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I've acquired a used PC and, because of travel, don't want

Hello, I've acquired a used...
Hello, I've acquired a used PC and, because of travel, don't want to take a chance that there might be illicit or inappropriate content on the computer. I happen to have a new and unused hard drive that is compatible with the original and my question is, "If I replace the hard drive that came with this used computer, does that GUARANTEE that any prior content that might have been on the used computer when it arrived is gone from that computer forever...or must I do something with the RAM or anything else besides replace the hard drive?"Thanks!
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Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

Yes. Everything is stored on the hard drive and if you replace it, there will be no trace of any old files.

And no need to replace anything else. RAM is a volatile memory, that means everything stored on RAM will be deleted when the computer loses power (i.e turn off). So no worries about that.

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