I've just sold my second computer. To feel secure, I overwrite all my files seven or eight times with a permanent deleter, and then I try to format the hard drive. This time it's a PC, and I don't want to be bothered pulling the HDD, hooking it up to an external USB, and formatting, especially since this comp had very little on it. It was just used as temp backup for some pictures while my external HDD is replaced, for media playlists, and a few CD's I'm legal to copy for myself only. The last step for these sales I've made has been to put on a clean install of XP.
I could save time and possibly skip two big steps; the shredding step of the program files, and the clean install of XP on a computer that's clean enough (a showroom model maybe). I need a small program to uninstall all the programs found in the Add/Remove dialog. Sounds too paranoid maybe, but an once of prevention. Maybe an option to leave a few like Adobe reader, OpenOffice, etc.
How about Unall, for prepping a computer for sale?
Has anybody come up with it yet? Anybody heard of anything similar?