I have 3 old desktops and 3 old monitors with win 98se and have not used for years. Not interested in advertising or trying to make money on them but would just like to donate or give them away. Nothing that I would consider dangerous or risky on any of them so I was wondering if simply running the hard drive formatting function would be safe enough to warrant donating to a computer shop, Staples, Best buy or similar would be good enough. I do not want to fool around taking them apart and destroying the hard drive, or any elaborate things I need to learn or download, or simply throwing them away by putting in trash collection. I guess the monitors would not be risky but not sure just what to do with the computers. I was thinking to run the format hard drive and calling up some places to see if they would take them. They do work but I have 3 recent laptops and do not need these old desktops nor would they maybe work with modern day things. Any suggestions on what or how to dispose of them in a helpful way? Do not like to break or destroy them. Two are from Nov 1998 and one is an old used one that went with a security camera system I had.