Home Forums Tech Helproom remove all data from old laptop before disposal Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post remove all data from old laptop before disposal jonathanj 14:02 15 Jan 2017 Locked I have an old laptop which I want to dispose of, as it hasn't worked properly for many years. I now use an all-in-one table top pc (HP) and wish to remove all data from laptop and dispose of it. What is the best way to do this. Govan1x 14:08 15 Jan 2017 If you mean bin it just removing the hard drive would do that I believe. Or set it back to factory settings if selling it. This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.