Re: Reformat of Vista Computer
"Judy" <Judy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thank you, Ken. I reinstalled in clean. That should be enough!
You're welcome. Glad to help.
> "Ken Blake" wrote:
>> "Judy" <Judy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >I am in the process of donating a computer that has Vista on it and
>> > like to wipe it clean before donating it. What is the best way of
>> > going
>> > about doing this before reinstalling Vista? I see many programs on the
>> > internet to wipe hard drives clean, but is there a way I can do it
>> > myself
>> > without downloading a special program?
>> It depends on how paranoid you want to be. For most people simply
>> reinstalling Vista cleanly is good enough. It's highly unlikely that the
>> recipient of your computer will go to the trouble of even trying to find
>> your old files, let alone succeed at it.
>> If you want to be more thorough, you need one of the third-party
>> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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