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Old Software Discs???

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Nicky D, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

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    I have quite a few discs of software that I have collected through the years. My question is what to do with them. Do I keep them forever, just in case or do I just trash them. I doubt that the discs are erasable and reusable. So what do you guys do with your old software discs?
     

  2. Toss the disks - after making a copy of the software. You never know when you (or someone else) may have to service an antiquated piece of equipment or to recover some data in an obsolete format.
     
  3. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    i would shred them...if you have a shredder...if not...just break 'em unless they are like those stupid free AOL CD's that used to always come in the mail.
     
  4. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Depending on the software you should check local charities and schools, while the schools in my area will not take old and outdated computers/software Goodwill will take anything.
     
  5. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Patron

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    Nobody wanted all of my 5.25" stuff. :rofl:

    3.5" is about that bad - single-sided or double-sided.
     
  6. UtahIrishman

    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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  7. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    Those make pretty good targets. :supergrin:
     
  8. glock19_fan

    glock19_fan ... --- ...

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    Use a free ISO software to make an ISO, and then feel free to do what you want with the CDs.

    Keep the ISO handy in case you need the software later.