Prepping Your Computer For Sale

Selling or donating a computer is a process that should take a little bit of consideration. What you DON'T want to do is just uninstall your programs and delete your user folder. Nope, no good. The best method is a little more involved than that, as you need to be mindful of personal data that lurks around (even though you may *think* it's gone). This "Ask Lifehacker" article gives an overview of a good way to go about it, and covers both Mac and Windows computers. For Linux, the process would be similar: backup your data, wipe the hard drive, and reload the operating system so the computer is usable as sold.

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