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Make room for your new PC

December 19th, 2012 No comments

Lots of us have new computers and other devices on our gift lists this holiday season. But getting rid of the old ones can seem more daunting than joyful.

If you have two computers that run the Windows operating system, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your files and settings from one to the other.

Before giving away a computer or device, you can help protect yourself from identity theft by making sure to remove all personal information stored on it. You can use a certified refurbisher (preferred) or do it yourself.

Get guidance on how to dispose of computers and other devices.

Make room for your new PC, laptop, or Xbox

January 3rd, 2012 No comments

Did you get a new computer or gaming system for the holidays and you want to get rid of your old one? Make sure you clear all the old files from your old PC before you recycle it. That way, if it falls into the wrong hands, a criminal won’t be able to access your personal information. If you want to transfer some of your old files, you can use Windows Easy Transfer.

Make sure you remove:

  • Email contacts and messages
  • Your documents
  • Your computer’s recycle bin or trash folder
  • Your Internet browser’s cache, cookies, and history

Get more information about what to do with your old PC