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Changing Computers at Work


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

At my office, I am scheduled to move to a different office with a different computer. I do not use my computer for any inappropriate activities but I do use it to track some of my favorite sites - such as Bleeping Computer! What should I make sure to delete so that the person moving to this computer has a "clean start?"

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:35 PM

To start with, any "saved" passwords. From there, any programs, bookmarks, favorite places you have installed or linked to.
Be sure to log out of any online sites. Especially shopping or emails.

Edited by buddy215, 12 November 2009 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:37 PM

I would simply delete/save all favorities and all cookies, as well as the obvious "My" group of files.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:47 PM

You may also want to empty the cache, empty the recycle bin, run the system cleanup utility, and defragment the hard drive.
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#5 Hal06

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

Thanks. Where would the cache and cookies be? And where are all the "my files?"

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 04:26 PM

hamluis means my documents, my pictures, etc.
Go to internet options and delete all temporary files. That will clear the cache.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 11:23 AM

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:23 PM

You can also use this program
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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  • Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
  • Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

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