wipe hard drive & keep OS without CD?
by vb734 - 2/13/11 4:39 PM
I'm replacing my computer and would like to donate the old one. I need to delete my info but would like to keep the OS on if possible (so some poor nonprofit doesn't have to buy it again). Unfortunately, the CD drive is broken and so I can't use the restore CD after wiping the disk. It's a Lenovo R61e laptop with Windows Vista Home Basic.
I read on another thread that you can create a new username on Vista and delete your old one- will that do anything? Or should I just completely wipe the drive and forget about saving the OS?
Thanks for your help.