Solved

Clean up machine

Posted on 2013-12-23
4
319 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Hi,

We have a few old laptops/pcs sitting around in the office, my boss asked me to clean them up and donate them out.

I uninstalled programs that dont need to be on the machines, turned off system restore, and did defragment.

My question is, is there other steps I can take to make sure whatever had been uninstalled or deleted can not be recovered?  thx
0
Comment
Question by:mcrmg
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
jhyiesla earned 300 total points
ID: 39735943
We use KillDisk and run the DoD level wipe before trashing or donating any computer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mcrmg
ID: 39735973
Thank you, quick question, by doing so, does it mean hdd will be wiped clean? no OS at all?  thanks
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:jhyiesla
ID: 39736010
Right, that will wipe everything and make it almost impossible to recover and private data.  At that point, if you want, you could reinstall the OS.  Unless you are using a corporate key, you would have the ability to reinstall and relicense the OS on those machines.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mcrmg
ID: 39736012
thank you
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Can I legally transfer my OEM version of Windows to another PC?  (AKA - Can I put a new systemboard in my OEM PC?) Few of us are both IT and legal experts but we all have our own views of Microsoft's licensing rules and how they apply.  There are…
Ok I have been working on this for some time having learned and gained certification in XenDesktop 4 along came version 5 which was released last month. Since then I have been working to deploy XenDesktop 5 in a small environment with only 2 virt…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

943 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

7 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now