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#1 ltdave

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

and would like to really wipe it clean without reformatting or reinstalling XP...

id like to clean out all of the passwords for my websites (deleted my bookmarks) but this page seemed to pop right up as if it was still 'saved' someplace...


never mind. i found them....

Edited by ltdave, 25 November 2011 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:31 PM

this page seemed to pop right up as if it was still 'saved' someplace

Hi Itdave -
Do you mean BleepingComputer site by that statement ?or another site, as you are not very specific.
Please give specific details -

Thank You -

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

It sounds as if you are using AutoComplete.

For Internet Explorer:

Control Panel/Internet Options/Content tab

Under AutoComplete click the Settings box. Then click Delete AutoComplete History.

Check Form Data and Passwords, then click Delete.

OR once in Internet Options/General tab. In Browsing History click Delete.

This opens the same box you get by using AutoComplete settings.

Check Form Data and Passwords, then click Delete.

I see you edited your post to say you found them while I was making my reply.

another edit to add: I belong to the group that advocates wiping the drive and re-installing the OS before selling or giving away a computer.

Here is some information on why that is a good thing to do:

http://www.microsoft.com/business/smb/en-au/harddrive.mspx

http://www.ehow.com/how_4449434_clean-hard-drive-before-donating.html

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/quicktips/qt/erase_drive.htm

Edited by Queen-Evie, 25 November 2011 - 09:46 PM.


#4 ltdave

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:44 PM

yeah, i dont 'play IN' the computer so much as ON the computer and forgot i needed to delete the cookies and and all that other associated stuff...

my nephew is the computer guru but im on the western boarder of the ET zone, and hes in Redmond wash....

thanks!




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