Cleaning all personal and banking info from PC.

  qlrgeorge 21:13 20 Oct 2008

I'm replacing my PC with a Laptop and would like to give my old PC to a charity. Is there any software that I can buy to erase all my personal information and my Banking and Creit card details as I've read that some people have had bad experiences after giving their computers to a charity. I'm not an absolute beginner but not really upto speed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:22 20 Oct 2008

Do you have the CD to reinstall the operating system?

Best option is to wipe the drive with something like Killdisk then reinstall windows.

  bluto1 21:28 20 Oct 2008

You might want to looh at click here or click here

I cannot say I've used either so make your own mind up.

Fruit Bat /\0/\s suggestion is also very valid.

  woodchip 21:39 20 Oct 2008

Why not keep the drive and put it in a caddy, run it from USB. fit a cheap new drive in the computer to sell it etc

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