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Old 30-08-2011, 01:03 PM
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Overview of freeware secure deletion stuff here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...se-utility.htm

In my experience this type of thing works best after a thorough defrag. I found this page of freeware defraggers on the same site:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...fragmenter.htm

I've not used any of those listed, but improving on XP's inbuilt defragger can't be hard as it's shite (but not as shite as the last Norton one I tried)

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Old 30-08-2011, 01:34 PM
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Thats well timed.....

Mrs P has just got a new laptop and was asking what to do about the old drive in her old laptop as she wants to flog it
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Old 30-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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On the de-fragging front, I find that Piriform's "Defraggler" does a very good job on my partner's Windows laptop.

http://www.piriform.com/defraggler
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Piriform are the same lot that do CCleaner which is one of those 'must have' applications.
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Old 30-08-2011, 02:08 PM
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Piriform are the same lot that do CCleaner which is one of those 'must have' applications.
Oh very much yes on that one...
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Old 30-08-2011, 08:20 PM
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The original technique for hard disc defraggling is very thorough. Piriform have just jumped on the bandwagon and nicked the name.
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