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Old 05-31-2007, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to sell my desktop but, I wanted to remove my registeed name from computer. Can I or would I have to buy a new CD of XP?
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Reformat the hard drive.
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create a new account and delete the old one
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new hard drive...
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new hard drive...
This has my vote You dont want someone easily recovering any of your old data...even if you format it a few times they can recover data from it if they are evil.

Also what are you asking exactly? You want to re-install XP fresh on this machine with the cd-key assigned to this PC? or are you trying to use this CD-Key on multiple machines? If you are selling the PC with a copy of Windows XP on it you must also give them the COA with the CD-KEY for it to be legal. Not so much the media, but the COA for sure.
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