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WHY WE WIPE
Why are the hard disk drives of donated computers wiped?

1) Privacy is paramount. We have no need to see or pass on the personal information stored on the hard drive(s) of donated computers. And people who donate computers to C4C should do so without fear that any of their personal information will be compromised.

2) Staying within the law. A commercial operating system (like Windows or Mac OS X) left on the hard disk has a license that won't be passed on to the new owner. The same holds true for any commercial software, music, videos, etc.

3) Ease of installation. Any difficulties in software (slowness, malware, viruses, "Blue Screen of Death") are wiped away. We can install the C4C Lubuntu ReSpin without worrying about saving any files, or inter-polarity with another operating system.

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HOW WE WIPE
How exactly are the hard disk drives wiped?

C4C uses DBANdd, or wipe to wipe the hard disk drive(s) of donated computers  Whatever the method; all previous information is obliterated; pictures, music, videos, documents - even the operating system.

There is quite literally nothing left when we're done wiping a hard drive. Even if the disk was previously wiped, we wipe it again anyway. Additionally, we remove all references to license numbers, inventory numbers, and / or service numbers.



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