Laptop Hard Disk Clean-up

  SURVEY 09:58 08 Dec 2007

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!

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:20 08 Dec 2007

All the 98 updates are here or click here. Use the recovery disk and that will be need to get too paranoid.


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