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    What to do with old computer?

    we are all using laptops in our household now, and have a 7 year old pc sat around doing nothing,... it has the following:

    AMD Athlon XP 1.7GHZ (1.47 ghz?)
    GEFORCE 4 - 64 MB
    512MB Memory
    30GB hard drive
    2 DVDRW drives

    and it has a flatscreen monitor,.. one of the old square style ones.

    i dont know how much time any of the above has before it packs in and was wondering whats the best way to get rid? ... cant really be doing with listing it on ebay with all the costs, not really worth it.

    would any charities take it off my hands as its in working order?

    14 Comments

    nov 5th?

    set it up for your parents!

    Original Poster

    ascen;6630325

    set it up for your parents!



    not worth it as they have a brand new laptop setup in the office.

    Ask your local schools

    you could give it away for collection on here or freecycle

    Original Poster

    hmmm guess i should format the thing aswell?

    is there any way of wiping any possible personal information without having to re-install windows?

    burn it


    BURN ITTTTTTTTTT

    scrumpypaul;6630498

    burn itBURN ITTTTTTTTTT



    onto dvd

    Yuzo;6630448

    hmmm guess i should format the thing aswell?is there any way of wiping … hmmm guess i should format the thing aswell?is there any way of wiping any possible personal information without having to re-install windows?



    nope, but this works well

    killdisk.com/

    let the new owner set up their own operating system - Linux would work well on that spec

    hey................there's an idea - set up a linux terminal

    Check with a local charity before you burn it.

    if you are local to me I would take it, refurb it, and donate it to a SCOPE charity shop, I have done others in the past, and SCOPE is the charity I support because I have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy

    Original Poster

    bassman_uk;6630926

    if you are local to me I would take it, refurb it, and donate it to a … if you are local to me I would take it, refurb it, and donate it to a SCOPE charity shop, I have done others in the past, and SCOPE is the charity I support because I have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy



    would love to mate but i am in blackpool,... looks like atleast 2-3 hours drive

    Yuzo;6631040

    would love to mate but i am in blackpool,... looks like atleast 2-3 hours … would love to mate but i am in blackpool,... looks like atleast 2-3 hours drive



    bit far lol............ but thanks for the consideration :thumbsup: will leave rep

    Don't think many organisations take electrical appliances these days.

    How about sticking it on the school notice board (assuming family are at school) maybe a low income family would have it.
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