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#1 Never That

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

can any one help me with this im selling an old computer and i want to make sure my banking and other passwords wont become compromised.


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:01 AM

QUOTE(Never That @ May 29 2008, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
can any one help me with this im selling an old computer and i want to make sure my banking and other passwords wont become compromised.

Hi,
Buy a cheap new hard drive and smash the old one up with a hammer, that is what I did.
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#3 Never That

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 04:10 PM

That idea sounds the easiest to be honest.
Thanks.

just a quick question on that if i just remove it and plug the new one in it will auto work or no?
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:29 PM

get Eraser or Kill disk or search Download.com for "erase hard disk" & use any of them. never used them before but i know these are industry standard tools. that's the way to go.

#5 bobhome

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 07:11 AM

Hi,
I think that Amir's way , my way for certain, you would have to install a new operating system.
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Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 processor (3.00GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB cache)
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256MB ATI® Radeon™ HD 2400 XT graphics card
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built wireless and bluetooth




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