Purchase a new dell tower months ago and want to set it up but I want to delete everything so I can take it to get recycled. I have a product called Pc eraser to remove it to but I had it for a while. Wondering if there is something else I could use that maybe better and I did clean out some of it using pc eraser but what to make sure what else I need to do. I have yes still Windows XP but stop using it cause it was so slow getting on the Internet. My new tower has Windows 8 or 8.1. I have a monitor that I can use that came with my dell demension that is working fine. Every time I have been on the forum, I got get information.
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I just pull the drives out, and then take the platters out and smash them with my 32 ounce ford wrench ( small sledge hammer).
Pull the magnets as they are good for garage use.
Download the free DBAN app to nuke everything on the hard drive.
Create a bootable CD or USB with DBAN. Boot from the CD or USB and run DBAM on your hard drive.
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I am not a Dell employee