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Old 07-06-2005, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Wiping out user data, Windows

Is there a way, using Windows XP pro, that I could delete all data on a user? I do not want to reinstall my operating system, or delete all data on my computer, or anything like that. The only way I could think of was delete the user, then make a new account. But, is there a better way?
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wiping out user data, Windows

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so what do you want to do? Reinstall windows or make a new user?

New User
Enter your control panel. enter the User console and create a new user account. Now log off, and log into your new account.. Transfer any files you want. Then enter the user console again and delete the old user.

Reinstall windows
Simple way: pop in your XP cd and boot with it.. delete the partition, recreate it and format, Then let the install go.

edit,, sorry Re-read,, follow the "new user"
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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No, I want to delete all the data on just one user.
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:05 PM   #4
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New User
Enter your control panel. enter the User console and create a new user account. Now log off, and log into your new account.. Transfer any files you want. Then enter the user console again and delete the old user.

Some saved files you may want before you delete the account.. Favorites, My documents, or any other fiels you may have laying around like on your desktop.
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