buying second hand laptop with no dodgy history?

  srowan 13:51 06 Dec 09
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I would like to buy a second hand laptop in a private sale, but if at a service or repair it turns out that it was used to look at illegal sites, how would I be able to prove any illegal stuff was done by the original owner and not me?

  User-1229748 14:26 06 Dec 09

they would know who's internet connection had been used to look at said dodgy sites,relax :o)

  Tech Guy 16:31 20 Dec 09

Format, followed by a re-install - which is common sense for a secondhand computer, as you don't what is hidden away on it.

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