Selling old computer.

  retailer 17:40 24 Sep 2005
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How do you remove personal data from pc such as registered owner details from XP.

  MAJ 17:43 24 Sep 2005

Format the drive, or take the existing drive out and replace it with another drive.

  mattyc_92 17:43 24 Sep 2005

Erm.... Format is probably the easiest way, but files can be recovered from various companies out there who will charge a arm and a leg for this service.

  octal 18:06 24 Sep 2005

Or use one of these programmes click here

  Totally-braindead 18:24 24 Sep 2005

Or check the website of the hard drive manufacturer, Seagate for example provide software which can diagnose faults as well as Format the drive and also includes the ability to write to every sector of the hard drive to delete everything, once this is done it is impossible to get the data back.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:29 24 Sep 2005

How to Change Name and Company Information After You Install Win XP

Start/Run/Regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion in the left pane.

Then In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOrganization. Under "Value data", type the name that you want, and then click OK.

To change the name of the registered owner, In the right pane, double-click RegisteredOwner. Under "Value data", type the name that you want, and then click OK/Exit

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