clean a pc to give away

  howard63 20:58 04 Sep 06

I have an old pc xp1000 which I wish to give to a friend for his 12 year old son to use. They have a broadband connection and the pc has an ethernet port for connection to their router. Does anyone know of a simple method of cleaning the hard drive of all old stuff but leaving the os xppro sp2 intact. Without formatting and reinstalling the os and then reactivating it. As usual all suggestions appreciated.

  skidzy 21:14 04 Sep 06

This should help click here

  ade.h 21:49 04 Sep 06

It would be a good idea to clean it physically as well; get the dust out of it, clean the fans and check connections.

  howard63 20:21 05 Sep 06

I have physically cleaned it and think I will probably format the hard drive and start all over with it. Thanks for the replies.

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