Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Gloria Wes » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 02:40:16


Buying an old ISA-bus PC (need for a legacy card -- don't ask...) and the
seller (well, technically, the "giver") wants to erase private data before I
can have it.

For Windows 3, what is a good utility to erase caches, mail folders, etc.,
anything containing user data?

Thanks.
 
 
 

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Gloria Wes » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 03:43:16

Oops... the PC has Windows 2000.

Suggestions for a "cleaner" app?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Hans-Peter » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:34:53

Gloria West schrieb:

I'd encrypt all (sensitive) folders, before removing them.

DoDi
 
 
 

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Spalls Hur » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:56:54

On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:40:16 -0800, Gloria West


Wipe the drive with DBAN http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Gloria Wes » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 01:16:04

> Wipe the drive with DBAN http://www.yqcomputer.com/

My goal is to not to have to reinstall windows. I'd prefer to make this as
easy as possible.
 
 
 

Good "cleaner" app for early Windows PC?

Post by Serge » Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:12:44

IMHO the best "cleaner" is clean install of newer operating system (Windows
2000 -> Windows XP for example)