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How can you delete personal files and programs on an old CPU so you can get rid of it?

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2006-08-03 01:48:31

The easiest way would be to format the drive. If you want to

leave the operating system intact but remove all personal data,

then go in and uninstall all the programs you had installed through

Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel. Once you've uninstalled

everything, you can then track down your personal files and delete

them. Check in places such as "My Documents" and "Documents and

Settings", or anywhere else you may recall saving files. Do not

just go in and delete everything but the Windows folder, as many

files vital to the system, such as sound and video drivers, may be

contained in folders other than c:\Windows


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