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Re: How do I make sure my second hand computer is safe?

Before you go much further, I'd first make an image rescue disk of the drive as it currently exists. Not having the OS disks, that will at least get you back to where you are now if things should go sour at some point. Otherwise, if things crash seriously, you'll risk having to buy a new set of Windows disks...

Later, once you get your system cleaned up and running to your satisfaction, create another "baseline" image rescue disk for future reference.
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