Thank you, Ken. I reinstalled in clean. That should be enough!
"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 would
> > 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 programs.
> Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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