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Nicky D
06-09-2009, 19:46
I have quite a few discs of software that I have collected through the years. My question is what to do with them. Do I keep them forever, just in case or do I just trash them. I doubt that the discs are erasable and reusable. So what do you guys do with your old software discs?

06-09-2009, 20:27
Toss 'em.

06-09-2009, 21:52
Toss the disks - after making a copy of the software. You never know when you (or someone else) may have to service an antiquated piece of equipment or to recover some data in an obsolete format.

06-10-2009, 13:37
i would shred them...if you have a shredder...if not...just break 'em unless they are like those stupid free AOL CD's that used to always come in the mail.

Sgt. Schultz
06-10-2009, 14:29
Depending on the software you should check local charities and schools, while the schools in my area will not take old and outdated computers/software Goodwill will take anything.

06-11-2009, 06:07
Nobody wanted all of my 5.25" stuff. :rofl:

3.5" is about that bad - single-sided or double-sided.

06-11-2009, 07:11
They make good targets

Sgt. Schultz
06-11-2009, 07:11
Nobody wanted all of my 5.25" stuff. :rofl:

3.5" is about that bad - single-sided or double-sided.Those make pretty good targets. :supergrin:

06-11-2009, 12:52
Use a free ISO software to make an ISO, and then feel free to do what you want with the CDs.

Keep the ISO handy in case you need the software later.