Clean PC

  vialli2000 19:49 15 Nov 2003

Have got hold of a second hand pc & want to ensure it is clean of any adult stuff before handing it over to the kids!!
How do i achieve this please ???

  jonnytub 19:53 15 Nov 2003

Tis is the only true way of making sure theres nothing left for little kiddies to find

  jonnytub 19:53 15 Nov 2003

sorry that's format & re-install

  powerless 19:54 15 Nov 2003

one of many keywords you could use, using the search facility.

Add/Remove programs - Check for the "you know what" programs.

Take a look at the recently used documents for "you know what images".

Clear the last opened documents in the various programs.

Look in the recycle bin.

But the best way would be to reformat that way you have exorcised the demons - Your PC is safe and free of "you know what" ;-))

  hugh-265156 19:56 15 Nov 2003

did you get a copy of the windows disc?

if so format the disc using fdisk and reinstall the operating system.

click here

  vialli2000 20:02 15 Nov 2003

Thanks for that - I'm getting the picture.
Are the software clean up packages available not worth it ??

  powerless 20:05 15 Nov 2003

For peace of mind?


  ©®@$? 20:05 15 Nov 2003

delete temp internet files

  vialli2000 20:11 15 Nov 2003

Once again all, thanks - very helpful as usual

  Spencus 20:17 15 Nov 2003

Best to format & re-install,there could be a lot of the previous owners personal details on the HD they may not want you to know

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