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Donating Old Pc and laptop

Dear All,

I am planning on donating my old Pc and Laptop and want to ensure none of my personal data remains on them. After going through several articles, I was able to gather the following points:-

1. Save / backup important files
2. Encrypt the hard disk
3. Format the Pc
4. Make us of specialized Disk erasing/wiping software

Questions:
1. How does turning on the Disk encryption help me if I am donating my Pc
2. Are there any different steps for Mac Laptops
3. Would the above mentioned steps suffice to ensure my data would not be recovered .

Thanks in advance.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks Andreas! That was very helpful!

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Thank you Jackie Man, Noxcho and Scrobber for all your inputs!!Helped a lot!! I think I ll try the Boot and Nuke erasing option.

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T
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Thanks much!
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