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Buying Refurbished HP Envy Laptop...

Woodworker

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Having ordered an HP Envy laptop from Amazon with a 12 month warranty, the thought has struck me that I'll have no idea what may have been downloaded on it. Could be I'm being overly paranoid but is there any way I can make sure there's nothing dodgy lurking hidden away on the hard drive?

I've already got a similar machine with which I've been extremely pleased and am buying another as a back up.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0185X8D20?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
 
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GRANDAD

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Hi, looking at your link it does say refurbished with full warranty -- I doubt that a company having tested the said unit would supply with any background info left on the machine.
Why not email them and obtain a written confirmation first. Good luck.
 

Woodworker

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Leicester UK
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Hi, looking at your link it does say refurbished with full warranty -- I doubt that a company having tested the said unit would supply with any background info left on the machine.
Why not email them and obtain a written confirmation first. Good luck.
Thank you GRANDAD. It was late at night and my mind was wandering looking for problems. In the light of day I strongly suspect the laptop is an unwanted return or display item, hence the twelve months warranty, and it's extremely unlikely indeed that there would be anything illegal on it.

Best regards, David
 
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