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#1 dav1943

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:56 PM

hello there,
because of other issues i am purchasing a new computer this week and i am donating my old one to a registered charity.
What should i do regarding clearing/cleaning out my hard drive so it doesn`t contain any of my banking/personal details.Thankyou for any help .
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:31 PM

HI,
Where is your banking/personal information? Is it in a folder or somewhere else?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 04:37 PM

The best thing to do would be to totally wipe the hard drive with something like Darik's Boot and Nuke, then reinstall Windows.

Another thing you can do is delete any personal information off the hard drive and then use Eraser to write over the free space on the drive so that no information is recoverable.
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:08 PM

The best thing to do would be to totally wipe the hard drive with something like Darik's Boot and Nuke, then reinstall Windows.

Another thing you can do is delete any personal information off the hard drive and then use Eraser to write over the free space on the drive so that no information is recoverable.


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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:09 AM

I recommend using "Eraser". Provide the OS Discs separately for them to install. Leave them a clean hard drive.

After using Eraser, it takes some serious work at great expense to recover anything from the hard drive.
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 12:03 PM

thankyou for your help.david.




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