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john god

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Hello,

What I'm trying to do is clear out the other computer to give to my daughter.

Both pc's are windows XP. Older models.

My PC works fine.

I want to connect my pc tower to the other pc tower,
but only to use one monitor ,keyboard and mouse.

This way I can clean out the other pc, while still working on mine.

Thank-You,
John God
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Kemasa

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You can use a KVM switch to switch between the computers. There is also some software which allows you to access another computer remotely, but I don't know that it is free. Perhaps others can speak of it.

The best way to clear out the machine is to reload the OS. There are many places where your personal data can hide.
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john god

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Thank-You,
John God

Is the best way to clean out my OS,
to delete everything on my pc than reinstall?

Edited by john god, 19 April 2012 - 04:21 PM.

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Well it depends on what your objective is

If you want to present a totally clean system to your daughter, there is of course nothing to beat a clean install of windows.

The clean install incorporating a format of the drive and the reinstallation of Windows itself must of course, in the terms of the normal user, then make anything that WAS on the drive unavailable.

However of course, all programs installed will be lost and unrecoverable unless you have the installation media

Additionally unless you have XP SP3 installation media you will be faced with the SP and hours of updating, driver issues etc.

In short it depends on what yoju wish to present to your daughter, what is on it now, that you do not wish her to see if anything, etc. and of course if the computer has a recovery parttiion, rather than using a Microosoft XP CD on a non branded computer, then the reovery parttiion will rteurn it to how it was when sold if that option is selected.
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john god

Just wondered how you went on with the preparation of the computer for your daughter
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