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Clean up machine

Hi,

We have a few old laptops/pcs sitting around in the office, my boss asked me to clean them up and donate them out.

I uninstalled programs that dont need to be on the machines, turned off system restore, and did defragment.

My question is, is there other steps I can take to make sure whatever had been uninstalled or deleted can not be recovered?  thx
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jhyieslaCommented:
We use KillDisk and run the DoD level wipe before trashing or donating any computer.
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
Thank you, quick question, by doing so, does it mean hdd will be wiped clean? no OS at all?  thanks
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jhyieslaCommented:
Right, that will wipe everything and make it almost impossible to recover and private data.  At that point, if you want, you could reinstall the OS.  Unless you are using a corporate key, you would have the ability to reinstall and relicense the OS on those machines.
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mcrmgAuthor Commented:
thank you
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