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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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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on the software you should check local charities and schools, while the schools in my area will not take old and outdated computers/software Goodwill will take anything.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

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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

    3.5" is about that bad - single-sided or double-sided.
     
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    UtahIrishman BLR Silver Member

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    They make good targets
     
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    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    Those make pretty good targets. :supergrin:
     
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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.