I want to give the computer away but need to remove all the extra stuff I’ve installed first. How do I do that?
Hello, if you have the installation disk, the best advice is to do a clean instal.
Remove installed programs from add and remove option of control panel.
Reinstall your operating system.
format you data on the hard disk, or use a shredder so the new owner will not be able to recover your deleted data with a recovery software.
If I might also add, to be absolutely sure none of your data is recoverable, use DBAN.
right, use Dban as @Jeff_Fabish:disqus suggested.
why dban ? : http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Erase-Data-Off-a-Hard-Drive