I am about to give my old laptop to a friend. this runs on Windows 98 quite successfully and will be fine for my friend who wants to use it for internet access and some word processing. I have a lot of information on the laptop and would like to wipe as much as possible off.
I am assuming that I would be best off using the recovery disc that the laptop was supplied with (after taking an Acronis back-up just in case!). Can I save the Windows updates somewhere as I believe these are no longer available (and even if they were it would be a chore to update). If I can then where are they stored and how do I reinstate them?
Is there a simpler method of cleanig up the laptop? Maybe I could just delete files and Add/Remove surplus programs (I know the files would still be there!