I want to donate my laptop, but its not useful to the recipient without an O/S. Is it possible to wipe it without removing the O/S and and installed programs like Office etc? I'm looking for a reasonable degree of "clean". I don't need to cover up a crime, but at the same time I don't want someone to be able to lift my name, dob, ssn, etc, (just in case it ever gets in the wrong hands). Its an IBM Thinkpad I bought around 2003 running XP. I don't have any of the software install CDs - probably lost those in a move - I've done a reasonable amount of searching today and no luck. Thanks in advance.