close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

How to "wipe" the free space on a hard-drive?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by ERASER, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

    Messages:
    5,222
    Likes Received:
    871
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2000
    Hi:

    I have an old computer which I would like to give away. It's got Windows 98 on it and not very much else.
    Ideally, I'd like to reformat and reinstall but I understand that Microsoft is not supporting Windows 98 anymore. I'd rather keep the current installation with the updates and service packs than to just reinstall the OS from the old disk and not have the updates. That sort of leaves me with having to uninstall and/or delete as much as possible and then "wiping" the free space with a program which won't wipe the entire drive.

    Can anyone point me towards such a (hopefully FREE) program?

    Thanks, in advance, for the help!
     
  2. Rabid Rabbit

    Rabid Rabbit

    Messages:
    4,272
    Likes Received:
    674
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    I think they still have the updates on line but just are not creating any new updates. You can also buy online or at computer shows a DVD that contains all the updates for about $10.
     

  3. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Location:
    Carlisle, PA