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Wiping A Computer

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Matt Guerra

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My Mother Wants to take my Old Dell To Learn How to use it. So i just want to take everything off but the operating system and internet explorer and word processing software, and anything that is a novice would need.I'm also hoping that this will speed it up a little by reducing cluter. How can i get my music off of that computer to my new laptop.
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Probably the easist way is with a USB network if you are not set up in any other kind of network.


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Welcome to G2G

To get rid of unwanted programs, go to control panel->Add/remove programs & uninstall everything you want to remove

To delete documents, just open My Documents & delete the contents

Go to control panel->Internet Options->Delete files. Tick the 'delete all offline content' box & click OK

To move all your music files to your laptop depends on what hardware you have available. The best way, if you have a CD burner on the Dell, is to copy them all to CD. Assuming you have a CD player in the laptop, you can then just copy them over.

After all this, you should defrag the hard drive on the Dell
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