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« on: Monday, September 26, 2011, 08:31:35 »

I am looking to pass my old pc on and I want to clear all my data and applications, so the pc is like it was when I bought it (apart from being old). Is there a "restore / reset" procedure for this or do I have to uninstall each app? Help appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: Monday, September 26, 2011, 08:43:37 »

If you're concerned about your data, you should use a program that will do a 7 pass erase.
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« Reply #2 on: Monday, September 26, 2011, 08:47:18 »

Not sure what Operating System your using but this might help

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255867
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« Reply #3 on: Monday, September 26, 2011, 08:53:11 »

I'm running XP
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« Reply #4 on: Monday, September 26, 2011, 09:03:24 »

DBan

http://www.dban.org/

Then reinstall Windows if you have the original disk

Or File Shredder if you want to get rid of individual files

http://www.fileshredder.org/

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