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Before Recycling a Laptop


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Neal W

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I want to recycle my old laptop. How do I make sure there is no personal info left on it before I do that?
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http://www.dban.org/

1 random overwrite should do the trick. There is little need for more.

You need a CD burner.

Edited by devper94, 10 July 2011 - 09:10 AM.

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Recycle meaning dispose of in trash or sell to someone.
Dban should work very well either way. If you are really paranoid you can remove the drive and smash it into little bits.
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Thanks. dban sounds like the answer.
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