Guide on how to make sure your data is safely wiped before you get rid of your old computer.
Laptop data backup and desktop data backup is just as important as enterprise data backup. Nowadays, backup drives come at affordable prices and are very simple to use. The process of transferring your files is incredibly easy as you just need to plug in the USB and move your files.
Steps for Encrypt laptop, Go to Control Panel > BitLocker Drive Encryption, Click “Turn on BitLocker” next to the drive you want to encrypt, Enter a long and varied alphanumeric password or passphrase.
It is very important to deauthorize the programs on your old laptop before uninstalling them. Some programs such as iTunes and Microsoft Office allow installation of a limited number of softwares or computers to access your files. So make sure to deauthorize all the accounts from your old laptop before uninstalling the programs.
Remove all the files and wipe the disk clean. Instead of simply dragging old files into the recycle bin, delete them completely from your settings. Use Ctrl +Shift + Delete, it will erase all files permanently.
If you have Windows Operating System, go to settings > change PC settings > update and recovery option > get started. Then click next to reset your laptop. This will restore the original settings of your laptop and erase all the files
If you’re planning on exchange your old Windows 10 laptop, you will want to make sure you clean your old device.There are many centres around the city where you can dispose of your electronic waste, after which it will be responsibly recycled