I recently got a new desktop computer. I transferred all of my files, installed all of my software, adjusted all of my settings and I've been using this computer to do everything (work, play, pay bills, buy stuff, etc. etc. etc.).
Turns out the computer has a problem, and the problem requires it being shipped back to where I bought it for repair.
Problem is, I don't feel comfortable shipping back a computer with all of my data on it. Pictures, work stuff, bill stuff, personal info.
I'm sure the techs are probably lovely people who wouldn't snoop around and do evil things. And sure there probably wouldn't be any issues during shipping where the computer ends up in the wrong hands.
I'm sure all of this has a low probability, but that still ain't good enough.
So my question is, what can I do here? Is my only option to just wipe it clean and start from scratch when they send it back?