Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How to Dispose Old Computers Safely

So you own an old computer and you finally feel like you are ready to let go but you just want to make sure you are disposing it safely. Computers that are well-maintained can run a good three years and may be extended for two to three more years if you continue with good maintenance. After five to six years, you may need to upgrade or replace your computer because with the fast-paced technology today, chances are; there are going to be a lot of incompatibility issues that you will encounter. New software won’t work properly on your old system and you may even have difficulty getting technical support. Whether you decide to sell or recycle your old computer, it is very important to understand that the personal data stored on your hard drive can be recovered by identity thief that might put you at risk.


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