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Getting Rid of Your Old Computer

Getting a new computer is great – everything is so much faster and easier to do. But what happens to your old PC? Keeping it in a box under the stairs until it becomes even more out-of-date isn’t going to help anyone.

The better options – sell it, donate it, or recycle it. If you choose to do one of those, here is a quick checklist of things you should do before handing over your old PC.

  • Make a backup of all your files onto a DVD, USB or cloud-based backup service.
  • Delete all your files and empty your recycle bin.
  • It is also recommended to rewrite your hard drive to ensure any deleted files are not recoverable.
  • If you are recycling your old computer, check with your local recycling location to see if they offer hard drive destruction.

If you are unsure how to do any of these things, contact your local computer service center.

That’s it! You’re now free to do whatever you want with the old thing and if you insist on keeping it, perhaps you can convert it to a computer planter.

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One Response to Getting Rid of Your Old Computer

  1. Caroline E says:

    Hahahaha that computer plant, funny! =)

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