Hi all reading this thread I'm using XP Pro, service pack 3 and I'm planning to sell my computer. The problem is: I need to find and remove all personal data (email accounts, documents, pictures, program data that i used, office files, user accounts, etc. briefly all things belong to me.) in a such way that they cannot be recovered easily; but all the installed programs should be remained. At this point I do not want to format my computer. Can any program like Eraser 6.0.9, PC Tools Privacy Guardian or SecureClean programs manage to handle this (I don't have any experience with these programs) ? What do you suggest me to do on this issue ? Or/And manually do something extra ? Thanks in advance. PS: I'm not sure but I want to state: First create a backup of my system without documents and recover the system from this backup. Is it possible ? A way ? not sure.