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Since: 17.6.02
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Hello gang, it's been a while. I've got a Dell with Windows ME that I would like to get rid of, but first I'd like to make sure all important info has been wiped off. How can I do this. I went from ME to Vista, most computer savvy people I know get big laffs about this fact.
Thank you for your time.



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Depends on your definition of "get rid of."

If the computer is going to be repurposed with the existing hard drive, you're not totally safe unless you run some sort of wiping software on it. The easiest way to do that is to download the appropriate thinger from this link right here (dban.sourceforge.net), boot off it, and follow the instructions. Don't be surprised if it takes a while (i.e. hours) to run, depending on the size of the drive.

If you're turfing the computer or you're passing it on without a hard drive, you can disassemble the hard drive and do severe damage to the platters. Preferably with a hammer. It's certainly more fun, but may not be appropriate.

Sterling Golden
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I love the hammer idea. Thank you



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