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        I bought a pre-owned  PC and it has e-mails set and locked, it has 3 diff media players going etc..

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It is recommended to format all drives on a used machine to make sure any malware is removed. Original settings can be reapplied with a clean install of the OS, or a factory restore CD / DVD.
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Google the model and doing a factory restore.  Many computers now have a partition that has the origional factory image kept on it and can be restored... otherwise just load it off Windows 7 discs.

Answered 05/04/2012 by: GAKIS
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  • I would always fully format anything used. You have no idea what has been put on it.
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