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Would like to delete computer prior to donating system
\015 System is usable but has windows 98 and we updated with a HP laptop.\015
All you need to delete whats on the computer is to put a windows disc into the drive. When you get into the setup delete the windows 98 partition and there will no longer be anything on the machine.
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