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#1 1halogirl

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

I have a super old Dell desktop, I want to recycle it, but am paranoid about any old info being retrieved.  The computer doesn't work so I removed the hard drive, is that all I need to do?  Someone mention something about the floppy disc also needing to be removed, I am completely computer illiterate and have no clue.  Please help.

 

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#2 zingo156

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

If there is a floppy disk in the disk drive you may need to remove it, otherwise the hard drive and any flash drives (usb thumb drives) should be kept. The hard drive if you don't need it can be destroyed and recycled as well. Or you can keep it for a backup if it still works.


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

Thank you!!!!  :)






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