Wiping hard drive to give away my old PC

  paul_allard 09:47 20 Oct 2014
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If I reformat the hard drive, is that enough beFore giving away my old PC?

  spuds 10:42 20 Oct 2014

That would depend on who you want to give your old PC to, because while a reformat might solve the problem, it will not remove all the evidence on the hard-drive.

There are some programmes out there that might help, and if you have and use CCleaner for instance, then have a look at that programme for a possible help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:04 20 Oct 2014

Reset to factory conditions (which formats the drive in the process of restoring windows)

download and install CCleaner and use the drive wiper tool to wipe the Free Space on C: and all of any other partitions. 3-5 time pass will be good enough except for any CSI expert. :0)

  paul_allard 11:48 20 Oct 2014

Thanks - I'll try that

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