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Daniel 03-06-2009 06:52 PM

System memory erase
 
Hi, I got a new computer and I transferred everything from my old one to the
new one. The old one has Windows XP. Any idea how I can erase everything off
the hard drive before I recycle it? Thanks.

Dave R. 03-06-2009 07:26 PM

Re: System memory erase
 

"Daniel" <Daniel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:72B71E39-F5F6-4CF3-A775-83EEEACD8B8A@microsoft.com...
Quote:

> Hi, I got a new computer and I transferred everything from my old
> one to the
> new one. The old one has Windows XP. Any idea how I can erase
> everything off
> the hard drive before I recycle it? Thanks.
One way would be to use the reinstall media from the old PC to wipe
and reload back to factory-new condition. Another way would be to use
something like Darik's Boot And Nuke from http://www.dban.org/.
Google "wipe hard disk" for other options.

--
Dave



DL 03-06-2009 08:20 PM

Re: System memory erase
 
And the ultimate option is to remove the hd and use a hammer

"Daniel" <Daniel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:72B71E39-F5F6-4CF3-A775-83EEEACD8B8A@microsoft.com...
Quote:

> Hi, I got a new computer and I transferred everything from my old one to
> the
> new one. The old one has Windows XP. Any idea how I can erase everything
> off
> the hard drive before I recycle it? Thanks.


Andrew E. 03-07-2009 06:06 AM

RE: System memory erase
 
"Recycle it"....Why,use it for storage,& 3rd party software you dont use
that much.Also,use it for the OS page-file,read kb99768 or read kb555223

"Daniel" wrote:
Quote:

> Hi, I got a new computer and I transferred everything from my old one to the
> new one. The old one has Windows XP. Any idea how I can erase everything off
> the hard drive before I recycle it? Thanks.


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