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 ====== Laptop Software Policy ====== ====== Laptop Software Policy ======
-With the exception of the following software, all students separating from the college are responsible for deleting/​removing all other institutionally owned software from their laptops upon leaving the College.+All students separating from the college are responsible for deleting/​removing all institutionally owned software from their laptops upon departure.
  
-  * Current MS Operating system ​ 
-  *   * Current version Microsoft Office Products ​ 
-  *   * Freely available or open source software 
  
 +You are no longer licensed to use any Olin owned/​licensed software including:
  
-Microsoft Security Essentials is free antivirus/antimalware ​product provided by Microsoft that +  * Olin site licensed software such as Matlab and Solidworks 
 +  * Symantec Endpoint Protection - you should have a personal copy of antivirus software 
 +  * All programs that are licensed for the cloud from Microsoft and Adobe will stop functioning as the licensing will be expired. Be sure to move any cloud files to a more accessible location.  
 + 
 +Microsoft Security Essentials is free antivirus/anti malware ​product provided by Microsoft that 
 should serve most students needs in replacing the institutionally-owned Symantec that comes installed on all Olin-maintained computers. should serve most students needs in replacing the institutionally-owned Symantec that comes installed on all Olin-maintained computers.
  
 Please note that all network based applications that connect to a server for a license key will no  Please note that all network based applications that connect to a server for a license key will no 
 longer work.  longer work. 
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 +
 +======How to reset your laptop to the Windows 10 factory image======
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 +Before doing the steps below make sure you have all your data backed up on an external source i.e. thumb drive, external hard drive, or cloud storage. ​ This process will delete all data and user accounts. ​ When completed your laptop will be like it was out of the box from Dell.  We recommend using this method to “refresh” you laptop to give it a longer life after graduation.
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 +1. Click **Start** , then type "​reset."​
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 +2. Select **Reset this PC (System Setting)**.
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 +3. Under Advanced Startup, select **Restart now**.
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 +4. At the Choose an option screen, select **Troubleshoot**.
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 +5. Select** Factory Image Restore**.
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 +6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the reset process. This takes some time and your computer will restart.
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 +Once the reset process is complete you will need to setup your system, simply follow the onscreen instructions. ​ If you are signing in with a Microsoft account that account will be used via Microsoft support for password recovery.
 +If you don’t have a Microsoft account you want to use, we recommend making a secondary local administrator account as a backup in case you forget the password for your primary account. ​ You can do this by doing the following:
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 +1. Click Start , then type “users"​.
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 +2. Expand the **Local Users and Groups section**.
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 +3. Select **Users**, and then **Action** at the top of the window, and click **New User**.
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 +4. Create username and password for the account and click **Create**.
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 +5. Click on **Groups** on the left in the **Computer Management** window, then double click **Administrators**.
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 +6. On the next window click **Add**, type in the name of the new account you just made and click **Okay**.
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