Clean up my Hard drive before selling it. Clean Registry? what else?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by baaab, Apr 22, 2005.

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    baaab Guest

    I backup all my data from my old computer and then deleted from hd. I
    deleted my cookies, history and bookmarks. What else can I to get rid of my
    personal info. Is there such a thing as registry cleaner that gets rid of
    personal info like passwords. There are certain things that autocomplete
    that are in the registry. I don't have anything top secret on my system,
    but it would be nice to find a utility program that makes cleaning up quick
    and easy. thanks.
    baaab, Apr 22, 2005
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    Paul S Guest

    There are so many places where personal info is kept, your best bet is a
    complete reinstall.
    Paul S, Apr 22, 2005
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    Martik Guest

    Martik, Apr 22, 2005
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    Parko Guest

    De-gauss it. Or Eraser, 35 sweeps should do the trick, if you want to
    hang around a while.
    Parko, Apr 23, 2005
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    ProfGene Guest

    There is a registry cleaner but here should be no passwords in the
    registry. They are in Windows as pwd files which you can safely delete.
    ProfGene, May 9, 2005
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    Demmpa Guest

    Pwd-files is only on win9x/me not in win2k/XP
    Demmpa, May 10, 2005
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