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Getting rid of old computer question

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Thread Starter 
Oh goodie!!! Somewhere I can go and ask questions without feeling so stupid. Here goes!

I'm getting a new computer next week and will be giving my old one to a friend. I know that before I do this I should "clean" my old one. My question: Is there a fairly simple and quick way to do this and at what time do I do it. Guess I can't obvioulsy clean it while I'm still using it. I did ask this question on a computer forum and got back an answer that told me to use a "recovery" disc but I felt so dumb I didn't want to write back and ask "What's that"?

I have a PC running Windows ME.
Thanks all for any help you can give.

Barbara "Mupcat"
post #2 of 4
When you bought your computer, it should have come with a recovery CD. It restores the computer to the state it was in when you bought it. I don't know how it works exactly, but it wipes out anything you did, downloaded, saved, and leaves only what was there at the time of purchase.

I would make copies on disks of all files you want to keep, and then run the recovery CD. My computer is ME, and the CD says "Recovery CD."
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You could copy all the files you want to save on to a disc, and uninstall and reinstall Windows ME if you still have the Windows ME CD.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks Vadar and bren.1-- That sounds simple enough if I don't screw it up in the process. I know I no longer have the recovery disc since my computer was infected with one of those horrible viruses about 2 years ago. It completely destroyed everything and the guy who rebuilt it for me is no longer around and I know I never received everything back from him. Not sure about the ME disc, but I'll look. Hopefully this will take care of it.
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