There comes a time in every computer's life that it becomes obsolete. If you still have life in that old computer and you wish to donate it or sell it to someone else, make sure your personal information doesn't go with it. Just reformatting the hard drive is not going to take care of that. Someone can still come and recover the old data. Your life is still in that old computer. Why give someone the excuse of committing identify theft on you?
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See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day.