Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done. ~ Andy Rooney
So I've decided to sell the old Thinkpads around my house that no one uses – turns out, if I keep our best T41, I can sell the rest, which includes two other T41's, a T30, a T20, and three T20's that are only good for parts (no workie).
Anyway, the process for getting these ready for sale is interesting. It goes like this:
- Download the ISO file of the Universal Boot CD
- Burn the ISO image to a CD (luckily, you can Burn ISO Images Natively in Windows 7)
- Boot from the UBCD, then run CopyWipe to wipe all data (reformatting a drive does not remove all your data, all it does is clear the index)
- Install Windows XP Pro w/ SP3
Not that hard once you do it once or twice, but anyway, one of my T20's that I've already sold took a tumble and broke the corner off. I took the picture to the right, then used a Picnik filter to make it artsy for this post.