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Giving away my computer to a friend - what security steps should I take? RRS feed

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  • I want to give my old computer to my grandson's friend. I don't want to give the young people just a shell that would have to be repartitioned and new software loaded. In other words, I don't want to fully wipe out the hard drive - just my files and personal info. Also, I want to remove the MAC from Internet so when the kids log into the Internet and the MAC is read, I don't want the website to think it is us - the original owners, logging in. What do you suggest?
    Monday, February 15, 2010 9:05 PM

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