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    yes, obviously if you're worried some government agency is coming after you by all means take a large electro magnet and physically massage your hard disk with it.

    Otherwise, for the average person, a hard drive reformat and windows reinstall is sufficient
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    yes, obviously if you're worried some government agency is coming after you by all means take a large electro magnet and physically massage your hard disk with it.

    Otherwise, for the average person, a hard drive reformat and windows reinstall is sufficient
    As long as they don't ever discard the hard drive, it's fine. But hey...nobody ever had problems with identity theft because they carelessly discarded a "clean" reformatted hard drive and someone with enough IT knowledge to fill a thimble picked it up and recovered the data on it. That never happens.

    People need to know that a simple reformat is not enough to secure their data. The billions lost in this country as a result of identity theft aren't just eaten up by banks and other institutions as write offs, you know. We ALL pay for it.

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    Update:

    I did it. VERY easy, all I did was insert the disk, restart my computer, follow the prompts and it did it on its own. I did have to re-install my driver for my modem, but I got right back up online within one hour start to finish.
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